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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

Cinema of Conscience


  1. Don’t Shout Too Loud

    Courtney Campbell / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International / USA / 2013 / Healing/Health, Politics, Social Issues / 40 mins
    Set against the backdrop of the world's most viewed sporting event, Don't Shout Too Loud explores the anticipated increase in human trafficking in South Africa leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The film poses difficult and rarely asked questions about the human trafficking issue as seen through the efforts of public officials and activists as they race to ready themselves and the citizens of South Africa before the first match.

    Director Courtney Campbell and Dr. Jonathan Fung, director of “Hark” will take part in a Panel discussion on Human Trafficking following the films along with Professor Felicity Schaeffer-Grabriel of UC Santa Cruz and Professor Julietta Hua of San Francisco State University.

    Preceded by: Hark

    Precedes: Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking

    Don’t Shout Too Loud preceded by Hark and followed by Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 4:00 pm


  2. Flying Paper

    Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International / Palestine, USA / 2013 / Art, Children, MIddle East, Poetry, Politics, Terroir of Cinema, Youth / 71 mins
    Flying Paper is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. It showcases the creative resilience of these children making and flying kites despite the difficult realities they face in their daily lives. The film has been co-produced with young Palestinians in Gaza trained by the filmmakers through a youth media program called Voices Beyond Walls. Through the perspective of children and young people comes a story of determination and artistic expression as the youth in the film work together to achieve a shared goal.

    In Person: Co-Director Roger Hill to attend.

    Preceded by: Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution, Refuge

    Flying Paper preceded by Refuge and Not Anymore

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 12:00 pm


  3. Grandmothers

    Afarin Eghbal / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / United Kingdom / 2011 / History, Latino, Social Issues, Women / 10 mins
    Grandmothers explores the traumatic ramifications of General Videla's military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976-83. During this time, an estimated 30,000 men, women and children, 'disappeared'. Using real-life testimonials from members of the 'Grandmothers of May Square', this animated-documentary raises issues of memory, repression and loss.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program 1

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 26, 2013 5:30 pm


  4. Hark

    Jonathan Fung / Cinema of Conscience, Narrative, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Asian, Children, Human RIghts, Social Issues / 15 mins
    Hark is about a man who is confronted with a moral dilemma to save his own life or risk the life of another. The characters in Hark are ordinary people making choices to survive. The story draws attention to the harsh reality of human trafficking and shines light where there is darkness.

    Hark plays with Don't Shout Too Loud by Courtney Campbell. They will join Professor Felicity Schaeffer-Grabriel of UC Santa Cruz and Professor Julietta Hua of San Francisco State University for a Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking.

    Precedes: Don’t Shout Too Loud, Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking

    Precedes:
    Don’t Shout Too Loud preceded by Hark and followed by Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 4:00 pm


  5. The Interlude

    Bolaji Tijani-Qudus / Cinema of Conscience, Narrative, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Social Issues / 11 mins
    Kenny Anderson is having a good time at the bar with his buddy. He receives a disturbing call from his son. Kenny jets to his ex wife's home to confront her new boyfriends. An altercation ensues that leads to an unexpected tragedy.

    In Person: Director Bolaji Tijani Qudus to attend.

    Plays In:
    Short Film Program 1

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 26, 2013 5:30 pm


  6. KickStart Theft

    Frederic Goodich / Cinema of Conscience, Narrative, Shorts / USA / 2012 / African American, Experimental/Abstract, Film Art / 7 mins
    The film tells the story of Victor, a homeless man struggling to provide for his family on the streets of Los Angeles. When he finds a job as a courier, he pawns what little jewelry his wife, Nayeesha has managed to hold onto and then picks up a used motorcycle. The job goes well until the bike is stolen, after which Victor and his son, Kierky must embark on a desperate search for the thief.

    Followed by a Master Class with director and producer Frederic Goodich . (Saturday Only)

    Precedes: Dreamers, Master Class with Director, Producer and Cinematographer Frederic Goodich ASC, Satellite Boy

    Precedes:
    Dreamers preceded by KickStart Theft and followed by a Master Class with Director, Producer and Cinematographer Frederic Goodich ASC

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 10:30 am

    Precedes:
    Satellite Boy preceded by KickStart Theft

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 29, 2013 8:30 pm


  7. Life Changing Moments

    Sherry Thomas / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / Uganda, USA / 2013 / African, Family/Children, Healing/Health, Woman Filmmaker, Women / 18 mins
    Life Changing Moments follows director and surgeon Dr. Sherry Thomas as she travels to Africa to provide free surgery and medical care to dozens of impoverished African women suffering with fistula. This inspiring documentary also contrasts the experience of providing health care in Africa with her medical practice in the USA.

