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2010 Film Schedule

2010 MASTER FILM SCHEDULE CATEGORY: Agriculture (AG), Aviation (AV), Animals (AN), Biography (BIO), Children (CH), Dance (DA), Ethnic (ETH), Entertainment (ENT), Environment (ENV), History (HIST), Industry (IND), Medical (MED), Music (MUS), Painting (PA), Political (POL), Science (SCI), Social (SOC), Sport (SP), War (WAR). CAUTION: Adult Themes (AT), Graphic Medical Procedures (GM), Language (LA), Nudity (NU), Substance Abuse, (SA), Violence (VI). A Beautiful Hand Director/Producer: Sundeep Bangia/ Prabhat Sachdeva Mumbai, Maharastra, India Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 6 min Based on a true story of a family living in the deep interiors of India, it portrays how life and circumstances get the parents to be ruthless towards their own child. They use him to arrange the next meal with the help of the child’s little hands. SOC/ETH ABOUT FACE: THE STORY OF GWENDELLIN BRADSHAW Director/Producer: Mary Katzke, Joel Goodman, Keiko Deguchi / Deborah Schildt Anchorage, Alaska, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Monday Sept. 20, 1:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 20 min On a chilly Alaskan summer night in 1980, 10 month old Gwendellin Bradshaw was placed on top of a campfire by her mentally distraught mother. Given a 50/50 chance of surviving, she barely made it. Now 24 years later, Gwen is left with figuring out how to live with her physical and emotional scars. BIO/SOC Almost A Legend Director/Producer: Mia Vuorio‐Ringwald/Terhi Kylliainen South Ealing, London, UK Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 37 min Almost A Legend gives an insight into the colorful life and acid wit of lyricist Fran Landesman, taking us back to ‘40s New York, ‘50s St. Louis and ‘60s London, as Fran, together with husband Jay, reminisces about their extraordinary life and encounters that shaped her as a writer. MU/BIO ANNE PERRY Interiors Director/Producer: Dana Linkiewicz/ Hans W. Geissendoerfer Germany Location: DSC Campus – Eccles Mainstage Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 2:00 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 10 min For the first time ever, Anne Perry, one of the premier crime fiction authors, has granted a camera team access to her secluded home in the Scottish Highlands. Yet, Anne Perry’s name is also attached to a murder that took place when she was only 15 which made it to the big screen in the 1990s ‐ the film “Heavenly Creatures” featuring Kate Winslet as Anne. BIO APHRODITE’S MIRROR Director/Producer: Israel del Santo / François van den Abele, Jorge Sanchez Gallo Madrid, Spain Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 4:30 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 4:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Cinema 8 Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 1:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr What is beauty? A simple question. We look for it in Lebanon.ETH/SOC ARCHITECT/BUILDER/ DEVELOPER, JONATHAN SEGAL Director/Producer: Jeffrey Durkin San Diego, California, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Monday Sept. 20, 10:00 a.m. Category: Short; Length: 12 min Architect Jonathan Segal is pioneering a new way to build southern California cities through sustainable design. BIO/IN Ballhawks Director/Producer: Michael Diedrich/ Joel Murray, Josh Hamilton Chicago, Illinois, USA Location: Electric Theater Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 8:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 5:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 14 min “Ballhawks” is the story of the group of men who have been chasing baseballs and dreams just outside the ivy‐covered walls of Wrigley Field, for the last 90 years. Home run balls hit out of Wrigley are always valuable, but this year (2004) they could be priceless. SP BEIJING PUNK Director/Producer: Shaun Jefford/Mike Kramer, Paul Turner, Shaun Jefford Los Angeles, California, USA Location: Electric Theater Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 8:30 p.m. Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater Time: Fri., Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 11 min What happens when 1.3 billion Chinese discover punk? Beijing Punk is a feature length, English language documentary that is an exploration of the hidden world of rebels and misfits a scratch under the surface of conformist China. MUS/LA Between the Tides Director/Producer: Tyler Quintano/ Nick Manning Durango, Colorado, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 4:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 10:00 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 50 min What would you do if rising seas salinated your crops, submerged your home and threatened to displace hundreds of millions of your people? The inhabitants of Bangladesh and India are currently fighting this battle on the front lines of climate change. ENV/POL Big Bang BrieFly Director/Producer: Keith Olwell, Elizabeth Kiehner New York, New York, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 2:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 3 min Dr. Levin explains her theory of the universe in a way that is both captivating and easily understandable (with the aid of some stunning visuals) for the public awareness of science. SCI, Family Friendly BORN TO RIDE: CODY WRIGHT, QUEST FOR A WORLD TITLE Director/Producer: Jon Smith/Lyman Hafen St. George, Utah, USA Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 7:00 p.m. Location: Parry Lodge, Old Barn Playhouse, Kanab Time: Thurs., Sept. 23, 5:15 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr Come along for the ride as Cody Wright hits the rodeo trail on a quest to win the 2008 Saddle Bronc Riding World Championship. “Born to Ride” chronicles Cody’s horseback exploits as a boy, and his rise to the top during a head‐to‐head race for the world championship.SP BOUNCING CATS Director/Producer: Nabil Elderkin/ Charlie Rosene, Claude Merkel, Scott Bradfield Los Angeles, California, USA Location: Electric Theater Time: Fri., Sept. 17, midnight. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 15 min “Bouncing Cats” is the inspiring story of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip‐hop culture with the focus on break‐dance. DA/ETH Brushes With Life: Art, Artists and Mental Illness Director/Producer: Philip Brubaker/ Charles Weinraub, Deirdre Imershein Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 2:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 27 min The Brushes With Life Art Galleryat UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC only exhibits works created by mentally ill artists, patients at the university psychiatric hospital. Eight artists are interviewed in the film on how their creativity helps them create something beautiful and cope with the pain of their psychiatric condition. PA/MED BURNING IN THE SUN Director/Producer: Cambria Matlow, Morgan Robinson/ Claire Weingarten Brooklyn, NY, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 10:00 a.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Thurs., Sept. 23, 1:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 21 min 26‐year‐old charmer Daniel Dembele starts a local business in Mali building and selling solar panels to rural customers, 99% of whom live without power. The film explores what it means to grow up as a man, and what it takes to prosper as a nation. IND/SOC/ENV BURNING RUBBER Director/Producer: Ariella Pahlke/ Barbara Badessi Terence Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 3:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 53 min Based primarily in rural Nova Scotia, “Burning Rubber” weaves a predominantly male car culture together with artists and the curiosity of outsiders, stimulating larger questions about identity, creativity, gender, freedom, and how we decide what is valued and given meaning as art. SOC BYE BYE NOW! Director/Producer: Aideen O’Sullivan, Ross Whitaker Dublin, Ireland Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. Category: Short; Length: 15 min An amusing and poignant documentary about the fate of the Irish phone box, which has gone from the center of society to the verge of extinction. SOC LA CAMP UNITY Director/Producer: Ryan White/John Ferguson; Paul Lee, Madeline DiMaggio Bangkok, Thailand Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 10:00 a.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 10:00 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 23 min A diverse group of Iraqi students unite through hip hop, jazz, orchestra, and Broadway at an American arts academy in Iraqi Kurdistan. While preparing for the big show, cultures collide, egos clash, dreams come true, and the viewer is offered a candid and revealing look at the troubles and triumphs of this lifechanging event. MUS/DA CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE Director/Producer: Timothy Disbrow Three Bridges, New Jersey, USA Location: Electric Theater Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 10:00 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 34 min Go deep inside the underground world of Independent Professional Wrestling. The film follows a young wrestler determined to make it in the business he loves. SP/VI/LA CATHOLIC SCHOOL TEACHER Director/Producer: Erica Scoppettuolo Massachusetts, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 6 min A catholic school teacher’s personal opinion on the church and its teachings. REL/BIO CHILD WITCHES Director/Producer: Guido Kleene/ Hans Bouma Amsterdam, Netherlands Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 12 noon Category: Feature; Length: 53 min Many Congolese believe that a parallel second world of witchcraft is taking over society. “Child Witches” follows four children that are accused of being child witches, and gives insight into the invisible world behind the accusations. SOC/CH/REL CHINA: THE REBIRTH OF AN EMPIRE Director/Producer: Jeremy and Jesse Veverka Brooktondale, New York, USA Location: DSC Campus – Eccles Mainstage Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 6:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 27 min China’s unprecedented growth has placed it on the verge of overtaking the United States as the world’s preeminent power. If it surpasses the United States, what type of power will it become? Oppressive empire? Or will a wealthy China’s youth lead the country towards democracy? POL/SOC Colorado’s Home Director/Producer: Don Dexter/Kat Michels, Ryan Mueller, Dutch Simpson Denver, Colorado, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 6 min This video tells the story of the Colorado Governor’s mansion from its beginning to the present. HIST COVERED (WOMEN AND TATTOOS) Director/Producer: Beverly Yuen Thompson Denton, Texas, USA Location: Electric Theater Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 10:00 p.m. Location: Electric Theater Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 10:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 58 min A documentary about heavily tattooed women and female tattooists in the United States. SOC DAS KIND (L’ENFANT) Director/Producer: Yonathan Levy/ Andre Miko Paris, France Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 8:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 32 min Irma and her son André set out on a personal journey across Europe in search of a past and a story of which Irma is the last witness. A Jew, communist and Resistance fighter whose life spanned the dark moments of our history, Irma remains, above all, a mother who speaks to us all. BIO/ETH/SOC DAVID GOODIS . . . TO A PULP Director/Producer: Larry Withers/ Sharyn Pak Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 9:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 16 min Larry Withers discovered after his mother’s death that she secretly married famed noir novelist David Goods. Curiosity drove him to research, interview and produce this documentary chronicling the life, relationships and writing of this noteworthy author—tracing the strange, secret life and quiet descent of a gifted author. BIO DO IT AGAIN Director/Producer: Robert Patton‐Spruill/Geoff Edgers Massachusetts, USA Location: Electric Theater Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 10:00 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 25 min “Do It Again” is about one man’s quest to reunite the ‘60s rock band, The Kinks. But it’s more, as we follow Geoff Edgers, a Boston Globe staff writer, driven by both his desire to create something special before he becomes 40 and his longing to reclaim his teenage, garage band past. BIO/MUS LA/SA DROWNING RIVER Director/Producer: ML Lincoln Jerome, AZ, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. Location: Parry Lodge, Old Barn Playhouse, Kanab Time: Fri., Sept. 24, 10:00 a.m. Category: Short; Length: 20 min When rising folk singer and starlet Katie Lee left Hollywood in 1954 and arrived in the untamed canyon lands of Arizona, her life changed forever. This film captures the spirit of Katie Lee and Glen Canyon as it tells the story of a drowned paradise. BIO/ENV EAT BRAZIL NUTS, SAVE THE RAINFOREST Director/Producer: Rob Holmes Sherman Oaks, California, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 3 min Brazil nut concessionaire Patricio De Leon gives us an insider’s look at Brazil nut farming and explains one way to save the Amazon Rainforest ‐ eat Brazil nuts! ENV/POL EGGSHELLAND Director/Producer: Christopher Noice/ Julie Matthews Berkeley, California, USA Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 6:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 27 min “Eggshelland” chronicles a year in the life of Ron and Betty Manolio as they prepare their annual Eggshelland display. Known throughout the world, Eggshelland is a unique, inspiring, and downright quirky suburban celebration of Easter, Spring, and life. BIO El Sistema Director/Producer: Paul Smaczny, Maria Stodtmeier Germany Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 8:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Cinema 8 Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 2:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 40 min What can “El Sistema” accomplish by connecting young people in Caracas, Venezuela, one of the most dangerous and poorest areas, with classical music, and to what extent can it change their lives? In the film, three young people are accompanied through their daily lives for a whole year to find out the answer. MUS/SOC EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE Director/Producer: Christopher Metzler/Lev Anderson San Francisco, California, USA Location: Electric Theater Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 8:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 12 noon Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 43 min From the streets of South Central‐ Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980’s, the band Fishbone rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of ‘making it.’ MU/BIO EXHALING MUSIC Director/Producer: Trond Eliassen/ Tomas Evjen Hommelvik, Norway Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 8:30 p.m. Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 3:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Cinema 8 Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 10:00 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 57 min In this documentary we follow the shy and self‐taught composer Fred Jonny Berg. He has never conducted an orchestra before. But suddenly he is forced in to a situation where he has to conduct the renowned Philharmonia Orchestra of London. It is the longest day of Fred Jonny Berg’s life. MU/BIO Expansive Grounds Director/Producer: Gerburg Rohde‐Dahl Berlin, Germany Location: DSC Campus – Eccles Mainstage Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 8:00 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 4:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 6 min A personal discussion about the filmmaker’s German identity, caused by the Berlin Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Many dialogues with visitors to the memorial lead her to a new reflection about her family’s role during Nazi time and about the significance of collective guilt. WAR/ETH Fighting Cholita Director/Producer: Lupina Malgorzata/ Studio M Poland Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. Category: Short; Length: 28 min Every Sunday, in the Bolivian El Alton, a spectacle similar to American wrestling takes place; however the main actors of this performance are not athletic men with bear postures, but fighting cholitas—native female wrestlers. After years of humiliation and domestic violence, Carmen Rojas moved away from her husband and raises her sons alone and fights in the ring for $10 a week, barely making ends meet. SP/SOC L/V FLEDGLING Director/Producer: Tony Gault/ Elizabeth Henry Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. Category: Short; Length: 7 min “Fledgling” explores the relationship between Kevin and a baby crow he finds on the street one stormy night. Kevin’s backyard provides the rich setting for a story about his conflicted relationship to nature. AN/ENV Forgiveness: A Time To Love and a Time To Hate Director/Producer: Helen Whitney Location: Tuacahn Time: Thurs., Sept. 16, 7:00 p.m. (Part 1) Location: DSC Campus – Eccles Mainstage Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 7:00 p.m. (Part 2) Category: Feature; Length: 2/2hr Forgiveness is a four‐hour PBS documentary special about forgiveness in the personal and the political realm. The subjects range from the genocide in Rwanda, the truth commission in South Africa, Germany’s penitential journey to more intimate dramas of emotional betrayal and the struggle for forgiveness. SOC GRAY EAGLES Director/Producer: Chris Woods/ Carissa Buffel Los Angeles, California, USA Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. Category: Short; Length: 30 min Inspired by a flood of memories that were triggered by an unimaginable encounter, “Gray Eagles” shows the reunion between humble WWII P‐51 Mustang ace Jim Brooks and the historic plane that after 60 years he never thought he would see again. AV/BIO Grown in Detroit/Teen Moms become Urban Farmers Director/Producer: Mascha Poppenk, Manfred Poppenk, Driehuis, Netherlands Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 12 noon Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr Just imagine... teen moms becoming urban farmers. Utopia? Not in Detroit. Nature is taking over the city and the new generation is taught to harvest its profit. AG/SOC Hey Dillon Director/Producer: Dean J. Augustin McKinney, Texas, USA Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 11 min For more 35 years, Brett Dillon has made “DJ” his chosen profession with a career that has been not just unconventional but bordering on the mystic. Now he battles corporations, technology, and his innerdemons to continue as ‐ The Last Great DJ. MU/BIO HIROSHIMA PYONYAN Director/Producer: Takashi Itoh Kuwana, Mie, Japan Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 1:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 28 min Through her anger and grief, a North Korean Hiroshima‐atomic bombing victim, Lee Kye‐son, reveals the non‐humanitarian situation caused by the Japanese government, which gives medical support to South Korean bombing victims, but not to those living in North Korea. HIST/POL/WAR HOME FROM THE WAR: THE VOICES OF VIETNAM Director/Producer: Randall Wilson Sherman Oaks, California, USA Location: DSC Campus – Eccles Mainstage Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 2:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 56 min “Home From The War” is a history of the men and women who sacrificed everything for their country only to be treated with indifference and disdain. This is the story of veterans forty years later fighting a government that doesn’t care, a society that forgot them and the ghosts of war that are fought every day. POL/WAR HONOR IN THE VALLEY OF TEARS Director/Producer: Eric Dow/ John Ponsoll Paramus, New Jersey, USA Location: DSC Campus – Eccles Mainstage Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 4:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 40 min The story of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient 1st Sgt David H. McNerney and the men of A‐Company he led in Vietnam in 1966‐67. The bond they formed remains unbroken to this day. WAR/BIO I MET WITH AN ACCIDENT Director/Producer: Trevor Ward Orlando, Florida, USA Location: Sunset – Cinema 8 Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 33 min After a terrible accident destroys Benedict’s legs and his life, he’s forced to face the demons of his past. Crippled, abandoned and desperate, his only refuge is his wife. Four years and eighteen surgeries later, Benedict will soon be walking on his own two feet. But the real story isn’t the miracle of his legs; it’s the miracle of his heart. MED/BIO JIMMIE JONES: RED ROCK PAINTER Director/Producer: Jon Smith, James Aton/Lee Byers Cedar City, Utah, USA Location: Frontier Movie Town, Kanab Time: Thurs., Sept. 23, 8:00 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 30 min Jim Jones has been compared to Maynard Dixon and other influential painters of the desert country. He has been called ‘The Mentor’ of all red rock painters, painting more than 1400 pieces with a great passion for The Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. PA/BIO KAMCHATKA: THE SALMON COUNTRY Director/Producer: Daniel Levin/ Masha Sorkin Sugar Land, Texas, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 20 min Kamchatka, in the Russian Far East, is home to a lucrative fishing industry with red salmon caviar as its centerpiece, but complex socioeconomic conditions have resulted in the creation of a criminal seafood business in Kamchatka that rivals legal production. ENV/BIO KAMENGE, NORTHERN QUARTERS Director/Producer: Manu Gerosa/ Salva Muñoz Rovereto, Trento, Italy Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 3:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 58 min “Kamenge, Northern Quarters” is the picture of a whole country, Burundi, which asks for freedom and justice, the ideals Alexis Sinduhije is fighting for. It is possible to build a liveable Burundi? You must only believe it and take the risk. POL/WAR Kaziah, the Goat Woman Director/Producer: Amy Duzinski Janes/Kathleen Dolan Culver City, California, USA Location: DSC Campus – Eccles Mainstage Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 7:00 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater Time: Fri., Sept. 24, 1:00 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 27 min Born into a polygamist sect, goat rancher Kaziah Hancock knows the meaning of freedom because she had to fight to gain hers. She found a way of salving the wounds of war by painting over 500 portraits of our soldiers killed in action as a gift to their families. PA/WAR KEEPING THE KIBBUTZ Director/Producer: Tessa Moran/ Ben Crosbie Washington, DC ,USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 6:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 55 min A story about nostalgia, the effects of communal living and the hope for what lies ahead, “Keeping the Kibbutz” captures the lingering ghost of a movement left behind. ETH/POL/SOC KURDISTAN; PARADISE OF 7 TRIBES Director/Producer: Miriam Serrano/ François van den Abeele Madrid, Spain Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 10:00 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr ‘Mouth is not a hole in a wall that can be covered with mud’. This is what Kurdish people use to say if somebody asked about the dark years they lived during the war. In Halabja, a small town in the north of Iraq, 5,000 people were killed during the two hours of the relentless bombing with chemical weapons used by the Iraqi army. POL/WAR LANDSCAPE and TIME Director/Producer: Greg Hewett Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 1:00 p.m. Location: Frontier Movie Town, Kanab Time: Thurs., Sept. 23, 8:00 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 18 min Take an introspective look at the work of landscape artist David Pirrie as he prepares for a major exhibition. PA LETTERS FROM THE DESERT (EULOGY TO SLOWNESS) Director/Producer: Michela Occhipinti Rome, Italy Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 27 min The world runs. Hari walks. His worn‐out shoes cover long distances in the desert to deliver messages enclosed in letters with precious handwriting for addressees who live in remote villages, cloistered in a forgotten temporal dimension, out of this world. BIO/SOC Like Each Day Was Your Last Director/Producer: Luke Hutton/ Jason Gileno, David Bajurny, Aubrey Winfield Ontario, Canada Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 6:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Stadium 8 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 12 noon Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 4:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 48 min This 2007 documentary follows Canadian singer/songwriter Justin Hines through his tour of the Middle East and the U.K. This meaningful story is a coming of age story that will move, touch and inspire. BIO/MUS LITTLE ALIEN Direcotr/Producer: Nina Kusturica/Eva Testor Vienna, Austria Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 34 min Teenagers Juma and Hishame attempt an extremely dangerous journey to Europe, hiding in the chassis of a truck, where they will become the prey of border officers. After arriving in Austria, they try to reorder their lives and fight for their rights to a more or less trouble‐free youth. ETH/POL/SOC LIVING ON YOUR FEET, STRUGGLES OF CIPRIANO MERA Director/Producer: Valenti Figueres, Jorge Figueres/Andres Jerez, Guillaume Cabello Valencia, Spain Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 2:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 2 hrs “Living on Your Feet”’ explores the personality of Cipriano Mera, and the ideals and feats of an era that turned his life into one great adventure and made him the privileged protagonist of an intense journey through history in pursuit of utopia. It is the story of a free man who refused to die on his feet or live on his knees. BIO LOST CHILD? Director/Producer: Gregory Ruzzin Los Angeles, California, USA Location: Sunset Cinema 8 Time: Monday Sept. 20, 3:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 31 min Filmmaker Gregory Ruzzin invites you along on a lighthearted journey as he uses his camera to bridge an ever‐widening gap between himself and his developmentally disabled sister, Alyssa, whom he sees only at obligatory family Christmases. SOC MALANA: GLOBALIZATION OF A HIMALAYAN VILLAGE Director/Producer: Jeremy and Jesse Veverka Brooktondale, Alabama, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 17 min The film examines the effects of globalization on a small, isolated village in the Indian Himalaya. Will the people of Malana be able to preserve their unique culture, or will they be swept away by the forces of globalization? ETH/POL/SOC ME, THE VINYL AND THE REST OF THE WORLD Director/Producer: Karina Ades, Lila Rodrigues Sao Paulo, Brazil Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 3:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 12 min Hip Hop DJ, the largest DJ tournament in Latin America since 1997, has mobilized the dreams of young people from all over Sao Paulo, Brazil, eager to build a successful career through music. MUS/BIO MEZZANOTTE OBSCURA Director/Producer: Lori Petchers Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 1:00 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 11:00 a.m. Category: Short; Length: 23 min An inside look into an artist’s all consuming passion and creative process as he painstakingly constructs an innovative body of work. Scientific in nature, but aesthically compelling, the nude images he ultimately creates blur the line between art and science. PA LA/NU MILKING THE RHINO Director/Producer: David E. Simpson/ Gordon Quinn, Jeannie Magill, Rehad Desai, Xan Aranda Chicago, Illinois, USA Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Thurs., Sept. 23, 8:45 a.m. Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 12:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 23 min The Maasai tribe of Kenya and Namibia’s Himba, two of Earth’s oldest cattle cultures, are in the midst of upheaval. Emerging from a century of white man conservation that turned their land into game reserves and fueled resentment towards wildlife, they are now vying for a piece of the wildlife‐tourism pie. AN/ENV MUSIC OF THE BRAIN Director/Producer: Fiona Cochrane St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 12 noon Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 2:30 p.m. Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 2:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 55 min Examine the role music plays in human brain development, beginning with premature infants, moving through enhancing performance in childhood, the role of music therapy in hospitals, and finally looking at the elderly. MUS MY CANYONLANDS: THE ADVENTUROUS LIFE OF KENT FROST Director/Producer: Chris Simon/ Susette Weisheit Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 2:30 p.m. Location: Parry Lodge, Old Barn Playhouse, Kanab Time: Fri., Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 55 min Kent Frost is the last of the old time river‐runners and a legendary backcountry guide who knows the canyon country of southeastern Utah better than anyone. Now in his 90’s, Kent was one of the first to explore the unknown canyons, develop backcountry tourism and help create Canyonlands National Park. BIO/ENV MZUNGU (N.) WHITE‐WANDERER Director/Producer: Shana Gilbert/ Steve Bertrand, William Zabka Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 1:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 17 min “Mzungu” is the initial journey of four, average, American college kids who set out to save the world and end up leading their own generation to a new depth of understanding. Experience the great joys and perils of Africa through the eyes of four, young, naive, and unassuming American kids on their crusade for purpose. BIO/SOC NO MORE MAJORETTES IN VILLALBA Director/Producer: Giuliano Ricci, Max Luvero/ Concetto Mangiafico, Giuliano Ricci, Katia Merendino Milano, Italy Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 47 min Villalba is a small village in the centre of Sicily. This film is about the history of the village and the problems it is facing today. Through the residents’ words we discover the character of Sicily and how a small forgotten place is so representative of Italy. HIST/ETH ON SACRED GROUND Director/Producer: Charro Wongittilin/ Arianna Eisenberg, Lizabeth Rogers Foley, Alabama, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 56 min “On Sacred Ground” follows the fight of the American Indian Nation and its supporters to overcome ignorance through legislative efforts, use of media and hitting the pavement informing and enlightening those who, in many cases, have no idea damage being done by their very presence. ETH/POL ONE AMONG THOUSANDS Director/Producer: Gunther Maier, Victor Alvarez/Kurt Zubier, Tracey Eaton Santa Fe, US Virgin Islands Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 12 noon Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 7 min Cuban musician Victor Alvaraz left Havana when he was just 13. He now returns to the island in search of lost relatives, forgotten songs and, perhaps, a piece of his soul. MU/POL/SOC ONE OF THESE MORNINGS Director/Producer: Valery Lyman Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 9:00 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 16 min Phone messages left by voters from all over the US narrate our journey from dawn to dusk on Election Day 2008, revealing a nation on the brink of transformation and a song whose promise has come. SOC/POL OUT OF THE QUESTION: WOMEN, MEDIA AND THE ART OF INQUIRY Director/Producer: Naomi McCormack/Peter Simonson State College, Pennsylvania, USA Location: Sunset Cinema 8 Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 1:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 38 min This film tracks the lives and careers of five women and their experiences with the new forms of mass media in the 1930s and 40s. Through personal stories they illuminate the experiences of a generation, and reflect upon women, media, and the art of inquiry. BIO/SOC/HIST OVERDOSE Director/Producer: Martin Borgs/ Henrik Devell