Presented as part of the National Media Market 2017 Conference. One of the below films will screen in full — but which one will be announced at the show! For further details, please see information here: https://www.nmm.net/best-in-show-2017/
Ghosts of Our Forest, Canada/Uganda, 2017, 63 mins.
dir. Daniel Roher
In 1992, as pressure from international conservation groups to protect the great forests of Uganda mounted, the indigenous Batwa tribe was forcefully removed from their ancestral home by the Ugandan government. One of the most ecologically diverse places on earth, the Bwindi impenetrable forest nurtured the Batwa, and in turn the tribe worshiped all that it gave them. Upon eviction, however, the Batwa received nothing in the way of compensation or support, and so fell into poverty.
Last Men in Aleppo, Denmark/Syria, 2017, 110 mins.
dir. Firas Fayyad
After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, Last Men in Aleppo allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm. Winner, 2017 Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary.
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Canada, 2017, 103 mins.
dir. Catherine Brainbridge
This film tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence, and features music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Redbone, Randy Castillo, Taboo. Rumble shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
Other Films by Various
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The Northwest Film Center’s Fresh Film Northwest program is excited to announce the first ever Fresh Fear! Fresh Fear takes the very best (and most frightening) films submitted to the Fresh Film Northwest Festival over many years and compiles them together in one hour long program. We have found ten films that we think embody …
Portland visual artist and animator Rose Bond, a faculty member at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, has selected this program of innovative short films by independent animators from throughout the world. A mixture of new and vintage, the program includes The Little Baker, Lew Cook (c. 1925, 7 mins.); Murratti Marches, Oskar Fischinger (1934, …
Organized by frequent BodyVox collaborator and Ohio State University Department of Dance professor Mitchell Rose, Dance@30FPS (frames per second) is a vibrant selection of recent works born of the marriage between dancer and filmmaker. The program includes Stronger, Wilkie Branson, England; Alt i Alt, Torbjørn Skårild, Norway; Outside In, Tove Skeidsvoll & Petrus Sjövik, Sweden; Off …
BodyVox co-artistic director Jamey Hampton has curated a collection of recent films that combine fresh emerging voices with seasoned artists speaking with authority. Ranging from absurdly humorous to raw and human, all represent reality altered through the unexpected: a sense of transformation and evolution, a destruction of the inevitable. The program includes Persecuta, The Lombard Twins, Argentina; Ghost …