Browse 2014 Schedule
Documentary Panel on Friday, 2-4 pm
Moderator Nadia Ramoutar with Isaac Brown, Ana Habib and James Gilmore
The Forgiving Earth | H. James Gilmore
Inspired by the early nineteenth century poetry of William Blake, THE FORGIVING EARTH documents the voices of Detroit’s 21st century urban farmers as they toil, against all odds, to transform a bankrupt city of ‘dark Satanic Mills’ into a reborn ‘green and pleasant Land.’
H. James Gilmore is associate professor of journalism and screen studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. As a documentary filmmaker, Prof. Gilmore has an established track record of focusing on issues of social change, including the transition from white-ruled Rhodesia to black-ruled Zimbabwe, life in rural New England, the changing American family and the transformation of suburban America.
Terra Blight | Isaac Brown
A 55-minute documentary exploring America’s consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology.
Terra Blight traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal and juxtaposes the disparate worlds that have computers as their center. From a 13-year-old Ghanaian who smashes obsolete monitors to salvage copper to a 3,000-person video game party in Texas,Terra Blight examines the unseen realities of one of the most ubiquitous toxic wastes on our planet.
By the film’s end, the audience will never look at their computer the same way again.
Executive Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor
Isaac is a filmmaker who is passionate about telling stories that might in some small way better the world we all call home.
Ana Paula Habib
Executive Producer, Cinematographer, Assistant Editor
A Brazilian filmmaker based in Florida, Ana uses film as an educational tool by telling meaningful stories that promote tolerance, equality and healthy living.
Nadia Ramoutar is an Irish-born writer, producer and director of diverse yet meaningful projects in film and television.
2014 AWARDS LIST
Directors Wanichaya Phraejunya and Chawalit Kaewmanee
Portrait of a Sound Design Artist
Director Josh Bennett
Night In Suburbia
Director Alex Lee Williams
BEST NEW MEDIA – MUSIC VIDEO
Director Jennifer Nicole Stang
BEST NEW MEDIA – PSA
35 Seconds of Sweetness
Director Sojn Jenny Park and Je Kyung Ahn
Rabbit and Deer
Director Peter Vasz
SPECIAL JURY AWARD – BEST YOUTH ANIMATION
Hannah Lost Her Smile
Director Dani Bowman
Skate ALL DAY
Director Natalie Bogart
USA – Jacksonville, FL
HOMETOWN STUDENT AWARD
Director Sarit Sandler
USA – Student – High School – Jacksonville, FL
WORLD VISION AWARD