Stockholm, Sweden Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Monday Sept. 20, 3:00 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 46 min In times of crisis people seek strong leaders and simple solutions. But what happens when their solutions are identical to the mistakes that caused the very crisis? “Overdose” is the story of the greatest economic crisis of our age – the one that awaits us. POL/SOC PANIC NATION Director/Producer: George Adams/ Klaudia Kovacs Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 3:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 2 hrs “Panic Nation” delves into the history, reasons and the rise of state sponsored anti‐immigration laws and their effects. Until Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, Oklahoma’s House Bill 1804 was known as the strictest anti‐immigration state law in the country. POL/ETH PRISONER OF HER PAST Director/Producer: Gordon Quinn/ Howard Reich, Joanna Rudnick, Zak Piper Chicago, Illinois, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 2:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Cinema 8 Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 57 min “Prisoner of Her Past” explores a topic that’s virtually untouched in popular culture and scientific literature: the delayed affects of childhood trauma. Through the story of Sonia Reich, the film shows how a woman who leads a seemingly normal life suddenly can succumb to the terrors of the past. ETH/HIST PROMISED LAND Director/Producer: Yoruba Richen/ Nadine Wilmot Brooklyn, NY, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 5:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 52 min “Promised Land” examines post‐apartheid South Africa’s efforts to bring about racial reconciliation through land redistribution. The film follows two black communities that are trying to get back land they say their ancestors were removed from during apartheid. SOC/POL PUPS Director/Producer: Denise Bennett Moscow, Idaho, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 9:00 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 28 min In 2005, University of Idaho professor Denise Bennett followed four Washington state high school football players from freshman through senior year. Sometimes profane, often irreverent and always real, the players come across as boys heading fast toward a man’s world, underscoring the double meaning of the film’s apt title. SP LA RACHEL: A PERFECT LIFE Director/Producer: Fiona Cochrane St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Fri, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 10:00 a.m. Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 10:00 a.m. Category: Short; Length: 1hr 30 min Rachel, a resilient, young woman and single‐mother, has faced many problems in her life and hopes brain surgery will get rid of the epilepsy that rules her life. Follow her through the surgery process with many emotional ups and downs along the way. BIO/MED GM RAPPING IN TEHRAN Director/Producer: Hassan Khademi Tehran, Iran Location: Electric Theater Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 6:00 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 37 min If there is any music style in the world to which the term ‘underground’ can be justifiably applied, it is rap in puritanical Iran. Practically every kind of pop music has been forbidden in the Islamic Republic, but the state security forces crack down particularly hard on rappers. MU/POL REBELS FOREVER: THE HISTORY OF DSC FOOTBALL Director/Producer: Phil Tuckett /Sark’s Boys and Dixie State College St. George, Utah, USA Location: St. George Town Square Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 8:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 23 min The journey from Dixie Flyers, to Rebels, to Red Storm started in a farmer’s field on the banks of the Virgin River. This is the story of Dixie State College football and how the legend grew as told by the men who made it happen. SP L RED ROCK RONDO Director/Producer: Hal Cannon, Taki Telonidis/JT Taylor Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Location: Electric Theater Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 56 min In a frontier town at the gate of Zion National Park, a former punk rocker‐ turned‐town’s‐mayor, has composed a musical portrait of his community. This film combines composer Phillip Bimstein’s cycle of songs, performed under Zion’s majestic canyon walls, with stories from the locals whose lives inspired the songs. MUS REFUGEE CLOWN Director/Producer: Sharif Abdunnur/ Dana Ghandour, Nadine Adhami, Ali Fakhry, Farah Salka, Jameyla Kiswani Beirut, Lebanon Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Fri, Sept. 17, 10:00 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 2 min “Refugee Clown” is about an innovative circus troupe created inside the most deprived and abused communities—the Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon. It covers the lives of youth who go from war, drugs, rape, and abuse to healing their own wounds by helping others find laughter and joy. MUS/POL RETURN TO LITTLE HOLLYWOOD Director/Producer: Stephen B. Armstrong St. George, Utah, USA Location: DSC Campus – Eccles Mainstage Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 4:00 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 38 min Relive the history of the film industry’s presence in Southern Utah during the glory days of westerns. See footage of old sets and the region’s magnificent landscape and hear interviews with stars like Clint Walker and Harry Carey, Jr. ENT/HIST RUSHLAND RIDGE Directed by: Kyle Repka Brooklyn, NY, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 37 min What began as Ed Ullman’s teenage hobby of growing grapes, eventually developed into a family business and a way of life. Twenty‐three years later, Rushland Ridge has become a frequent stop on the Bucks County Wine Trail attracting customers near and far. AG/BIO SALAM RUGBY Director/Producer: Faramarz Beheshti/ Michael Ziegler New Zealand Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Monday Sept. 20, 6:00 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 1:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Cinema 8 Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 2 min In 2004, the first women’s rugby class was organized in Tehran. Months later, Ahmadinejad was elected president of Iran. Meet some of the women who are trying to learn this new game despite the Talibanization programs introduced by the new president. SP/POL SAN FRANCISCO’S WILD HISTORY GROOVE Director/Producer: Mary Kerr Richmond, California, USA Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 9:30 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 2:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr During the ‘50s in California, a group of artists and poets turned their backs on pursuit of the dollar and embraced a new expression of freedom. Now, years later these unusual and innovative voices speak directly about their experiences in the shadows of American culture. ENT/HIST SCIENTISTS UNDER ATTACK GENETIC ENGINEERING IN THE MAGNETIC FIELD OF MONEY Director/Producer: Bertram Verhaag/ Claus Stigel, Frank Prekratic Muchen, Bayern, Germany Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 4:00 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 28 min Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. They are distinguished scientists and their careers are in ruins. This is a documentary thriller about how Agro‐Chemical multinational corporations victimize international scientists to prevent them from publishing their scary findings. POL/ENV/SOC SNAKE FEVER Director/Producer: Wendy Greene New York, NY, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m. Location: Parry Lodge, Old Barn Playhouse, Kanab Time: Thurs., Sept. 23, 5:00 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 12 min Rattlesnake hunting in the tiny rural town of Waynoka, Oklahoma isn’t just a sport designed to keep residents, and their valuable cattle, from getting bitten. It’s a way to keep the old West from being forgotten. AN SPEAKER’S CORNER‐YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN VOCAL Director/Producer: Gavin White/ Duncan Walsh San Francisco, California, USA Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 3:30 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 1:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 1:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr Since 1872, people have gathered at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, London every Sunday to exercise their rights to free speech in all its forms. It serves as a modern commentary on the origins and fragility of freedoms of speech and assembly. POL STATE OF ALOHA Director/Producer: Anne Misawa Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Monday Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 17 min Even after the 50th Anniversary of Hawaii Statehood there is still a current dialogue and controversy about the legitimacy of Hawaii’s state status. Largely anchored by personal narrative, the motivating paths toward statehood are addressed as well as the legacy left behind. POL/SOC STREET BALL Director/Producer: Demetrius Wren/ Christina Ghubril, Michael L. Smith, Mike Mastrocinque, Taryn Aveley Los Angeles, California, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 10:00 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 30 min “Streetball” tells the stories of South Africa’s 2008 Homeless World Cup team. The Homeless World Cup is an annual soccer tournament drawing teams from more than 56 countries—comprised entirely of street people. SP/SOC SWEET DUTCH BRAZIL Director/Producer: Monica Schmiedt Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Location: Sunset – Cinema 8 Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 10:00 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 55 min A continent apart but united by a single Dutch surname, two historians, Brazilian, Kalina Vanderlei and German, Sabrina van der Ley, explore the roots and contradictions of the mythology surrounding the seventeenth century Dutch invasion of Pernambuco. HIST/BIO THE ALPHA AND THE MEGA Director/Producer: Morgan Mead Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Location: DSC Campus – Eccles Mainstage Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 7:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr Within the world of religion there exists a church so large it houses thousands of people, so popular that it brings in millions of dollars every year, so influential that it can sway a presidential election, and so misunderstood that less than 15% of America knows the truth about the megachurch. REL THE ANTARCTICA CHALLENGE: A GLOBAL WARNING Director/Producer: Mark Terry /Herb F. Terry Toronto, Ontario Canada Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Monday Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 4:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 52 min This film explores first‐hand the environmental challenges facing Antartica—and by extension the world—as it follows scientists working at Vernadsky Station as they concentrate their efforts living in often harsh and life‐threatening conditions in their heroic attempt to save the world. ENV, Family Friendly THE ART OF CHER LYN: A HEALING JOURNEY Director/Producer: Kurt Lancaster/ Stephanie Petrie Flagstaff, Arizona, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 9 min An exploration of visual artist Cher Lyn and her spiritual paintings based on her vision quests. Explores her abusive past and how she uses painting as a form of ‘medicine’ in order to bring healing to herself. PA/BIO/SOC LA THE BAJA WAVE DOCUMENT Director/Producer: Chris Figler/ Christopher Grizey, Fay Crevoshay, Serge Dedina Paradise, California, USA Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 1:00 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 10:00 a.m. Category: Short; Length: 33 min In a desert landscape of whale breeding grounds and world‐class surf spots, an unlikely alliance of surfers and fishermen fight against a government mega tourism development plan that would forever destroy the natural coastline of Baja California and a way of life. ENV/POL THE GOLDEN AGE Director/Producer: Scott Duncan/ Phil Tuckett Iowa City, Iowa, USA Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 8:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 30 min “The Golden Age” is a film documenting a season in the life of the Golden Age League, a league in Corona Park, Queens, New York, made up of very competitive middle‐aged men and former world champions from South and Central American countries. SP/ETH THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW Director/Producer: Sofian Khan/ Avery Thompson New York, New York, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 19 min Matthew Lesko is primarily known as the question mark guy‐‐ an infomercial legend. Throughout the late eighties, nineties and still keeping strong into the 21st century at the age of 67, he’s been hawking his books across three decades. BIO/SOC THE INHERITANCE OF WAR Director/Producer: Ashley Karras/ James Parkinson Ogden, Utah, USA Location: Sunset Cinema 8 Time: Monday Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 12 min Detailing an ongoing fight for justice, this film follows the little known tale of the thousands of WWII soldiers held as prisoners of war in the Philippines after the largest defeat in United States military history. Abandoned by their leaders, starved, brutalized, enslaved and silenced—55 years later their story was finally told in the U.S. courts. WAR/SOC THE INVISIBLE ONES: HOMELESS COMBAT VETERANS Director/Producer: Mark Schulze/ Patty Mooney San Diego, California, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 43 min How many homeless veterans are there? How do they become homeless? What is PTSD? These and other questions are answered by experts including Congressman Bob Filner, Congresswoman Susan Davis, Brigadier General Bob Cardenas, and others including homeless veterans and Veterans Administration staff. WAR/POL THE LAST ELEPHANTS IN THAILAND Director/Producer: Donald Tayloe Fresno, California, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 2:30 p.m. Location: Parry Lodge, Old Barn Playhouse, Kanab Time: Fri., Sept. 24, 12 noon Category: Short; Length: 40 min Elephants in Thailand are being forced to walk the streets of Bangkok and beg for handouts, learn to paint so these paintings can be sold, and perform tricks in amusement parts. Our film exposes these abuses and introduces the audience to people who are trying to save Thailand’s elephants. AN THE LEGEND OF PANCHO BARNES AND THE HAPPY BOTTOM RIDING CLUB Director/Producer: Amanda Pope/ Nick Spark Los Angeles, California, USA Location: Best Friends‐ Angel’s Landing Time: Fri., Sept. 24, 7:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 6 min This film chronicles the thrilling life and extraordinary times of aviation pioneer Florence Lowe ‘Pancho’ Barnes, one of the most colorful and accomplished women pilots of the earliest 20th Century, and an ill‐behaved woman who made history. AV/BIO THE MOON INSIDE YOU Director/Producer: Diana Fabianova/ Jeronimo Molero Madrid, Spain Location: Electric Theater Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 6:00 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater Time: Fri., Sept. 24, 10:00 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 15 min Like many other women, Diana has been suffering from problematic periods for years. Facing the menstrual etiquette with doses of humor and self‐irony, the documentary approaches the subject through personal and collective references, challenging our preconceived idea of womanhood. MED/SOC GM THE REFEREE Director/Producer: Mattias Löw/ Valentina Santi Löw, Orvar Anklew Stockholm, Sweden Location: Sunset Cinema 8 Time: Mon. Sept. 20, 1:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 29 min Martin Hansson, Sweden’s top football/soccer referee, has dreamt of being the judge in the World Cup since he was a young man. With one match left of the 2009 season and after thorough preparation he finally finds himself on the verge of the World Cup in November. SP/BIO THE RETURN OF THE NAVAJO BOY Director/Producer: Jeff Spitz/ Bennie Klain Chicago, Illinois, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 