"The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then, makes no difference what group I'm in. I am everyday people." A collection of true-life tales about extraordinary individuals. In Joshua Dylan Mellars’ Stolen Youth: Political Prisoner of the Dictatorship (US 2016, 6 min), a Buenos Aires resident revisits the prison where he was “detained” 40 years ago during the Argentine military dictatorship. Joshua Moore’s Oddball (US 2016, 5 min) serves up a creative profile of Stephen Parr, the entrepreneur behind San Francisco's Oddball Films. In Nascent (US 2015, 7 min), two children, one Christian and one Muslim, seek answers from each other about a bloody civil war that has divided Central African Republic. In Dana Nachman’s Washed Away (US 2016, 16 min) we meet Brandon, sufferer of debilitating chronic pain, who can only find catharsis through his unique artistic pursuit. And finally, we present the latest from Will Parrinello, John Antonelli, and Tom Dusenbery of the Mill Valley Film Group and their Emmy Award-winning series narrated by Robert Redford. The New Environmentalists: from Peru to Tanzania (US 2016, 30 min) features inspiring portraits of six dedicated activists from around the world who have placed themselves squarely in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries while safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution.
Guests in attendance 10/9 & 10/10: Will Parrinello, John Antonelli, and Tom Dusenbery (New Environmentalists); Joshua Moore & Liz Payne (Oddball); Joshua Dylan Mellars (Stolen Youth); Dana Nachman, Ian Reinhard & Brandon Anderton (Washed Away) 10/10 only