January 29, 2013 johnmkane
by Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean
My Brooklyn follows director Kelly Anderson’s journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood.
by Tami Gold and David Pavlosky
A hate crime in New Bedford, Massachusetts uncovers the abiding need for family by two very divergent groups.
by Emile Bokaer
In Circles offers direct access to the experiences of convicted sex offenders, and to the incredible group that helps them reintegrate into society.
Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush
by Joanne Hershfield
An exploration of Charlotte O’Neal’s decade’s long project of coming to terms with who she is—an African American raised in Kansas City, KS, the “jazz-capital of the world,” who has lived most of her life in Africa.
September 20, 2012 johnmkane
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
By S. Leo Chiang
What happens when the naiveté of a political rookie clashes with the realities of racial politics of the American South and ultra-partisan struggles in Washington DC? MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON follows the unexpected journey of Rep. Joseph Cao–the first Vietnamese American elected to the US Congress.
October 12, 2011 stacys
Sun Come Up will have its broadcast premiere on HBO2 - October 12 at 8pm! Directed by Jennifer Redfearn, Sun Come Up is an ACADEMY AWARD® nominated film that shows the human face of climate change.
The film documents the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world’s first environmental refugees.
When climate change threatens their survival, the islanders face a painful decision. They must leave their ancestral land in search of a new place to call home. Sun Come Up follows a group of young islanders as they search for land and build relationships in war-torn Bougainville, 50 miles across the open ocean.
Sun Come Up provokes discussion about climate change, displacement, and the rights of vulnerable communities around the globe.
Now Available from New Day Films: www.newday.com/films/suncomeup.html
June 21, 2010 stacys
At present we here at Marlboro Productions are translating and dubbing Taking Root : The Vision of Wangari Maathai into Haitian Creole.
As I write, Nadine Dominique, the daughter of Jean Dominique (subject of the film The Agronomist by Jonathan Demme) is sitting here working away on the translation. The film will be used by grassroots organizations in Haiti to help their people make the connections between environmental justice, human rights and good governance as Wangari Maathai did in Kenya. The Lambi Fund of Haiti who already has a connection with the Green Belt Movement of Kenya, will be using the film in their work.
TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai tells the inspiring story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
The film was shown last week at the Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Kampala Uganda. The conference runs through June 11th.