6:00 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 2:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 58 min “The Return of the Navajo Boy” reunited a Navajo family and triggered a federal investigation into uranium contamination on native lands. It tells the story of Elsie Mae Begay, whose history in pictures reveals an incredible and ongoing struggle for environmental justice. ENV/POL THE SKY IS NO LIMIT: BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE 2009 HAFB AIR SHOW Director/Producer: Kera Williams/ Andy Howell, Lee Carter, Robert Johnson Ogden, Utah, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 6:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 51 min The sky is no limit for pilots like Sean Tucker and the Thunderbirds as they defy gravity and push the limits of aviation speeding past a crowd of thousands at the 2009 HAFB Air Show. Cockpit footage and candid interviews with pilots and Air Force personnel give a behind‐the‐scenes feel. AV THE SMALL ARMY OF THE SILVER MOUNTAIN Director/Producer: Jason Boënne Antwerp, Belgium Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 16 min In this world, where firearms are simultaneously glorified and condemned by the mainstream media, there’s a small group of people in the Antwerp underground that feel quite differently about guns. SOC THE SOVIET STORY Director/Producer: Edvins Snore/ Kristaps Valdnieks Latvia Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 25 min This is a story of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale. Its crimes were made taboo, and the complete story of Europe’s most murderous regime has never been told, until now. POL, V THE TODD NEWMILLER PROJECT Director/Producer: Kim Walker/ KDM Productions Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 9:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 24 min In the dark morning hours of November 2004, Kim Walker’s former student Todd Newmiller held a knife outside a strip club in Colorado Springs as a sad, local cowboy bled from the heart. This film documents whether Newmiller is suffering amnesia and killed a man in cold blood, or, whether a jury’s rush to judgment convicted the wrong man. SOC THE YOUNG COMPOSERS’ CHALLENGE Director/Producer: Lisa Mills Orlando, Florida, USA Location: DSC Campus – Eccles Mainstage Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 6:00 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 33 min Follow five teenagers through a summer in which they try to compose a classical music piece for their local philharmonic orchestra. The competition culminates in the fall when winners are announced and their compositions are performed before a live audience in a symphony hall. MU/CH THINKING ON THEIR FEET: WOMEN OF THE TAP RENAISSANCE Director/Producer: Jenai Cutcher/ Susan West Heimburger Columbus, Ohio, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. Location: Crescent Moon Theater, Kanab Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m. Location: Westates ‐ Red Cliffs Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 9:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 55 min In the 1970s and ‘80s, several women dedicated themselves to resurrecting and revolutionizing American tap dance. Thinking On Their Feet tells their stories of breaking racial, gender, and artistic boundaries and instigating what is now known as the Tap Renaissance. DA/BIO THY WILL BE DONE Director/Producer: Alice Bouvrie Arlington, Massachusetts, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 12 noon Category: Feature; Length: 56 min “Thy Will Be Done” follows male‐to‐female transsexual Sara Herwig in her path to ordination in the Presbyterian Church. Sara’s journey highlights the tensions that exist at the point where faith and gender intersect. REL/SOC/POL TIME IN THE MINORS Director/Producer: Tony Okun Boise, Idaho, USA Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 10:00 a.m. Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 25 min Every year in June, approximately 1500 new players are chosen from the amateur baseball draft and sent to play in the minor leagues. Follow the dreams of two minor league players on their arduous journey to becoming Major League Baseball players. SP Toby’s Sunshine Director/Producer: Rakhmiel Peltz USA Location: Sunset Cinema 8 Time: Monday Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 50 min Toby Knobel Fluek’s beautiful drawings and paintings, along with her moving narrative, bring us back to traditional Jewish life in Eastern Europe before the Nazi invasion, providing a combined message that no other survivor has been able to construct. Through her first‐person telling, the sounds of the culture, and exquisite images from inside the household, the rich pre‐war Jewish family life is distinctively portrayed. BIO/WAR/ART TOYLAND Director/Producer: Ken Sons Sarasota, Florida, USA Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Monday Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 8 min Toyland takes you inside the high stakes world of the 22 billion dollar toy industry, where fun and fortune awaits those who know how to get inside the mind of a child. Meet the people behind the biggest playthings in history. IND/BIO UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN BUILDING A SCHOOL IN TANZANIA Director/Producer: Peggy Seltz/ Hanna Seltz Soquel, California, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sun., Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 30 min When two teachers embark on a cultural tour to a rural village in Tanzania, their shock at the determination of the children to get an education against all odds, turns their vacation into a life mission. SOC/CH WHEN EVEN ANGELS WEPT Director/Producer: Kristin Beauchamp Los Angeles, California, USA Location: Westates – Sunset 8 Time: Fri., Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m. Category: Feature; Length: 1 hr 21 min “When Even Angels Wept” tells the story of March 18, 1937, in which 293 students from New London, Texas, fell victim to the worst school tragedy in American history. CH/HIST WOMEN IN REFUGE: STORIES FROM A BORDER Director/Producer: Irene Carolina Herrera/Carolina Acuña Miami Beach, Florida, USA Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m. Category: Short; Length: 33 min This documentary features testimonies from women who have been forced to flee Colombia’s domestic conflict and have sought asylum in Venezuela. SOC/POL Student Documentaries A BROKEN SYSTEM Director/Producer: Kohl Harrington/USA Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 10:00 a.m. SOC 11 DEGREES Director/Producer: Anna Ewert/UK Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 2:00 p.m. ENV A LIFELONG LOVE Director/Producer: Shawn Harmon Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 9:15 p.m. ENT A MONGOLIAN COUCH Director/Producer: George Clipp Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 6:00 p.m. SOC A THIN LINE Director/Producer: Wayne Schwind/ USA Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 7:45 p.m. A WAR STORY A LOVE STORY Director/Producer: Matthew J Evans/ USA Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 12 noon BIO A YEAR AT WEST COBURG FOOTBALL CLUB Director/Producer: Simon Pase/ Australia Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 6:30 p.m. AT RATZIT LAASOT SERET? Director/Producer: Gali Weintraub/ Israel Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. SOC BLACKFIRE: A MODERN WARCRY Director/Producer: Judea Runs Through, Zak Ciatti Location: O.C. Tanner Amphitheater, Springdale Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 7:00 p.m. MU BLUNT EDGE Director/Producer: Wonjung Bae/USA Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 4:30 p.m. BORN FREE Director/Producer: Sarah McGarr Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 9:00 p.m. NATURE CROSSING HISPANIOLA Director/Producer: Alessandra Villaamil Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 9:30 p.m. POL DIVING INTO DARKNESS Director/Producer: Josh Benevideaz Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 3:00 p.m. SOC DIXIE SUN: DAWNING OF A NEW DAY Director/Producer: Sara Amodt Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept. 18, 2:30 p.m. DONGZHIMEN Director/Producer: Kamiljan Abdukerim Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 1:30 p.m. ETH/SOC GUIDED BY SPIRIT Director/Producer: Ilya Batuev/Philippines Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 7:15 p.m. REL HINDSIGHT Director/Producer: John Lazzaro/USA Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 12:30 p.m. SOC (SA) HUGS BRUISES: HAMMER CITY ROLLER GIRLS Director/Producer: Joe Krumins/Canada Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 5:00 p.m. SP MADE IN MAKANDA Director/Producer: Wonjung Bae/USA Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 8:15 p.m. BIO ME AND THE DEVIL BLUES Director/Producer: Aidan Prewett Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 1:00 p.m. MUS MICHAEL Director/Producer: Luke Broyles Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 3:45 p.m. BIO MUSEUM OF EXILE Director/Producer: Wonjung Bae Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 9:00 p.m. ETH MY KIDNAPPER Director/Producer: Mark Henderson/ UK Location: Pineview 10 Time: Mon., Sept 20, 7:30 p.m. POL NUCLEAR UK? Director/Producer: Pablo Nieto Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 2:15 p.m. ENV PERRY COUNTY Director/Producer: Matthew Durning Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 9:45 p.m. POL/ENV SEA OF CHANGE Director/Producer: Jamie Taucher Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 5:45 p.m. ENV SEARCHING FOR DEAD DOGS Director/Producer: Sook Hyun Kim Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 8:15 p.m. SOC SIVAS 1 15 STEPS AHEAD Director/Producer: Location: DSC Campus, Dunford Auditorium Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 7:15 p.m. POL SOUNDS OF BEIRUT Director/Producer: Seth Koury Location: Electric Theater Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 7:00 p.m. Location: Westates – Red Cliffs Time: Wed., Sept. 22, 2:00 p.m. MUS STREET SENSE Director/Producer: Andrew Smith/USA Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 11:00 a.m. SOC STUCK IN TRAFFICK Director/Producer: Collin McDowell Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 7:30 p.m. SOC (SX) SUDDEN DEATH Director/Producer: Bren Wieber/Corey Thayer Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 8:45 p.m. SP SWING NIGHT Director/Producer: Mike Fox Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 2:50 p.m. ENT THE SCAVENGER Director/Producer: Erik Spink Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 6:45 p.m. ENT THE SHOPPING CART DIARIES Director/Producer: Greg Vander Velde Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 4:15 p.m. ENT THE VALLEY OF DAWN Director/Producer: Adrienne Grierson/USA Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 1:00 p.m. SOC (REL) THEIR STORY Director/Producer: Jingyang Cheng/ USA Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 5:15 p.m. SOC TUMI: LIFE&DEATH OF BOITUMELO MCCALUM Director/Producer: Ian Phillips/USA Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 8:00 p.m. SOC UNCLE SAM’S ACE INSECT HUNTER Director/Producer: Robert Coulter/USA Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Mon., Sept. 20, 4:45 p.m. BIO/POL WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES Director/Producer: Shawn Harmon Location: DSC Campus – Dunford Auditorium Time: Sat., Sept 18, 10:15 p.m. SOC WITH HOPE, PICKS, AND SHOVELS Director/Producer: Parker Miner Location: Westates – Pineview 10 Time: Tues., Sept. 21, 7:00 p.m. HIST

2012 Film Synopsis

DOCUTAH 2012 Acceptance List For Festival GuideCAUTION CODES: A+ - Adult Themes LA – Language NU – Nudity SA – Substance Abuse VI - Violence*in competition 7 Years Underground Director/Producer: Jason Solomon/California, USA Co-Producer: Frank Franca Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 87 Minutes Genres: Biography, History, Music Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 4PM – 5:40PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: LA, NUSynopsis: In 1964, after spending a one year protracted legal battle, co-club owners, Howard and Elly Solomon were finally granted a 'unique' cabaret license and the Cafe Au Go Go opened its doors on February 7. Six weeks later with mounting legal bills and depleting funds the couple were quickly going out of business. With few options, Howard and Elly made a desperate, late minute attempt to keep the club open and reached out to popular comedian, Lenny Bruce. Two days into Lenny's performance he was arrested and booked for obscenity charges, along with Howard and Elly. That historic arrest, and the international press it garnered would put the Cafe Au Go Go on the entertainment world map. *A Sister’s Call Director/Producer: Kyle Tekiela and Rebecca Schaper/Georgia, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 77 Minutes Genres: Biography, Mental Health Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1PM – 2:30PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: LA, SA Synopsis: This documentary was shot over a 14 year period beginning in 1997 and ending in 2011. It follows Rebecca Schaper struggling to rehabilitate her mentally ill brother Call Richmond, after he returns from a 20 year disappearance. In the end, we discover that the true story isn't about Call's journey to recovery at all, but about Rebecca and her family coping with the "sins of our father" legacy of abuse and the impact that caring for a mentally ill person makes on one’s own life.And This Is My Garden Director/Producer: Katharina Stieffenhofer Country of Production: Canada Country of Filming: Canada Running Time: 58 Minutes Genre: Agriculture, Education, Health Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th 5:40p – 6:55p - Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: NoneSynopsis: Food insecurity, climate change, and fuel risk are serious threats to communities around the world. In the small town of Wabowden, Northern Manitoba, Canada, a teacher is literally turning new ground in education and is growing a healthier community in the process. The documentary follows the teacher and her students for an entire growing season and demonstrates how the program develops a sense of responsibility, pride and accomplishment within the students and addresses issues of Community Food Security, Chronic Disease Prevention and Environmental Improvement.*Andrew Bird: Fever Year Director/Producer: Xan Aranda/ Illinois, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 80 Minutes Genres: Music Showtimes: Sunday, Sept. 9th, 8PM - 10PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Filmed during culminating months of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s most rigorous year of touring, Andrew Bird crosses the December finish line in his hometown of Chicago – feverish and on crutches from an onstage injury. Is he suffering hazards from chasing the ghost of inspiration? Or merely transforming into a different kind of animal “perfectly adapted to the music hall?” Fever Year is the first to capture Bird’s precarious multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater with collaborators Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis and Annie Clark of St. Vincent.Awaken the Dragon Director/Producer: Liz Oakley/ Illinois, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Canada, USA Running Time: 87 Minutes Genres: Health, Sports Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 5:20PM – 6:50PM – Eccles Mainstage; Thursday, Sept 6th, 8:15PM – 9:35PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Beyond survival, an ancient Chinese sport catapults an unlikely crew of cancer survivors into a new way of being. Redefining the word 'sick' and re-framing the meaning of their diagnosis, these fractured individuals transform into a single force of power and beauty. Wrapped in a sport that is a feast for the senses, this film of nail-biting competition and intimate revelations challenges traditional medical thinking; revealing a path to wellness that holds hope for all survivors. Awaken the Dragon is a moving and inspiring ride that leaves viewers wondering if they too have the power to awaken the dragon within. *Beast Wishes Director/Producer: Trish Geiger/ California, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 60 Minutes Genres: Biography, History Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 8:15PM – 9:15PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: NoneSynopsis: This documentary that takes a heartfelt look at the fascinating world of Bob and Kathy Burns, the goodwill ambassadors of sci-fi and horror film fandom. This amazing couple has dedicated their lives to nurturing the creative spark in award-winning masters of the Hollywood makeup and special effects industries.Beating Justice: The Martin Lee Anderson Story Director: Andy Opel/ Florida, USA Producers: Bret Ader, Bill Lawson, Molly Smith Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 56 Minutes Genres: Civil Rights Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 4:PM – 4:56PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: VI Synopsis: On January 5th, 2006, 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson was incarcerated in a juvenile detention “boot camp” in Bay County, Florida. 