THE SAD MONK – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the March 2017 DOC Shorts Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Kierston Drier: THE SAD MONK, 11min. Germany Directed by Diana Frankovic Following this path to Nepal, we meet the young Tibetan buddhist monk Tenzin, a representative of a new generation, who is grappling with the questions of life and his religion. But instead of enlightenment, we find doubtful young monks… Continue reading THE SAD MONK – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the March 2017 DOC Shorts Festival

THE GENTLEMAN NEXT DOOR – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the March 2017 DOC Shorts Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Kierston Drier: THE GENTLEMAN NEXT DOOR, 16min, USA Directed by John Mollison Sometimes the old man next door turns out to also be a young man of a different, violent age. Director’s Statement: When an old man dies, a library burns. When I interview old combat pilots about their days,… Continue reading THE GENTLEMAN NEXT DOOR – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the March 2017 DOC Shorts Festival

THE BODY I LIVE IN – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the March 2017 DOC Shorts Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Kierston Drier: THE BODY I LIVE IN, 7min, USA Directed by Sam Davis-Boyd A personal-narrative documentary that follows Sam Boyd on her journey of self-love and acceptance, in a world that tells fat women they don’t deserve it. There is a large cultural narrative about female attractiveness, especially fat woman’s… Continue reading THE BODY I LIVE IN – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the March 2017 DOC Shorts Festival

GULMARG PARADISE ON EARTH – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the March 2017 DOC Shorts Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Kierston Drier: GULMARG – PARADISE ON EARTH, 14min, Australia Directed by Cassie De Colling A portrait of a small once wartorn mountain village that has been discovered as a new frontier for western ski tourism. The film explores the past and the future that Gulmarg is undergoing. Director’s Statement: Gulmarg,… Continue reading GULMARG PARADISE ON EARTH – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the March 2017 DOC Shorts Festival

BEING SEEN – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the March 2017 DOC Shorts Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated by Kierston Drier: BEING SEEN, 15min, USA Directed by Paul Zehrer A combination of funny, acerbic, and heart-wrenching, these people’s candid and articulate self-awareness quickly shatter preconceptions of the disabled. “Being Seen” explores the poorly understood subculture of people living with “developmental disabilities.” Bay Area filmmakers, Paul Zehrer and Chikara Motomura,… Continue reading BEING SEEN – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the March 2017 DOC Shorts Festival