Sanctuary evokes a safe haven for abandoned and abused donkeys; animals have the lead roles, humans are only extras. The camera seeks to establish direct contact with the animals in an interplay of trust, curiosity, and vulnerability. Empathy as a prerogative, also for the viewer.
Donkeys actively look back at the filmmaker’s gaze in Choreography, an experiential documentary that inverts a vérité or observational approach by showing everyday moments of how donkeys avoid becoming “caught” and transformed into an “unaware” or “natural” image.
There is mystery to the sound and image. The focus is on an animal, but what animal? The image contains subtle movement. Gates slam as percussion to the quiet nighttime sounds. The delicate movement of the animals fur and flesh is contrasted against its sound, almost musical in pitch and tone.
A woman awakes from a dream and explores life. Her life is embodied in these images and sounds. Sentient 1 is a poem from lost fragments stitched together creating an evocative journey through time. It is also alive a real thing.
I had a dream.
The dream that we were going to be apart.
Waking up, realizing I am being in a different city in distance where you are in.
I can only talk about my old memories to dreams.
Becoming a dream is an approach toward our memories.
Set during an era of U.S. post-industrialization in which numerous factories have been exported, Downeast focuses on Antonio Bussone's efforts to open a processing factory in rural Maine.
Night Labor follows Sherman Frank Merchant, a forty-six year old 6'6" Downeaster during his transition from an independent and rugged clam digger by day to manning a factory at night.
Charles is in love with his invisible girlfriend, Joan of Arc, so he decides to ride his big red bicycle 400 miles from Monroe through rural Louisiana to find her in a New Orleans bar. Along the way, he encounters a farmer, a witch, a tin man, and a man who honors the dead.
Intimidad is an original Mexican love story about family relationships and the meaning of “home.” Cecy and Camilo – ages 21 – recently moved to the border, Reynosa, Mexico, from Santa Maria, Puebla with a dream to save money, buy land, and build a home.
Kamp Katrina, an award winning cinéma vérité documentary, follows a small group of people who have taken refuge in a garden transformed into a tent city by an extraordinary New Orleans couple, Ms. Pearl and her husband, David.
Mardi Gras: Made in China
Winner of twenty-one national and international awards, Mardi Gras: Made in China follows the path of Mardi Gras beads from the streets of New Orleans during Carnival – where revelers party and exchange beads for nudity – to the disciplined factories in Fuzhou, China – where teenage girls