18 hours later he was pronounced dead at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. This is the story of Martin Lee Anderson, the State of Florida and the intersection of race, class and the juvenile justice system. Through unflinching interviews with the family, state government officials, civil rights groups, student activists, journalists and media scholars, BEATING JUSTICE uncovers the system of abuse and denial that resulted in the death of a teenage boy, the acquittal of seven guards and a challenge to juvenile justice in the State of Florida. Biba! One Island, 879 Votes Director/Producer: Benjamin Bloodwell/ Pennsylvania, USA Co-Producer: Michelle Goeke Bloodwell Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Northern Mariana Islands Running Time: 72 Minutes Genres: Politics, History Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept 5th, 5:40Pm – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: The classic American story of two families fighting for control of their community in a grass roots election. This election happens to take place on the tiny island of Tinian, launch site of the Enola Gay to Hiroshima, and now commonwealth of the United States. Witness American Democracy in the raw, as practiced by its newest colonial experiment. *Bible Storyland Director: Stephanie Hubbard/ California, USA Producer: Harvey Jordan Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 85 Minutes Genre: History, Religion Showtimes:; Sunday, Sept. 9th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: This film follows an art dealer on his obsessive journey to find the mysteries of an ill-fated Bible theme park intended to compete with Disneyland in 1960s Southern California Blank Canvas Director/Producer: Sarah Berkovich/ California, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 3 Minutes Genre: Biography, Health Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 5:15pm – 5:20pm – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Put a space here Synopsis: Kim Thelen’s struggle to cope with body image while going through chemotherapy. *Bo Director/Producer: Dave Schweb/ New York, USA Co-Director: Kelly McCoy Co-Producer: Vicki Hersh Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Peru, USA Running Time: 22 Minutes Genre: Biography, Health Showtimes: Caution Codes: NU Synopsis: Everyone loves Bo. It's impossible to not like him, he's charming, fun, cool—all around good company. He has a zest for life which unfortunately will be ending too soon. Diagnosed with fatal throat cancer, doctors have given him three months to live. Bo is a much-loved attorney in the vibrant city of Ft. Lauderdale Florida, and a professional photographer with a penchant for beautiful young ladies. He's not one to go out without a fight. Journey with Bo as he comes to terms with his illness and searches deep in the Peruvian jungle for the meaning of life and redemption. *Canary in the Mine Director: Danielle Heifa/ Ontario, Canada Producer: Steve Henderson Country of Production: Canada Country of Filming: Canada Running Time: 33 Minutes Genre: Environment Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2:20PM – 2:55PM – Red Cliffs 3; Friday, Sept 7th, 7:40PM – 8:15PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Canary in the Mine is a short documentary exploring the personal and political ramifications of one of Canada's most controversial industries: the mining and exportation of Chrysotile Asbestos. Carbon for Water Director: Carmen Elsa Lopez Abramson, Evan Abramson/ New York, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Kenya Running Time: 22 Minutes Genre: Environment, Health Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 7:00PM – 7:25PM – Red Cliffs 4; Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2:30PM – 2:55PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: In Kenya's Western Province, most drinking water is contaminated. The wood many Kenyans use to boil this water to make it safe is increasingly valuable. Women and girls, who bear the responsibility for finding water and fuel, often miss school or work while seeking both fuel and water. Some even encounter sexual violence. Yet waterborne illness remains a daily--and life-threatening--reality for them and their families. Carbon For Water introduces audiences to the inspiring people who face these hardships, and explores one company's innovative solution for improving the health of millions of Kenyans and the environment in which they live. Chasing the Light Director/Producer: Robert Henry/ California, USA Co-Producer: Andrew William Chan Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 48 Minutes Genre: Art/Photography, Family, Jobs Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 7:20PM – 8:10PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Follow photographer Lilsa Roberts around Hawaii on various photo shoots, while she tries to keep up with a deployed husband and career advancement. *Code of the West Director/Producer: Rebecca Richman Cohen/ Massachusetts, USA Co-Producer: Francisco Bello, Daniel Chalfen, Jim Butterworta, Joshua Weinstein Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 71 Minutes Genre: Health, Politics, Social Issues Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 8:30PM – 9:45PM – Red Cliffs 3; Friday, Sept 7th, 6:00PM – 7:15PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT Caution Codes: LA Synopsis: At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront of national attention. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana is poised to become the first in the nation to repeal its medical marijuana law. Set against the sweeping vistas of the Rockies, the steamy lamplight of marijuana grow houses, and the bustling halls of the State Capitol, CODE OF THE WEST follows the 2011 Montana State Legislature as it debates the fate of medical marijuana. This is the story of the many lives and fraught emotions tied to one of the most heated policy questions facing the country today. *Dave Director/Producer: Eric Geadelmann/ California, USA Co-Producer: Chris Sattel, Dan Pitts, Kelly Magelky, Matt Summers, Tim Oliphant Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 93 Minutes Genre: Biography, Family, Sports Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 8:15PM – 10:00PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: An unlikely mentor uses basketball to shepherd an intellectually disabled teen and in turn becomes le ads himself into reconciliation with his estranged father. 'Coach D' Adam Donyes and Big Dave 'Diesel' Sterling, were an unlikely pair that were strangely brought together and who significantly affected each other’s lives in ways that were seemingly impossible - serving as 'bridges' for each other in reconciling with their respective fathers who had abandoned each of them long ago. From Nomad to Nobody Director: Michael Buckley/ British Columbia, Canada Producer: Petr Sevcik Country of Production: Canada Country of Filming: Tibet Running Time: 15 Minutes Genre: Culture Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 7:00PM – 7:15PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Shot on location in Tibet and in northern India, this film is a personal take on the plight of Tibetan nomads, who are being forcibly relocated by Chinese officials--shifted off their traditional grazing lands into concrete ghettos, where they are marginalized. Previously, when grazing yaks, they were self-sufficient and lived in an entirely sustainable way. Now, they are unemployed, and dependent on the Chinese government for hand-outs--and for food. In an era where sustainability is the mantra, Chinese policy makes no sense. The policy is designed to wipe out nomad culture. *Hip Hop Maestro Director/Producer: Christine Lee/ California, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 40 Minutes Genre: Music Showtimes: Sunday, Sept. 9th, 4:45PM – 5:30PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Follow line backer sized Hip Hop Maestro, Double G, as he leads his orchestra, daKAH, from a Los Angeles night club to center stage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Into the Distance Director/Producer: Philip Arnold/ Ohio, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 18 Minutes Genre: Health, Sports Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 4:00PM – 4:15PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Adriane Blewitt’s quest to become Women’s World Champion Shot-Putter in the Scottish Highland Games and her struggles with health issues. *It’s a Girl Thing: MKA, Tween Queens and the Commodificationof Girlhood Director/Producer: Shannon Silva/ North Carolina, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 59 Minutes Genre: Culture, History, Women’s Issues Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 4:00PM – 5:15PM – Red Cliffs Four Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Since the birth of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in 1987, the girls' tween market has evolved from almost non-existent into a $43 billion-dollar-a-year money making machine. Framed by the structure of a faux interactive website, It's A Girl Thing speaks with consumer critics, tween brand marketers, girls, moms, and educators to explore the seemingly benign cultural universe of pastel-colored, hyper-commercialized girl culture (and the tween queen phenomenon) to reveal the complex and contradictory messages directed at today's young girls. *Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald Director: Rob Cohen/ New York, USA Producer: Brad Rothschild, Martin Pohl, Paul Turlick Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, USA Running Time: 87 Minutes Genre: History, War Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 4:00PM – 5:40P – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Kinderblock 66 is the story of four men who, as young boys, were imprisoned by the Nazis in the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp and who, sixty-five years later, return to commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of their liberation. The film tells the story of the effort undertaken by the camp's Communist-led underground to protect and save Jewish children who were arriving in Buchenwald toward the end of the Holocaust. Kinderblock 66 also tells the story of Antonin Kalina, the head of the block who was personally responsible for saving 904 boys in Buchenwald. Life is Strange Director: Isaac Hertz/ California, USA Producer: Alain Jakubowicz, Ron Samuels, Sammy Grundwerg Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Poland, USA Running Time: 95 Minutes Genre: History, War Showtimes: Sunday, Sept. 9th, 4:00PM – 5:45PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: What would life be like had the Holocaust never happened? Featuring personal interviews with Shimon Peres, President of the state of Israel, Children's book author Uri Orlev, Walter Kohn, Nobel laureate in Chemistry, and Robert Aumann, Nobel Laureate in economics, and illustrated with never before seen original home movies, 'Life Is Strange' explores Jewish life in Europe before World War Two from a child's perspective. Marathonman 365 Director: Tom Coeman/ Belgium Country of Production: Belgium Country of Filming: Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Spain, USA Running Time: 52 Minutes Genre: Biography, Sports Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 7:00PM – 8:10PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Stefaan Engels was diagnosed with asthma as a child. His mission: 365 marathons in 365 days. Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful Director/Producer: Yuriko Gamo Romeo/ California, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Japan, USA Running Time: 66 Minutes Genre: Biography, Sports, Senior Aging Issues Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 5:45PM – 7:00PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Throwing thousands of years of tradition to the wind, Keiko Fukuda chose to follow her own destiny and become the highest ranking woman in judo. 'Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful,' a 66-minute documentary film, tells the inspirational story of Fukuda's lifelong journey spanning four continents, nine decades and two distinct cultures to overcome adversity and ultimately transform into a living legend. Today, at 98, Fukuda holds the highest rank available in judo, the tenth degree. She also continues teaching judo three days a week from her San Francisco dojo and is the last living link to judo's origins. *NRITYAGRAM: For the Love of Dance Director/Producer: Nanette Melville/ New York, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: India, USA Running Time: 27 Minutes Genre: Art-Dance Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 6:00PM-6:45PM – Eccles Mainstage; Saturday, Sept. 8th, 3:30PM – 4:00PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Lead dancers and Choreographers elevate the contributions of the company, and continue to contribute to the growing appreciation of Indian classical dance in India and around the world. Obsessed Director/Producer: Kevin M. Hall/ New York, USA Co-Producer: Diane Wegener Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 26 Minutes Genre: Health Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 4:00PM – 4:45PM – Red Cliffs 4; Friday, Sept 7th, 5:30PM – 5:55PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT Caution Codes: None Caution Codes: LA, SA Synopsis: The prescription drug epidemic is sweeping across the United States at a blistering pace. It does not discriminate by age, social status or race. It kills indiscriminately. Florida stands at the epicenter of this tidal wave of death. Follow the struggles of Ryan Wegener and his family as they fight through the pain of addiction and the loss that comes with it. The end of Ryan's story has yet to be written, but the same cannot be said for the other young man in this tale, Joseph Valdez. Joseph lost his fight with prescription drugs several years ago, but he is remembered by his family in this poignant and gripping documentary about the perils of addiction. *Pad Yatra: A Green Odysssey Director/Producer: Wendy J.N. Lee/ California, USA Country of Production: India, Nepal, USA Country of Filming: India, Nepal, USA Running Time: 70 Minutes Genre: Culture, Environment Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2:15PM – 3:40PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Synopsis: In the wake of freak climate disasters in the Himalayas, seven hundred people journey across the perilous mountain range on foot to educate villages on global warming and environmental preservation, triggering an activist movement never before seen in the region. *Paraiso for Sale Director/Producer: Anayansi Prado/ California, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Panama Running Time: 73 Minutes Genre: Immigration, Politics, Social Issues Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 7:00PM – 8:35PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: The fast growing migration of American retirees and developers to the island of Bocas del Toro, Panama brings conflict to its indigenous communities as they struggle to hold on to their land and fight for their native rights. In times when most of the talk about immigration between the US and Latin America