Wednesday, August 27, 2008

National Geographic National All Roads Film Festival

The National Geographic National All Roads Film Festival is now on.

2008 All Roads Film Festival "Images & Story: A New Generation"
Los Angeles, California: September 25-28
The Egyptian Theater6712 Hollywood Boulevard (at Highland)
Phone: 1 323 466 FILM
Tickets available at

Hat Tip To Krystyn Media Blog To see some of the films they're showing go on over to her site. Here are a few

Saturday, Sept. 27
10:00 p.m.

WEAVING LIFE - Director: Roberto Arévalo
Following in his father's footsteps, Rubiel Velasquez weaves baskets from bejuco, a wood similar to bamboo, which is disappearing from the central Colombian landscape. Colombian-born media educator and documentary filmmaker Roberto Arévalo teaches and produces documentary projects that promote social, cultural, and personal awareness. Colombia | 2007 | 26 minutes | Spanish (English subtitles)

UNDER THE OPEN SKY - Directors: José Luis Matías and Carlos Pérez Rojas
The community of El Carizalillo's battle with Goldcorp Mining is a story of a people that organized, fought, and won. Carlos Pérez Rojas is a video maker who has focused his work on indigenous people, social movements, and human rights.
Mexico | 2007 | 38 minutes | Spanish (English subtitles)

Sunday, September 28
1:30 p.m.
****highly recommended****
AS WE FORGIVE - Director: Laura Waters Hinson
Two women, Rosaria and Chantal, come face-to-face with the men who slaughtered their families during the 1994 Rwandan genocide in this redemptive story. Laura Waters Hinson is a filmmaker and photographer based in the Washington, D.C., area.
Rwanda | 2008 | 53 minutes | English and Kinyarwanda (English subtitles)

Sunday, Sept. 28
4:00 p.m.
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