PBIFF, Sun April 6, 12:00pm Shorts Block 8
2014 Palm Beach International Film Festival
at the Lake Worth Playhouse's Stonzek Theatre
Sun April 6, 12:00pm
Shorts Block 8, 98 min
LIFE UNDER THE BRIDGE, Director: Andrew M. McGivern
LIFE UNDER THE BRIDGE is a documentary about Ron "Pepper" Brown, a charismatic homeless artist living with HIV under the famous 6th Street Bridge in Los Angeles. While Pepper is aware of the camera and often focuses his words directly at the intended audience, he himself moves where he likes and the documentary is intended to be a blend of both direct cinema and cinema verite techniques, with no questions posed or narration of any kind.
ON WINGS OF HOPE, Director: Pascal Depuhl
A young boy is injured, when a motorcycle hits him, cracking open his head. Cut off from all help, by snowed-in mountain passes, the crew of Pactec, the only humanitarian flight service in Afghanistan, prepares a plane that can land on the snowy airstrip to medevac the boy. Pascal Depuhl's documentary follows the pilots and support staff, as they serve the people of Afghanistan by providing air support for over 200 NGO's.
BA NE JEK MAL, Director: Sean Fahey
James finds a book with blank pages and decides he wants fill the pages, but first he needs to learn how to read and write, and along the way he learns the value of friendship.
RAQUEL: A MARKED WOMAN, Director: Gabriela Böhm
Raquel's story is from another time, but resonates today. A mother, she was torn from her children and tricked into prostitution. In the early 20th century thousands of Eastern European Jewish women were lured to Argentina and forced into prostitution. Others gave up, but not Raquel. Bravely, she exposed her oppressors.
A TEEN'S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND COMMUNICATING WITH PEOPLE WITH AUTISM, Director: Alexandra Jackman
Autism effects 1 in every 88 people and the numbers are increasing. Many people with autism are treated unfairly and misunderstood because of society's lack of knowledge on this topic. Easy to understand, engaging and relatable, this short film helps answer the question "What is Autism?" Although the documentary is targeted towards teens, it is relevant to all individuals, helping them to see through the eyes of someone with autism.
I LIVE HERE, Director: Scott Masterson
During the 2012-2013 school year at Salem High School in Salem, Massachusetts, teacher Kim Masterson assigned a simple project to her Senior English classes: Find a physical artifact from your life, reflect on that artifact, and represent your reflection in an artistic and meaningful way. The project was called I LIVE HERE. Student by student, the projects started to paint a powerful picture of a community, of growing up, and of the human experience.
Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre (View)
709 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460
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