is about immigration to the US, we'll learn that this is actually a two-way street, by exploring how the presence of Americans in Latin American countries is making a great impact on an economic, social and cultural level. Powerful – Energy for Everyone Director/ Producer: David Chernushenko/ Ontario, Canada Co-Producer: Michael Dobbin Country of Production: Canada Country of Filming: Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, USA Running Time: 52 Minutes Genre: Environment Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 3:00PM – 4:00PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Can we go from a world powered by fossil fuels and nuclear energy to one powered by renewable energy, and what would happen to us -- as individuals and communities -- if we tried? *Raid of the Rainbow Lounge Director/Producer: Robert L. Camina/ Texas, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 103 Minutes Genre: Civil Rights, LGBT, Politics Showtimes: Sunday, Sept. 9th, 1:00PM – 3:00PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: LA, AT Synopsis: RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is a documentary recounting the widely publicized and controversial 2009 police raid of a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar that resulted in multiple arrests and serious injuries. Following sordid allegations and outrage, many changes would occur in the city, and Fort Worth would become a leader in LGBT equality. However, the changes did not happen overnight and without controversy. The audience will witness history unfold as this film documents that journey from the perspective of witnesses, activists and politicians who helped changed the city. Narrated by television icon and Emmy nominated actress, Meredith Baxter. Randy Parsons: American Luthier Director/Producer: David Aldrich/ Washington, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 8 Minutes Genre: Music, Jobs Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th 8:15PM – 8:25PM – Red Cliffs 3 Friday, Sept. 7th, 7:00PM – 7:10PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: LA Synopsis: Randy Parsons had given up the guitar, and then one day he had a vision of how it would come back into his life. *Roadmap to Apartheid Director/Producer: Ana Nogueira, Eron Davidson/ New York, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Israel, South Africa Running Time: 95 Minutes Genre: Civil Rights, History, Politics Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 4:00PM – 6:00PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: LA, VI Synopsis: Ana Nogueira is a white South African and Eron Davidson a Jewish Israeli. Drawing on their first-hand knowledge of the issues, the producers take a close look at the apartheid comparison often used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their film breaks down the rhetorical analogy into a fact-based comparison, noting where the analogy is useful and appropriate, and where it is not. There are many lessons to draw from the South African experience relevant to conflicts all over the world. This film is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them. *Running Through: The Jordan Culbreath Story Director/Producer: A.D. Pearson/ New Jersey, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 40 Minutes Genre: Health, Sports Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 4:20PM – 5:15PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Diagnosed with two micro-rare fatal blood diseases, All-American, All-Ivy Princeton University football star Jordan Culbreath battles life and death with the hope of recovery and a return to football. Solo, Piano – NYC Director: Anthony Sherin/ New York, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 5 Minutes Genre: Culture Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 8:20PM – 8:25PM –Eccles Mainstage; Thursday, Sept 6th, 7:30PM – 7:35PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT Caution Codes: None Caution Codes: None Synopsis: On a cold winter morning, a lone piano stands curbside in New York City. All day long, passersby stop to play. They collect and disperse, measure and push. Who abandons a piano? Plinking slightly out-of-tune over the white noise of Broadway's cars, buses, trucks, and sirens, the piano awaits its fate. Solo, Piano - NYC is a 5-minute film of the last 24 hours of a once-wanted piano. *Souvenirs: Healing After War Director/Producer: Mara Pelecis/ Minnesota, USA Co-Producer: Cory McLeod, Dain Ingebretson, Lann Briel, Louise Woehrle Country of Production: Latvia, USA Country of Filming: Latvia, USA Running Time: 88 Minutes Genre: Biography, Mental Health, War Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 4:00PM – 5:40PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: LA Synopsis: Lyrical, intimate, and sometimes humorous, 'Souvenirs' is a moving eulogy in film. Following Andy Pelecis' suicide, his daughter Mara unearths the elusive layers of Andy's mental health, as his case for service related mental illness is reopened post-mortem. Seeking to understand 'Why he was the way he was', Mara finds healing in the lives and stories of other veterans, witnessing the labyrinth of 'surviving the peace'. Rolling Thunder bikers, National Guard members, Vets for Peace, and Native American veterans share stories of flashbacks, feelings of survival guilt, and fears of being committed. Combining her father's Bolex footage and photography together with her documentation their family for nearly 20 years- this is a true story of the impact of war on a veteran and family over decades. *Stories from Lakka Beach Director/Producer: Daan Veldhuizen/ Netherlands Country of Production: Netherlands Country of Filming: Sierra Leone Running Time: 76 Minutes Genre: Culture Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 5:40PM – 7:00PM – Red Cliffs 3; Saturday, Sept. 8th, 7:00PM – 8:15PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: In Lakka, a picturesque beach village in post-conflict Sierra Leone, a colorful mix of villagers reveal their deepest and most profound moments in life. Stories about the ocean and the land, about opportunity, love, religion, tradition and about foreigners; tourism on the heavenly beaches is nowhere near to how it was in the 1980s. Visitors stay away because of stories about the war, stories that the inhabitants would rather forget. This is their story. Tales of the Masked Men Director/Producer: Carlos Avila Avila/ California, USA Co-Producer: Thom Calderon Country of Production: Mexico, USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 54 Minutes Genre: Culture, History, Sports Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 4:15PM – 5:15PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: An exploration of Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) and the tradition of the masked wrestler. The film features portraits of three legendary enmascarados (masked wrestlers). Terra Blight Director/Producer: Isaac Brown/ Florida, USA Country of Production: Brazil, Ghana, USA Country of Filming: Brazil, Ghana, USA Running Time: 55 Minutes Genre: Environment Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 7:00PM–8:10PM – Red Cliffs 4; Saturday, Sept. 8, 1:00PM–2:10PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Terra Blight is a feature-length documentary that explores America's consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology. The Coral Eden Director/Producer: Mattias Klum/ Sweden Country of Production: Sweden Country of Filming: Indonesia Running Time: 44 Minutes Genre: Wildlife- Fish Environment, Nature Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 8:50PM – 9:45PM – Red Cliffs 4; Saturday, Sept. 8th, 9:00PM – 10:00PM – Red Cliffs 4; Thursday, Sept 6th, 5:30PM – 6:15PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Mattias Klum's documentary is about the remarkably diverse and unspoiled coral reefs of Raja Ampat and one boy who believes it will last forever. The Entertainers Director/Producer: Michael Zimmer, Nick Holle/ California, USA Co-Producer: Paul Hogseth Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Mexico, USA Running Time: 93 Minutes Genre: Music Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 5:20PM – 7:10PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Synopsis: A heartwarming comedy about six piano players striving to win the World Championship of Old-Time Piano (mostly ragtime). With brilliant showmanship and skill these competitors vie for the glow of victory, for escape from the trials of their everyday lives, and for the revival of the first distinctly American popular music. The First 70 Director: Jarratt Moody/ California, USA Producer: Lauren Valentino Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 30 Minutes Genre: Nature Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2:25PM – 3:25PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: An inspiring journey through California to visit the 70 majestic state parks slated to close, and meet the people who treasure them. *The Girls in the Band Director: Judy Chaikin/ California, USA Producer: Nancy Kissock Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 81 Minutes Genre: Music Showtimes: Friday, Sept 7th, 8:00PM – 9:20PM – 13th & Park Caution Codes: None Synopsis: They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kow-towed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today a new breed of gifted young women are taking their rightful place in the world of jazz which can no longer deny their talents. The Gray Seasons Director/Producer: Robert Herrera/ Missouri, USA Co-Producer: Andrea Wall Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 86 Minutes Genre: Sports Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 8:15PM – 10:00PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: LA Synopsis: Shimmy Gray-Miller, a dynamic coach with a history of playing and coaching success, was hired to turn around the losing culture of Saint Louis University women’s basketball program. *The Missing Piece: The Truth About the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa Director/Producer: Joe Medeiros/ California, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: France, Italy, USA, UK Running Time: 84 Minutes Genre: History Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 4:00PM – 5:35PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Story of Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the Mona Lisa in 1911. *The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz Director/Producer: Scott Petersen/ California, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: Mexico, USA Running Time: 74 Minutes Genre: Art-Pottery Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 8:30PM – 10:00PM – Eccles Mainstage Wednesday, Sept 5th, 8:00 – 9:30PM Bingham Gallery @ Mt. Carmel Caution Codes: None Synopsis: An American treasure hunter and a Mexican artist transformed the town of Mata Ortiz into a home for world class art (pottery) after Quezada finds Paquime Indian pottery. *Tramping in Bohemia Director/Producer: Margot Buff/ Czech Republic Country of Production: Czech Republic Country of Filming: Czech Republic Running Time: 30 Minutes Genre: Culture Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 9:30PM – 10:00PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: LA Synopsis: In Communist Czechoslovakia, it wasn't so difficult to find a sense of freedom. All you needed was a backpack, a guitar, and a place to sleep under the stars. That has always been the escape strategy of the Czech tramps; outdoorsmen and women who hike, camp, canoe and ride the rails. Inspired by the American West, tramps adopted country songs, cowboy dress and English names and rolled them together into a distinctly Czech subculture that offered a taste of romanticism and freedom. But in today's democratic Czech Republic, there's little reason for rebellion and escape. Is there still a place for these old romantics and the youth culture that defined them? Unua Yekete: Those Who Come From Inside Director: Luis Caballero Escobar/ Spain Producer: Luis Caballero Martinez Country of Production: Spain, Tanzania Country of Filming: Spain, Tanzania Running Time: 25 Minutes Genre: Culture Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 6:25PM – 6:50PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: The Hadzabe are a tribe of hunter-gatherers who have survived for thousands of years in what we now call Tanzania. Their culture and genetics are the most ancient of mankind. Today, threatened by the advent of money, alcohol and AIDS, they face their imminent demise. 'Unua Yekete' aims to expose the views of the Hadzabe and of people close to them on both the visible and the invisible problems that endanger this unique tribe. UNFIT: Ward vs. Ward Director/Producer: Edwin Scharlau III, Katherine Carmichael, Penny Edmiston/ Florida, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 74 Minutes Genre: Civil Rights, LGBT Showtimes: Sunday, Sept. 9th, 3:00PM – 4:30PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Who is more fit to raise a child: a convicted killer or a lesbian? According to one judge in Florida, the convicted killer. UNFIT: Ward vs Ward follows the true story of Mary Ward who lost custody of her eleven year old daughter because she was a lesbian. The judge decided that the father was a more fit parent even though he had served nine years for murdering his first wife, did not know what grade his daughter was in or what school she attended, and had only spent four consecutive days with his daughter in the previous five years. No one could have imagined the firestorm that would ensue and the tragic consequences the judge's decision would have on the lives of everyone involved. Valentino’s Ghost Director/Producer: Michael Singh/ California, USA Co-Producer: Catherine Jordan Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: India, USA Running Time: 120 Minutes Genre: Civil Rights, History, Politics Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 7:00PM – 9:45PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Actor Mike Farrell narrates this tale of comedy, terror, media and 'the Arab.' Valentino's Ghost takes viewers on a journey through images of Muslims and Arabs in American popular culture. Where do the images come from? How to they relate to U.S. foreign policy needs? The image shifted from the beautiful Arab of Valentino's 'The Sheik,' to the embodiment of Evil today. What happened? What national and religious mythologies about The Second Coming, Israel, and Islam, influence the way we see--and portray--Arabs and Muslims today? From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib, newspapers to animated films, and from Abu Ghraib to 'Three Kings,' 'Valentino's Ghost' connects the dots and raises challenging questions. Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression Director/Producer: Max Good/ California, USA Co-Producer: Nathan Wollman Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 87 Minutes Genre: Culture, Social Issues Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 5:20PM – 6:55PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: LA Synopsis: A new breed of crime fighter now stalks the urban landscape--the anti-graffiti vigilante. These dedicated blight warriors stop at nothing to rid their neighborhoods and cities of street art, stickers, tags, and posters. Yet several of these vigilantes have become the very menace they set out to eliminate. In their relentless attempt to stamp out graffiti, they've turned to illegally and destructively painting other people's property. VIGILANTE VIGILANTE is the story of two filmmakers who set out to expose these mysterious characters and discover a battle of expression that stretches from the streets to academia. *When the Devil Knocks Director/Producer: Helen Slinger/ British Columbia, Canada Co-Producer: Maureen Palmer, Ray Harper Country of Production: Canada Country of Filming: Canada Running Time: 90 Minutes Genre: Biography, Mental Health, LGBT Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 4:50PM – 6:50PM – Red Cliffs 4; Friday, Sept 7th, 8:20PM – 9:50PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT Caution Codes: AT Synopsis: Through access to intimate psychotherapy videotapes, When the Devil Knocks take us inside a mind in the throes of what used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder. White Water, Black Gold Director/Producer: David Lavallee/ British Columbia, Canada Country of Production: Canada Country of Filming: Canada Running Time: 64 Minutes Genre: Environment, Science Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1:00PM – 2:20PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: LA Synopsis: 'White Water, Black Gold' is an investigative point-of-view documentary about David Lavallee's journey down the Athabasca River and across Western Canada in search of answers about the battle between water and oil. Following an imaginary drop of water, and later an imaginary drop of oil, he discovers the threats to the third largest watershed in the world and two separate oceans. White Water, Black Gold is a film about the inextricable link between water and oil in our modern world. Wings of Silver: The Vi Cowden Story Director/Producer: Mark C. Bonn, Christine Bonn/ California, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 34 Minutes Genre: Biography, Senior Aging Issues, War Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 7:25PM – 8:10PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: When the country needed every man, she answered the call. A story of triumph and inspiration over adversity. History of the WASPs and Vi’s aircraft experience. *Wolves Unleashed Director/Producer: Andrew Simpson/ Alberta, Canada Country of Production: Canada Country of Filming: Canada Running Time: 89 Minutes Genre: Wildlife-Animals Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 8:20PM -10:00PM – Red Cliffs 3; Saturday, Sept. 8th, 8:20PM – 10:00PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: LA Synopsis: This film follows world renowned animal trainer Andrew Simpson as he travels to the other side of the world to make the biggest wolf film ever attempted. Battling temperatures of -60C the crew and wolves are tested physically and mentally on a daily basis. This film will make people question everything they thought they new about wolves. They will see an animal that is graceful, caring and trusting. The animal action in this film has never been seen before. There are no computer effects, everything you see is real. This film will also show one man's struggle as he wrestles with the decision to use his unique bond with these animals against them. *Yoga Woman Director/Producer: Kate Clere, Saraswati Clere/ Australia Co-Producer: Michael McIntyre Country of Production: Australia Country of Filming: Australia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, USA Running Time: 85 Minutes Genre: Health Showtimes: Caution Codes: AT Synopsis: Yoga was brought to the west from India by a lineage of male teachers. Now there’s a generation of women who are leading the way. STUDENT FILMS – To Program with Professional Films Abuelas Director: Afarin Eghbal/ UK Producer: Kasia Malipan, National Film & Television School/ UK Country of Production: UK Country of Filming: UK Running Time: 9 Minutes Genre: Civil Rights, History Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 6:00PM – 6:10PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: In a small apartment in Buenos Aires, an old woman eagerly awaits the birth of her grandchild and all the joys of becoming a grandmother. However, horrific circumstances mean that she will be forced to wait for over 30 years. Using real-life testimonials this animated-documentary raises issues of memory, repression and loss. “An American Contradiction” Director/Producer: Vanessa Yuille/ California, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 12 Minutes Genre: Civil Rights, History Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 6:10PM – 6:25PM – Red Cliffs 4; Friday, Sept 7th, 7:20PM – 7:35PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Seeking knowledge about her country and heritage, filmmaker Vanessa Yuille journeys to her mother's birthplace, Heart Mountain, Wyoming, where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII. Internees reflect upon the experience of leaving their homes as children and the wartime hysteria that stripped them of their lawful rights. This dark chapter of American history not only contrasts with the natural beauty of the landscape but also calls into question the definition of what it means to be an American. Through her investigation, Vanessa challenges us to correctly define the true nature of what happened there. Bittersweet Director/Producer: Andrew Kappel, Peter Bicknell/ California, USA Co-Producer: Amanda Singer, Carly Berryhill, Emily Manheim Country of Production: Ghana, Netherlands Country of Filming: Ghana, Netherlands Running Time: 19 Minutes Genre: Culture, Jobs Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 5:40PM – 6:00PM – Red Cliffs 4; Saturday, Sept. 8th, 5:15PM – 5:35PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Bittersweet is a film that highlights the good work being done by Conservation Alliance, a Non-Governmental Organization with project sites throughout Western Africa. They train cocoa farmers in the correct ways to grow and cultivate the crop without damaging the environment or themselves. From Depression to Destiny: The CCC in Southern Utah and the Arizona Strip Director/Producer: Bill Wilken Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 62 Minutes Genre: Culture, History Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 7:00PM – 8:00PM – Red Cliffs 4; Thursday, Sept 6th, 6:20PM – 7:25PM – Crescent Moon Theatre, Kanab, UT Caution Codes: None Caution Codes: None Synopsis: From Depression to Destiny focuses on the C'boys, and the contributions made by the Civilian Conservation Corp in southern Utah and northern Arizona, during the 1930's. You are invited to come and be delighted by the firsthand accounts from the few remaining C'boys that came from all around the United States to this beautiful, but hostile corner of America's southwestern desert. We take you to the ruins of the CCC camps; where you will be entertained by facts and stories passed down to several historians. You will get a glimpse into the 'daily lives' of the C'boys, as they built monuments in Zion National Park, the romances they had with the local women, and the heroic rescue of an entire town. Look to the Cookie Director/Producer: Lindsay Lindenbaum/ New York, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 6 Minutes Genre: History, Jobs Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 6:50PM – 6:56PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Follow baker Herb Glaser for a day, learning history and community in Glaser’s Bakery Pieces of the Soul: A Film About the Life of Matt Clark Director/Producer: Spencer Sullivan Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 60 Minutes Genre: Art-Sculpture, Health Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 7:00PM – 8:15PM – Eccles Mainstage; Saturday, Sept. 8th, 8:00PM – 9:00PM – Red Cliffs 4 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Matt Clark's dream of becoming a professional rodeo cowboy was shattered after suffering a severe spinal cord injury. Still a teenager, he was recommended by his lead medical specialist to check into a rest home, where he would live only 4 to 5 years. More than 30 years after his injury he is now a well known artist in southern Utah where his work is easily recognized by its unique style. "Pieces of the Soul" shows how Matt's artwork is symbolic of his life's struggles in overcoming opposition and how he has come to define his own life. Season of the Wolf Director/Producer: Cory Olmstead Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 50 Minutes Genre: Wildlife-Animals, Nature Showtimes: Friday, Sept. 7th, 7:10PM – 8:15PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: This film takes place in Yellowstone National Park during the transition of winter into spring. This time of year is where the wolves feed on the sick and the weak elk and bison. Winter takes a toll on the elk and the bison, giving the wolves an advantage to catch their prey. This time of year, the wolf packs become stronger because of the nourishment they receive from the weakened animals. The wolves are always hunting looking for food for the pack. During this transition period the bison and elk are calving, providing easy prey. Although the prey is plentiful the wolf pack has competition from other predators such as the grizzly bear. This film shows the two animals dueling over a buffalo carcass. This is a timeless fight that goes on year after year and will continue in years to come. Shag Nation Director/Producer: Brittany Brothers/ New York, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 19 Minutes Genre: Art-Dance Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 7:00PM – 7:20PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: Shag Nation is a documentary about a form of recreational dancing called the Carolina Shag and the charmingly quirky subculture behind it. Still Director/Producer: Jose Tadeu Bijos, Michael Barth, Pasqual Gutierrez, Ruby Stocking/ California, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 11 Minutes Genre: Wildlife-Fish, Nature Showtimes: Thursday, Sept. 6th, 8:40PM – 8:50PM – Red Cliffs 4; Saturday, Sept. 8th, 6:50PM – 7:00PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: As society enters a new era of awareness towards environmentalism on land, very much is still unknown about the sustainability of the one body that encompasses over 70% of earth: our oceans. 'Still' dives into the life of Carlos Eyles, an author, free diver, and ocean photographer. Through Carlos, we are able to understand the indefinite spiritual connection between the ocean and humankind. The Approach Director: Adam Ferraro Producer: DSC Documentary Class of 2012 Written By: Dallas Hyland Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 40 Minutes Genre: Sports-Rock Climbing Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 4:00PM – 5:00PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Synopsis: In the throws of life, we all make choices, some conscious and some sub-conscious but all having an outcome that proves to shape our experience. Living more life seems to require a sacrifice of the creature comforts and securities that lifestyle offers. But more lifestyle requires an almost deliberate surrender of a life abundant in pursuit of your passions. This film ponders the question poignantly in the backdrop of the world of sport climbing. But its message transcends the story and will move all to heed its question. Some people make time to do what they love. Some people live what they love. What’s your approach? The Art of Remembrance Director/Producer: Raul Raz Pastrana/ New York, USA Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 10 Minutes Genre: Art-Sculpture Showtimes: Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 4:00PM – 4:15PM – Red Cliffs 3 Caution Codes: None Synopsis: An immigrant artist ponders the meaning of life and death in two cultures as he prepares a community altar for the Day of the Dead to remember those whom he has lost and his own native Mexico. 'THE ART OF REMEMBRANCE' captures Mexican artist Daniel Valle as he creates giant paper mache skeleton sculptures and constructs a community altar to remember the dead. This intimate snapshot of a New York City Day of the Dead celebration explores Valle's quest to preserve the memory of lost loved ones and keep Mexican culture alive through art. Along the way Valle challenges our own notions of the meaning of life and death and reminds us that remembrance truly is an art. The Pizza Cart Director/Producer: Conrad Laga Country of Production: USA Country of Filming: USA Running Time: 10 Minutes Genre: Biography, Jobs Showtimes: Saturday, Sept. 8th, 5:05PM – 5:15PM – Eccles Mainstage Caution Codes: None Synopsis: An inspiring story that follows a family in Cedar City, UT who build a pizza cart as a way to break free from relying on grant money to pay for school.

2013 Film Synopsis

A POEM IN EXILE. THE MANGER: BY PABLO CASALS AND JOAN ALAVEDRA DIRECTOR: Helena Doz Sanz Spain/Puerto Rico, 2012, 77 min., color Accounts given by experts and unpublished correspondence between musician Pablo Casals and poet Joan Alavedra tell the story behind the creation of The Manger, a musical composition born of a poem, which became a message for world peace.A SPACE FOR MUSIC, A SEAT FOR EVERYONE: 100 YEARS OF UMS PERFORMANCES IN HILL AUDITORIUM DIRECTOR: Sophia Kruz U.S.A., 2013, 57 min., color Hill Auditorium in southeastern Michigan has united a diverse community of music enthusiasts for 100 years. Concert recordings, news articles, and interviews provide a historical look at UMS performances as well as highlighting the evolving community function of the venue.AN ORDINARY HERO DIRECTOR: Loki Mulholland U.S.A., 2013, 91 min., color By the time she was 19, Joan Trumpauer was shot at, attacked, disowned by her family and put on death row. This is the amazing true story of one white southern woman’s courage to choose her convictions and join the Civil Rights Movement.ART IS THE TREE OF LIFE DIRECTOR: Christine Welcher and Geoffrey Quinn U.S.A., 2013, 26 min., color At age 95, Wilma Daubenspeck Cliff is an undiscovered American artist with a life well lived. But, her life is not without tragedy and that centered and distinguished her art.BEAUTY AND THE BREAST DIRECTOR: Liliana Komorowska Canada, 2012, 86 min., color A compelling insight into the devastating reality of breast cancer as seen through the eyes of several female patients. The film depicts the process of learning and accepting the diagnosis, and the complexities of every stage of this disease. This film is a testament to human resilience.BEFORE YOU KNOW IT DIRECTOR: PJ Raval U.S.A., 2013, 109 min., color Three LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) seniors navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years.BORN THIS WAY DIRECTOR: Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullmann U.S.A./Cameroon, 2013, 82 min., color More people are imprisoned in Cameroon each year for homosexuality than any other country. With intimate access to the lives of four you gay Cameroonians, Born This Way offers a vivid and poetic portrait of day-to-day life in modern Africa.CELLO TALES DIRECTOR: Anne Schlitz Germany/Luxembourg, 2013, 75 min., color A daughter searches for her father's stolen instrument for a decade. An artisan looks for the best way to craft the perfect piece of wood. A soloist travels the world playing. A copyist recreates the sound of the Renaissance. The cello, more than just a musical instrument.DO NOT DUPLICATE DIRECTOR: Jonathan Mann & Sean McGing U.S.A., 2012, 31 min., color For more than 45 years safecracker and master locksmith Phil Mortillaro has made keys and repaired locks, running his business from the smallest free-standing building in Manhattan. For two years Phil labored to transform the entire façade of his building into a celebration of his profession as a locksmith.DRIVING BLIND DIRECTOR: Brian Griffo U.S.A., 2012, 76 min., color Brothers, Tod and Justin Purvis, suffer from a degenerative eye disease and are going blind. Together they circumnavigate the United States, seeing the great sights that make America beautiful. EYES IN THE FOREST: THE PORTRAITURE OF JIM LAWRENCE DIRECTOR: Miriam Needoba Canada, 2012, 13 min., color A rare view of British Columbia's remote Selkirk Mountains as seen through the eyes of wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence. Interweaving the startling imagery of Lawrence's still photography with Needoba's sublime cinematography, this film is as much a study of landscape and wildlife as it is a conversation between two artists and their art forms. FIXED: THE SCIENCE/FICTION OF HUMAN ENHANCEMENT DIRECTOR: Regan Brashear U.S.A./Canada, 2013, 61 min., color A haunting, subtle, urgent documentary, that questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and mind forever. FIXED takes a close look at the implications of emerging human enhancement technologies for the future of humanity. FORCED CONFESSIONS DIRECTOR: Maziar Bahari U.S.A./UK/Canada/Germany/Iran, 2012, 58 min., color Forced Confessions is Maziar Bahari's, a victim of forced confessions, personal journey through the history of forced confessions in Iran. No other form of torture is as intrusive as being forced to recant your values in order to save your life. FUREVER DIRECTOR: Amy Finkel U.S.A., 2013, 80 min., color Furever explores the dimensions of grief people experience over the loss of a pet. It examines the sociological evolution of pets in the U.S. today; their position in a family unit, and how this evolution is affecting those in the veterinary profession and death care industry. GEIL OF DOYLESTOWN: FORGOTTEN EXPLORER DIRECTOR: Karl Stieg U.S.A./China, 2012, 43 min., color A preacher who held thousands spellbound. A photographer who captured images of vanishing cultures. An explorer who ventured to the ends of the earth. And a life story lost. William Edgar Geil was one of the world's most celebrated travelers and speakers, yet remains unknown to modern audiences. GET TOGETHER GIRLS DIRECTOR: Vanessa Crocini U.S.A./Italy/Kenya, 2012, 76 min., color The story of an Italian woman who moved to Kenya to create a tailoring project that has transformed six former street girls into fashion designers. GROUND OPERATIONS: BATTLEFIELDS TO FARMLANDS DIRECTOR: Dulanie Ellis U.S.A., 2012, 41 min., color The story of combat vets who are restoring their lives and serving their communities through new careers in organic farming and ranching. The heroes in this film are compelling, funny, entrepreneurial, and engaging. America needs a million new farmers. Veterans want the job! HAAS & HAHN DIRECTOR: Miguel Darings U.S.A./Netherlands/Brazil, 38 min., color Haas and Hahn try to improve people’s lives through art projects in neighborhoods with serious social problems. The film documents projects in Rio de Janeiro and Philadelphia improving the visibility of the disadvantaged neighborhoods through creating enormous works of art in unexpected, amazing places. HEART OF THE ANDES DIRECTOR: Melynda Thorpe Burt U.S.A./Peru, 2013, 13 min., color Through the eyes of a small boy, learn how Heart Walk Foundation, based out of Southern Utah, is bringing hope and opportunity to a once forgotten and impoverished people. Discover the resilience of human nature, and the hope that education and assistance can bring to a people once destitute and desperate to survive. HORISANT DIRECTOR: Skule Eriksen Norway, 2012, 22 min., color A film from the open coastal landscape, with its beacons, flocking birds, ships, waves, grazing animals, stone fences and fields. It is a poetic, almost dreamlike film, inspired by painting and music. JUMA DIRECTOR: China, 12 min., color A film that looks at the Muslim religion as practiced in China.  