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Documentary Panel on Friday, 2-4 pm

Moderator Nadia Ramoutar with Isaac Brown, Ana Habib and James Gilmore

 The Forgiving Earth | H. James Gilmore

20:00 USA

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.

Isaac Brown

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

Co-Producer

Nadia Ramoutar is an Irish-born writer, producer and director of diverse yet meaningful projects in film and television.

 

2014 AWARDS LIST

BEST ANIMATION

NINE

Directors Wanichaya Phraejunya and Chawalit Kaewmanee

Thailand

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Portrait of a Sound Design Artist

Director Josh Bennett

UK

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

BEST NARRATIVE

Night In Suburbia

Director Alex Lee Williams

USA

BEST NEW MEDIA – MUSIC VIDEO

Brakes

Director Jennifer Nicole Stang

USA

BEST NEW MEDIA – PSA

35 Seconds of Sweetness

Director Sojn Jenny Park and Je Kyung Ahn

USA

BEST STUDENT

Rabbit and Deer

Director Peter Vasz

Hungary

SPECIAL JURY AWARD – BEST YOUTH ANIMATION

Hannah Lost Her Smile

Director Dani Bowman

USA

HOMETOWN AWARD

Skate ALL DAY

Director Natalie Bogart

USA – Jacksonville, FL

HOMETOWN STUDENT AWARD

MARY

Director Sarit Sandler

USA – Student – High School – Jacksonville, FL

WORLD VISION AWARD

Bailee Madison