My friend director Leslee Udwin emailed me today that her documentary “India’s Daughter” is now accessible via Vimeo’s On Demand service. The link to rent the documentary is Vimeo.com/ondemand/IndiasDaughter. The price to rent the documentary is $5.99.
I request all my friends to watch and support this powerful video.
As many of us know, India’s Daughter is based on the brutal gang rape of a young woman Jyoti Singh that happened in December 2012. This documentary was first aired by BBC but later banned by the Government of India.
Leslee wrote on Vimeo, “The rape of the 23-year-old medical student by 6 men on a moving bus, and her death, sparked unprecedented protests and riots throughout India and led to the first glimmers of a change of mindset”.
Leslee Udwin approached the Supreme Court of India to get the ban lifted.
Kibera is an area in Nairobi (Capital of Kenya) which is known as city’s largest slum division and Africa’s largest urban slum area. Film maker Josh Hayward captured heart-touching images in Kibera from views of a fourth grade student at the Kibera School. Her name is Eunice Akoth.
Filmmaker Josh Hayward is a freelance director and designer living in San Diego, California.
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A Girl’s Life is one of five stories from the In Kibera project, sharing stories of life and hope from East Africa’s largest slum. See all the stories at inkibera.com
Eunice Akoth is a fourth grade student at the Kibera School for Girls. She has a passion for poetry, an aptitude for math, and a love of the book Matilda by Roald Dahl. She has lived all her life in Kibera, and though she is only ten years old, she dreams of traveling the world, from New York to Melbourne, before returning to Kenya and becoming a doctor. Though she has been lucky enough to receive a free education, and is celebrated as an exceptionally bright student by her teachers, she also represents the far-too-common case of a girl who must overcome extreme obstacles in order to find a path out of poverty.
Learn more about the organization at shofco.org
Role: Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
Calligraphy: Koji Minami
Color Correction: Ryan Gagnier
Sound Design & Mix: Wesley Slover
Music: Matthew Morgan, Ryan Taubert
You meet a new person who doesn’t know your language. How will you communicate? However, if mental waves between two strangers cross then words itself tend to uplift the curtain of language barriers and speak up from other channels. Rhinos is a beautiful short film based on this theme. Ingrid and Thomas meet just by chance and find it difficult to communicate with each other through the languages they speak, however they end up learning a lot about each other when they discover transmission of those common waves rising equally from both sides.
Rhinos, the 17 minute short film was was directed by Shimmy Marcus has already many recognitions and awards in its folder. Rhinos was the best film at 27th European Short Film Festival Brest. At the Cork Film Festival, it was also announced as the best international short film. It also won the best short audience award at the Green Bay Film Festival and Cine Gael Montreal. At Chicago Irish Film Festival, it received 3rd Best Short Audience Award. At Foyle Film Festival, it bagged 2nd Best Short Film award. It also made into Irish Film & TV Awards Nomination as the best short film.
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Award Winning short film about a German girl and an Irish boy who are thrown together by circumstance. Despite a language barrier they learn more about each other than they thought possible.
Writer/Director – Shimmy Marcus
Cast – Fionn Walton & Aylin Tezel as Thomas & Ingrid
Producers – Shimmy Marcus & Ciara Gillan
Cinematography – Cathal Watters
Editing – Lee Hickey
Art Direction – Padraig O’Neill
Hair & Makeup – Nina Ayoub … makeup artist
Sound re-recording mixer – Mark Henry
Sound Recordist – Sean Plunkett
Focus Puller – Joshua Bourke
Digital Intermediate Colorist – Dave Hughes
Post Production – Windmill Lane
Financed by – Crowdfunding Fundit.ie & The Goethe Institut Irlande
Everybody want wants to be loved, everybody wants to be in love, however some love-stories are touching. This video beautifully presents a powerful story that love can be felt and expressed differently. Love can be powerful when human-touch, emotions, and compassion is involved. This video is winner of Manhattan Short Festival 2013.
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Sometimes you have to listen with your heart… One Saturday night, midway through an impromptu concert, Laura notices a customer she hasn’t seen before with a look of complete disinterest on his face. Laura wouldn’t usually mind, but with this guy, it’s as though she wasn’t even there. Who is he? And why can’t Laura stop looking at him?
Initial release: May 1, 2013
Director: Mark Nunneley
Running time: 9 minutes
Music composed by: Lottie Mullan
Cast: Matt Kyle, Jean Paul Dal Monte, Ian Chaplain, Joseph R. Porter, Harriet Collings, Alim Jayda, Ilinca Rae
Screenplay: Kitty Percy, Mark Nunneley