Made while citizens are worshipping in a Chinese mosque this film questions and explains what drew them to the Islamic faith. MAKING WASTE DIRECTOR: Scott Reus and Stan Arthur U.S.A., 2013, 29 min., color A funny, touching, and inspirational look at one mans seven-year journey to complete his first feature film. Tom Thompson started with a dream and his life savings. He has endured an avalanche of business failure, personal tragedy, and financial ruin, yet he continues the struggle to finish what he started. MEDORA DIRECTOR: Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart U.S.A., 2013, 82 min., color In America's basketball heartland, four boys from rural Medora, Indiana fight to end their high school's team's losing streak, as their dwindling town faces the threat of extinction. MIKE’S MIGRATION DIRECTOR: Adam Kung U.S.A., 54 min., color A story about a young man who grew up in Alaska and how his family made a living. This interesting look at the family dynamics of living and working together also features beautiful photography. MUSICWOOD DIRECTOR: Maxine Trump U.S.A., 2012, 80 min., color A funny, complex and heartbreaking battle over natural resources, and cultural conflict. A band of world-famous guitar-makers travel into one of the most primeval rainforests on earth to negotiate with Native American loggers. Then enters Greenpeace and soon all are battling over a forest that is the last of its kind. NO HORIZON ANYMORE; A YEAR LONG JOURNEY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD DIRECTOR: Keith Reimink Antarctica, 2012, 77 min., color Less than 2,000 people have spent the austral winter at the South Pole Station. Here, we follow members of the winterover crew as they share their views on the interactions, the people, the environment, and the science that takes place during a busy year. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CARING ONE MAN RIOT DIRECTOR: Angus Hohenboken and Christopher Evans UK, 2012, 47 min., color The violent antics of Welsh wrestling promoter Bassey and his lycra-clad warriors raise the spirits of kids in downtrodden Merthyr Tydfil. When a contestant suffers a spinal injury Bassey resigns, but the 40-year-old bouncer struggles to let go of his 'local hero' identity and relinquish his power in the ring. PAST THEIR PRIME DIRECTOR: Becca Friedman U.S.A., 2012, 23 min., color A look at the world of geriatric zoo animal care, through Colo--the oldest living gorilla in captivity--on her 55th birthday. PIANO RITES DIRECTOR: Mayeta Clark U.S.A., 2013, 23 min., color A portrait of a rambling, hole-in-the wall warehouse in the South Bronx cluttered with 400-odd pianos and peopled by the eccentric characters that restore them. This film touches on the decline of a once-majestic instrument and the dying craft of piano restoration. RACING THE REZ DIRECTOR: Brian Truglio U.S.A., 2012, 59 min., color In Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross country runners from rival high schools put it all on the line for tribal pride, triumph over personal adversity, and state championship glory. Life on America's largest Indian reservation emerges from the perspective of high school boys on the cusp of adulthood. REPORTING ON THE TIMES: THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE HOLOCAUST DIRECTOR: Emily Harrold U.S.A., 2012, 18 min., color This film explores how The New York Times handled reports of The Holocaust during World War II and why The Times, a Jewish owned newspaper, buried more than one thousand articles in its back pages. Was it simply an oversight? Or did the publishers and editors fear an American Anti-Semitic backlash? RETURN TO HONOR DIRECTOR: Michael Cloud U.S.A., 2012, 74 min., color Return to Honor explores the life, trials and triumphs of the wounded soldier who returns from battle and the Warrior's Weekend organization's efforts to honor them. Follow the soldiers from across the country as they travel to participate in a one day fishing tournament. ROAD WARRIORS 2012 DIRECTOR: Matt Greenstone U.S.A., 2013, 54 min., color Welcome to the fastest, most brutal traveling circus in America! Road Warriors 2012 documents a year of motorcycle road racers competing in the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing Championship. These athletes risk life and limb for the sport they love. SOLE SURVIVOR DIRECTOR: Ky Dickens U.S.A./France, 2013, 91 min., color In the history of aviation, there have only been 14 sole survivors of a commercial aviation disaster. Most have never spoken publicly about the loss, the guilt, and pressure of feeling “spared.” Sole Survivor brings four of them together to share their personal stories for the first time. STORM SOLDIERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA’S OTHER HEROES DIRECTOR: Brad Kremer U.S.A., 61 min., color Power is a necessity in today’s modern world. Most of us take for granted the work that it takes to build and maintain the power grid that supplies us with the electricity that powers our lives. Storm Soldiers is a film about the men who make it all happen. SWINGMAN DIRECTOR: Mark Birnbaum U.S.A., 2012, 53 min., color Firefighter Marshall Allen was abused as a child. His severe depression remained undiagnosed. He became a Golden Gloves boxer, the first black firefighter in Salt Lake County, Utah, a power lifting champion and a rising star in the Fort Worth Fire Department. Then a freak accident left him paralyzed and emotionally cured. TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE DIRECTOR: Ric Esther Bienstock U.S.A./Canada/Israel/Kosovo/Moldova/Philippines/Turkey, 2013, 82 min., color A gritty descent into the shadowy world of black-market organ trafficking: the street-level brokers, the rogue surgeons, the impoverished individuals who are willing to sacrifice a slice of their own bodies for a quick payday, and the desperate patients who face the agonizing choice of obeying the law or saving their lives. THE AGE OF ANXIETY DIRECTOR: Scott Harper U.S.A./Canada/Moldova, 2013, 51 min., color Is anxiety a disease of modernity, or is our highly competitive and material culture itself undermining our nerves? THE AGE OF ANXIETY examines this phenomenon, and how the disorder is being re-defined by the medical community and the pharmaceutical industry. THE HIGHEST COST DIRECTOR: Matteo Brunetta U.S.A./Italy, 2012, 24 min., color Two 9/11 First Responders, are fighting to be recognized and compensated by the US Government while they are battling the cancer which developed from months of working at Ground Zero. THE KEYMASTER: PATRICK OLWELL’S STORY DIRECTOR: Jem Moore U.S.A., 2013, 85 min., color Patrick Olwell’s wooden flutes are some of the most sought after instruments in Irish music. With a quirky sense of humor and the voice of a storyteller, Patrick recounts his humble beginnings as an instrument maker and his slow climb to prominence. THE LAST SAFARI DIRECTOR: Matt Goldman U.S.A./Kenya, 2012, 79 min., color Renowned photojournalist Elizabeth L. Gilbert sets out on an unforgettable journey through remote Kenya, returning to the tribes people whom she documented a decade earlier. Along the way, she learns just how rapidly modern Africa has changed. THE MISSING PIECE: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MAN WHO STOLE THE MONA LISA DIRECTOR: Joe Medeiros U.S.A./France/Italy/UK, 2013, 86 min., color This is the story of the man who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, his 84-year-old daughter who thought he did it for patriotic reasons, and the filmmaker who spent more than 30 years trying to find the truth. THE PRICE OF GOLD DIRECTOR: Folke Ryden U.S.A./Sweden, 2012, 60 min., color To create international Olympic champions, nations put their young talents through rigorous training programs with huge financial support from their governments and sponsors. But the price of the gold is high. This film examines exactly how much blood, sweat and tears top athletes invest in their quest for success. THE STORYTELLER OF AMSTERDAM DIRECTOR: Eli Brown U.S.A./Netherlands, 2012, 62 min., color With a financial crisis looming, Karel Baracs performs the duties of the first official city storyteller of Amsterdam. Bringing communities together, teaching children and uplifting the idea of a modern storyteller, while showcasing the city he lives in and loves. Will this be the last year for the city storyteller? TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL DIRECTOR: Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller U.S.A., 2013, 62 min., color What is home? And how do we find it? One couple's attempt to build a 'tiny house' with no construction experience raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream. TONGAN ARK DIRECTOR: Paul Janman New Zealand/Tonga, 2012, 69 min., color Ancient philosophy, opera and Tongan culture come together in this intimate portrait of a teacher, his school and his people as they navigate a sea of repression and doubt in a small but troubled Pacific island kingdom. VALENTINE ROAD DIRECTOR: Marta Cunningham U.S.A., 2013, 89 min., color At the height of the bullying scandal that rocked the U.S. in 2008, a 15-year-old boy named Larry King asked another boy to be his valentine in a suburban schoolyard in California. The next day Larry was dead, shot in cold blood by his 14-year-old crush Brandon McInerney. WAY OF LIFE DIRECTOR: David Driver U.S.A./India/Nepal, 2013, 78 min., color The story of Michael Daube, a young man of modest means from small town America who finds a valuable piece of art in the garbage, sells it at auction and builds a hospital in one of the most remote areas of India. WE WOMEN WARRIORS DIRECTOR: Nicole Karsin U.S.A./Colombia, 2012, 83 min., color In Colombia there are 102 aboriginal groups, one-third of which are in danger of extinction because of an ongoing conflict. This film follows three native women caught in the crossfire of Colombia's warfare who are using nonviolent resistance to defend their people's survival. ZIPPER: CONEY ISLAND’S LAST WILD RIDE DIRECTOR: Amy Nicholson U.S.A./Honduras, 2012, 76 min., color Eddie Miranda proudly operates a 38-year-old carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island's amusement district. When his rented lot is snatched up by a real estate mogul, Eddie and his ride become casualties of a power struggle between the developer and the City of New York. STUDENT FILMS 500 KILOMETERS TO SUMMER DIRECTOR: Wenwen Ren U.S.A./China, 2013, 32 min., color In China, 58 million children are separated from their parents who are migrant workers. They are left behind in villages, facing loneliness and constantly waiting for their parents' return. This documentary presents their life by following an 11 years old girl on her journey to reunite with her family. CHANA’S WAY DIRECTOR: Juan Fernandez Spain/UK/Peru, 2012, 20 min., color The story of a teenager in Cusco who wants to study medicine. She is supported by her family, who live in Manto Parpay, a small village in the Andes. EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS DIRECTOR: Laura Green U.S.A., 2012, 20 min., color The small, tight-knit community of Vashon Island has become a reluctant poster child for the growing debate around childhood vaccinations. This portrait of an island community digs beneath the surface to investigate the tensions between individual choices and collective responsibilities. EXPECT RESISTANCE DIRECTOR: Shane Burley U.S.A., 2013, 36 min., color Expect Resistance looks at the Take Back the Land and Occupy Wallstreet movements as they began to respond to the foreclosure crisis. JUST AS I REMEMBER DIRECTOR: Andrew Moir Canada, 2013, 18 min., color When Andrew Moir was four his father was diagnosed with ALS, a fatal and incurable illness. Years later, Andrew met Brad who has ALS and three young children. Narrated from the first person, JUST AS I REMEMBER confronts the heartbreaking decisions faced by two fathers living with ALS. KARISMA DIRECTOR: Mor Albalak, Britne Goldstein and Molly Gard U.S.A., 2012, 14 min., color Six-year-old Amelia Grace struggles against chronic illness and severe anxiety. To complicate matters, her father is on an extensive tour of duty as a soldier in Afghanistan. Luckily, Amelia Grace has found comfort through treatment at Bethany's Gait, an equine-assisted psychotherapy center located in San Juan Capistrano, California. NATURE’S KID DIRECTOR: Jie Cai China, 2012, 29 min., color A 14 year old boy asks his twin - Why are we Living Buddhas? The process of growing up clears their vision of their own destiny and enables them to understand more about the world, to follow their nature. ONE NOTE AT A TIME DIRECTOR: Alisha Archibald U.S.A., 2012, 18 min., color When music meets autism. SIKH FORMAGGIO DIRECTOR: Katie Wise U.S.A./Italy, 2012, 21 min., color The centuries-old Parmesan Cheese industry of Northern Italy is one of history, passion, tradition and.... Sikhs? THE CHILE FILM DIRECTOR: Kelly Brinn Urig U.S.A., 2013, 26 min., color Food is a critical element in any culture. In New Mexico's vibrant culture, no food stands above the chili plant, which is revered for its unique taste and quality. For generations, the chili farmers of New Mexico have devoted and dedicated their lives to growing and developing the chili plant. THE RUSSIAN SOUL DIRECTOR: Andrew Hamilton U.S.A./Russian Federation, 2013, 72 min., color Russia is a highly developed, wired, and educated nation, but endures third-world levels of corruption and a repressive, autocratic government. Many Russians explain this paradox by citing the Russian soul, a unique national mindset, born out of their turbulent history, that wants dictatorship. Is that possible, or are free speech and democracy universal values? UNDOCUMENTED DREAMS DIRECTOR: Sara Masetti U.S.A., 2012, 14 min., color Loren, a young Latino college graduate and civil rights organizer, learns to move forward in life with an engineering degree in one hand and an expired visa in the other.