Yokosuka1953 – dir. Tsuyoshi Kigawa

Original Film Title: Yokosuka1953

Director’s Name: Tsuyoshi Kigawa

Writer’s Name: Tsuyoshi Kigawa

Producer’s Name: Tsuyoshi Kigawa, Miyuki Uehara

Country of Origin: Japan

Country of Filming: Japan

Language: Japanese

Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes 51 seconds

Film Description:

The name of the director of this documentary is Kigawa Tsuyoshi. Just through having the same family name as Kigawa, he met YOKO. She was born in Yokosuka during the turmoil of post-war Japan and was adopted to the U.S. YOKO know how deep her mother’s love for her; however, she had to be adopted and moved to the United States. She hadn’t heard from her mother nor meet her more than 66 years. The director searched for her mother’s whereabouts and invited YOKO to Japan. The journey to find her mother begins.

It Gets In Your Blood – dir. Ed Hartman

Original Film Title: It Gets In Your Blood

Director’s Name: Ed Hartman

Writer’s Name: Ed Hartman

Producer’s Name: Ed Hartman

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Runtime: 14 minutes 16 seconds

Film Description:

“It Gets in Your Blood” is a short documentary by Ed Hartman. The film is about Richard Lyford, a filmmaker who made 9 films before he was 20-years-old, worked for Disney on Fantasia, Dumbo, and Pinocchio, and went on to direct an Academy Award-winning documentary. In spite of all of this, very few know who he is, or why he is important to filmmaking, today.

Postcard – dir. Asmae ELMOUDIR

Original Film Title: Postcard

Director’s Name: Asmae ELMOUDIR

Writer’s Name: Asmae ELMOUDIR

Producer’s Name: Aljazeera Documentary

Country of Origin: Morocco

Country of Filming: Morocco, Qatar

Language: Arabic

Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes 42 seconds

Film Description:

Finding an old picture postcard of a mountain village marks the start of an existential journey for director Asmae El Moudir. She explores life in Zawia, Morocco, where her mother was born.

Talk with Us – dir. Fabio Costa Prado

Original Film Title: Talk with Us

Director’s Name: Fabio Costa Prado

Writer’s Name: Diego Kelman Ajuz, Fabio Costa Prado

Producer’s Name: Simone Caetano

Country of Origin: Brazil

Country of Filming: Brazil

Language: Portuguese

Runtime: 29 minutes 46 seconds

Film Description:

Twelve subjects with different disabilities from all over Brazil talk about Communication and the specific ways through which they connect with the world and with themselves.

Sleeping Warrior – dir. Janet Wells, Mwaura Timothy

Original Film Title: Sleeping Warrior

Director’s Name: Janet Wells, Mwaura Timothy

Producer’s Name: Nina Ruiz, Janet Wells

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: Canada, Kenya

Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes 47 seconds

Film Description:

‘Sleeping Warrior’ is a feature documentary about the first female African Lacrosse team. We follow these young women from their homes in Kenya to the World Championships in Canada and see how an unimaginable opportunity transforms their humble lives. From getting their first passports, to discovering how their friends and families react , we learn how the power of sport changes these young women. There is heartbreak, joy and always strength of spirit.

During the course of filming, one player discovered that her deceased mother might be alive after all, so we follow her dramatic journey to find her real family. The title comes from a mountain the girls train under in Kenya called ‘Sleeping Warrior’ and these young women are so strong, yet have been oppressed their whole lives, they are truly warriors.

Dom Salvador and Abolition – dir. Lilka Hara, Artur Ratton

Original Film Title: Dom Salvador and Abolition

Director’s Name: Lilka Hara, Artur Ratton

Writer’s Name: Lilka Hara, Artur Ratton

Producer’s Name:Lilka Hara, Artur Ratton

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English, Portuguese

Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes

Film Description:

An immersive journey, Dom Salvador and Abolition is the untold story of Dom Salvador, an Afro-Brazilian musician who found a home in New York. Departing at the height of Brazil’s military dictatorship in 73’, Salvador left behind an enormous shadow.