Monthly Archives: September 2019

Director Biography – Blaze Nowara (SECRET ON THE HILL)

Blaze is a documentary and travel filmmaker based in New York City. He has worked in countries around the world including Jordan, Colombia, Brazil, Portugal, Kenya, Panama, Canada, Nepal, Mexico, Thailand, Ireland, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Advertisements

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Short Film: SECRET ON THE HILL, 16min., Brazil, Documentary

People hear “Brazil” and think samba, fútbol, and Rio. But there’s another story happening across the country. Taking place in one of Rio’s roughest favelas, Secret on the Hill follows Monique Silva, a young Brazilian American woman seeking to reconcile … Continue reading

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Short Film: THROUGH THE STORM, 14min., USA, Documentary

Unexpectedly caught in the path of category 5 hurricane Maria, a small team of humanitarians make the decision to ride out the storm. When the rain and winds subside, the team sets out on a mission to deliver sustainable clean … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Michael J. Grundmann (BREAKING FREE)

Mike Grundmann is an associate professor of journalism at James Madison University in Virginia. He has independently produced, shot and edited 10 documentaries, most of them national award winners broadcast by PBS affiliates. He was also a reporter and editor … Continue reading

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Short Film: BREAKING FREE, 12min., USA, Documentary

At a Virginia stable where equine therapy is practiced, veterans with PTSD process their trauma through largely nonverbal and tranquil means. Horses can read people, and the rapport that develops often allows vets to make amazing progress. Project Links  Website

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Short Film: AN UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT STORY, 6min., USA, Documentary

Do you want to know about undocumented immigrant #Facts and #Real World Immigrant Data? Are you tired of hearing undocumented immigrant stereotypes and misinformation that is fear-based? In 1981, I ran across the US-Mexican border at 7 years old for … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Ruth Grimberg (LEARNING TO SWIM)

Ruth is a self-shooting documentary filmmaker based in London. Her short documentaries focus on the lives of ordinary people who show extraordinary courage and strength in facing up to personal and political challenges using intimate yet respectful observational camerawork to … Continue reading

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