Close-Up Views of Distant Lands
Ross Kauffman – Director of Born Into Brothels (India)
Jane Gillooly – Director of Today The Hawk Takes One Chick (Swaziland)
Lauren Shaw – Director of AngkorÕs Children (Cambodia)
Beth Murphy – Director of The List (Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Egypt)
For one atlas-spanning evening, The Docyard and Redstar Union team up to present an evening of stories, film clips and discussion with four incredible documentary filmmakers whose films spotlight stories in India, Afghanistan and other exotic locations. Erin Trahan, the Editor of The Independent, will host a panel that includes the Academy Award-winning director of Born Into Brothels, Ross Kauffman. Joining Kauffman are fellow directors Jane Gillooly (Today The Hawk Takes One Chick), Lauren Shaw (AngkorÕs Children), and Beth Murphy (The List). This wonderfully diverse panel will offer unique, in-depth perspectives on what it takes to overcome the obstacles of creating a film in a foreign culture on the other side of the globe.