Public Screening Workshop - Special International Edition of Docs in Progress & NomadsLand.com
When: Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 6:30pm EST
Where: Busboys and Poets DC / 2021 14th St. NW / Washington DC 20009
The two winning projects (see below) will be screened in whole. Each rough cut will be discussed and critiqued by a live audience of filmmakers and film aficionados. If the filmmakers cannot make it to Washington DC, they will join in the discussion via Skype.
D: Dean Hamer
Struggling against 5000 years of Confucian tradition and a communist government that views any type of organizing with suspicion, China's gay community is finding a way to fit into the fabric of modern society without hiding who they really are.
D: Luis Alaejos / Raúl Díez Alaejos
In what was once the tallest building in all of South America, 1500 neighbors of all social classes co- exist. This is a portrait of the Palacio Salvo and its occupants: artists of little and great renown, recent arrivals attracted by the building's bohemian atmosphere, those who want to leave, but can't, and those who are the ghosts of a building's faded past.
Excerpts from the winning films and the other finalists available at NomadsLand.
DOCS IN PROGRESS
Docs in Progress was founded in 2004 by Washington-DC area documentary filmmakers Adele Schmidt and Erica Ginsberg. Its mission is to give independent documentary filmmakers the opportunity to get feedback on their works in progress from other filmmakers and those who love documentaries; to enlighten the public on documentary, and to build and support the documentary community in Washington DC. For more information, visit www.docsinprogress.org
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