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Director Biography – Krista Riihimaki (CHILD DISRUPTED)

KRISTA RIIHIMAKI, M.Ed. Documentary filmmaker, Educator, Artist Krista Riihimaki, the founder of White Poppy Media, is a Montessori educator who over the years taught children of all ages, ranging from 22 months and 14 years of age. She decided to … Continue reading

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Short Film: QUEENS WAY, 4min., UK, Documentary

On the eve of her 85th birthday, a headstrong widow reflects on the love and loss of her three husbands. Film Type: Documentary, Short Runtime: 4 minutes 40 seconds Completion Date: May 20, 2018 Production Budget: 500 GBP Country of … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Barbara van Rijn (THE CURE)

Director, writer, creative storyteller Barbara van Rijn, born in the Netherlands, March 31st, 1984, began her career as TV editor for a human interest television program, graduated as camera journalist in 2007. She continued her career in corporate storytelling. In … Continue reading

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Short Film: THE CURE, 32min., Ghana, Documentary

Studies reveal that about 70% of Ghanaians depend on traditional and herbal medicine. This short documentary is a journey of five HIV patients from Ghana and their Dr. Duncan who promises to cure HIV with a drug that he discovered … Continue reading

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Short Film: FIGHTING CHILDHOOD CANCER, 5min., USA, Documentary

Honoring the legacy of 3 year old Louie Vanderslice who lost his fight to childhood leukemia and how his legacy has impacted his family and community. Project Links  Website Film Type: Documentary Runtime: 5 minutes 52 seconds Completion Date: May … Continue reading

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Short Film: KYRA, 7min., Canada, Documentary

A vitiligo model inspiring people to not to be afraid of their own appearance. Project Links  Website  Facebook  Twitter News & Reviews “Call Me Patches!” Daily https://www.catersnews.com/stories/real-people/28542/  

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Director BIO: Yuntong Man (FLOWERS OF MARRAKECH)

Originally from Beijing, Yuntong graduated Emerson College in May 2016 and now studies at Columbia University. She focuses on documentaries about social justices and development. She believes film is an amazing medium to bridge people from different backgrounds together and … Continue reading

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Short Film: FLOWERS OF MARRAKECH, 8min., USA, Documentary

Nadia, a Moroccan Henna artist, is a single mother in Marrakech that is struggling to make a livable wage during the slow tourism season. The Marrakech Henna Art Café offers an innovative solution: mixed media Henna ornaments Project Links  Website … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Dennis Zaidi (CONNECTION IN CRISIS)

Dennis Zaidi is an award winning short film maker who has a passion for films about animals and nature. This project is the culmination of over two years spent researching and filming different types of Animal Assisted Intervention techniques. Director … Continue reading

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Short Film: TAOBAO, 4min., China, Documentary

Pin’er is a model on China’s largest online shopping site, Taobao. With a never-ending pile of clothes to shoot, Pin’er has developed a unique way of getting through her workload. Film Type: Documentary, Short Genres: Biography Runtime: 4 minutes 14 … Continue reading

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