Moving Stories

  • The School of Honk The School of Honk


Sequoia 2 Sun, Oct 7, 2018 11:45 AM
Century Larkspur 3 Wed, Oct 10, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Running Time:85 min.
Director:Rob Fruchtman
Producer:Mikael Södersten
Cornelia Ravenal
Wendy Sax
Screenwriter:Cornelia Ravenal
Cinematographer:Lex Fletcher
Shakeb Ahmed
Editor:Rob Fruchtman
Mikael Södersten
Print Source:Argot Pictures
Note Writer:Jennie Adler


Six dancers break through culture and language barriers to inspire at-risk youth across the world in award-winning filmmaker Ron Fruchtman’s (Sweet Dreams, MVFF 2012) compelling documentary. “Dancing to Connect” is a project of New York’s Battery Dance Company that takes the universal language of dance to India, Romania, and South Korea. Week-long workshops culminate in heartfelt performances before the young students’ communities. Beyond the workshops, members of the dance company foster a potent mentorship with a hip hop dancer in Iraq, further testimony to the uplifting power of movement. Candid interviews in this well-paced documentary grant audiences an intimate view of the project through the eyes of teachers and students. In the current climate of world events, there is no more perfect prescription to soothe the soul than Moving Stories.

Oct 8 screening is a CFI Education program open to school groups and the general public

Expected Guests: Director Rob Fruchtman; Producers Cornelia Ravenal, Wendy Sax, Mikael Södersten (All Screenings)

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In association with Roco Dance

Included Shorts

The School of Honk (12min) More

Additional Information

Rob Fruchtman is a Sundance and Emmy Award®-winning director, producer, and editor. He won the Documentary Directing Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for his feature film, Sister Helen (co-directed with Rebecca Cammisa), and has won three Emmys and several nominations for his work. He directed and produced Seeing Proof (2007) for George Soros’ Open Society. Among his films are Trust Me (2004); Secrets of Angels, Demons and Masons (2005); and Secrets of Mary Magdalen (2006). He has created series for the BBC, Showtime, and Reader’s Digest/Disney Channel, and programs about the arts for PBS.