Saturday, June 24th
FOREIGN SHORT AND FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
O Florescer Da Voz, directed by Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos. The story of a powerful woman silenced by brutality during the time of slavery in Brazil and two contemporary artists who are using their voices as a tool for social transformation and women’s empowerment. (WP, 2016, Experimental Documentary, 8 min. 58 sec., Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Little Stones, directed by Sophia Kruz. From a graffiti artist speaking out against domestic violence in the favelas of Brazil to a dancer rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in India, Little Stones follows four women from around the world who use art to empower women and girls. (NAP, 2016, 1 hr. 26 min. 48 sec., Documentary, Detroit, MI, USA)
Director Sophia Kruz is an Emmy Award–winning filmmaker. Produced over 18 months in Senegal, Kenya, Brazil, Germany, India, and USA, with cinematography by Meena Singh (Hollidaysburg) and music by Sundance Composers Lab alumni Amritha Vaz. Best Documentary, Vail Film Festival and and Award of Excellence, Impact Docs Awards
Total run time: 95 min. Audience Q & A with filmmakers Sophia Kruz and Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos. Hosted by Kalli Paakspuu.