FILM SCHOOL AFRICA
Katie Taylor, a Los Angeles casting director leaves her quickly growing career behind in order to teach filmmaking to youth in an impoverished South African community. Original- ly intending solely to equip them with employment opportunities, she quickly discovers the therapeutic impact on her students as they process life events through their films. Despite the community being resistant towards art and film, the school expands to a second community, and an additional college level program. Emerging from a wide range of social back- grounds, the students find themselves bridging racial and cultural barriers as they become united through filmmaking. Film School Africa exemplifies the power of storytelling within both the individual and the community.
Producer/Director : Nathan Pfaff | 89 minutes
Once Upon A Time in Yogyakarta
Sarjono is an old farmer who has been farming for decades in the region of Yogyakarta. This film shows the process of an old farmer working his rice field, step by step, from cultivating his land to harvest. Sarjono is a reflection of a traditional farmer who will be lost in the modern era.
Director : Dwi Saputro, Montase Production | 13 minutes
Kayan: Beyond The Ring
The Kayan people of Northern Thailand's so called 'long-neck' villages want the world to see the truth behind negative media headlines. The media has had a lot to say about the ethics of visiting the so called 'long-neck' Kayan villages of Northern Thailand, but should we not let the Kayan people decide whether they want people to visit them or not?
Director : Marko Randelovic | 5 minutes