    Precedes: Lucky

    Precedes:
    Lucky preceded by Life Changing Moments

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 27, 2013 1:00 pm


  8. Still Photo from the film Lucky

    Lucky

    Avie Luthra / Cinema of Conscience, International, Narrative / South Africa / 2011 / African, Cultural, Diversity, Education, Family/Children, Healing/Health, History, Vision Quest, Youth / 100 mins
    Over the grave of his dead mother, Lucky makes a promise to make something of himself. Leaving the security of his remote Zulu village for the big city with the hope of going to school, he arrives on the doorstep of an uncle who has no use for him. Lucky then falls in with Padme, an elderly Indian woman with an inherent fear of Africans, who takes him in as she would a stray dog. Together, unable to speak each other's language, they develop an unlikely bond.

    Preceded by: Life Changing Moments

    Lucky preceded by Life Changing Moments

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 27, 2013 1:00 pm


  9. Man Up and Go

    Randy Bacon / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary / USA / 2013 / African, Education, Parenting, Youth / 92 mins
    An unlikely band of American men goes on a road trip, to the depths of Ethiopia and Uganda, to join with African men to help combat the heartbreaking situation of over 7,000,000 orphans suffering in these two countries. Not dismayed by the staggering numbers, the men literally man up and go to improve conditions, provide love and mentorship to orphans and to help provide a positive future for them. In the process the men discover their own lives are most impacted by the experience.
    Man Up and Go

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 27, 2013 11:00 am


  10. Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

    Matthew VanDyke / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Biography, MIddle East, Social Issues, Women / 15 mins
    A short documentary about the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely tells why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war.

    Preceded by: Refuge

    Precedes: Flying Paper

    Precedes:
    Flying Paper preceded by Refuge and Not Anymore

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 12:00 pm


  11. OPENING NIGHT in the Cave

    Arts In Film, Cinema of Conscience, Food On Film, International
    Join us for the Opening Night Festivities in the Grand Room of Deerfield Ranch Wineries Cave Theatre. The night is dedicated to THE ARTS IN FILM, a major focus of the Festival this year, with a touch of ECO CINEMA. We will see A Portrait of Artist Adam Shaw by John Knoop, In Person with Adam Shaw; The Enduring Passion for Ink by Britta Erickson, In Person with Zheng Chongbin, an abstract painter featured in her film; and Bittersweet, by Peter Bicknell & Andrew Kappel , about the Fair Trade cocoa growers of Ghana, with a Tasty treat by DRW Winemaker and Chef Robert Rex who will serve his famous Chocolate Truffles paired with succulent Syrah. Then, move outdoors to the ‘Al Fresco Cinema™’ to see the feature presentation THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL by Oscar winner Fernando Trueba.

    Precedes: The Artist and The Model

    In This Program: Bittersweet, The Enduring Passion for Ink, A Portrait Of Artist Adam Shaw

    OPENING NIGHT

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 25, 2013 6:15 pm

    Precedes:
    The Artist and The Model

    Deerfield Ranch Winery "Al Fresco™' Outdoor
    September 25, 2013 8:15 pm


  12. Posey

    Billy DaMota / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Human Relationships, Seniors, Women / 22 mins
    Posey is the story of Linda Flemming who makes the heartbreaking decision to take her grandmother, Posey, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease to a retirement home. In a desperate move to avoid the inevitable, Posey escapes, and while her loved ones desperately search for her, Posey finds herself the star of a Bollywood movie.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program 1

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 26, 2013 5:30 pm


  13. Refuge

    Michelle Steffes / Cinema of Conscience, International, Shorts / USA / 2012 / History, MIddle East, Social Issues, Woman Filmmaker / 14 mins
    Set in present-day Iraq, Refuge tells the story of Nabil, who moves to Baghdad with his two young sons after the kidnapping and murder of his wife Mariam. When Nabil sees a new arrival in the neighborhood he thinks he recognizes the stranger as the man who killed his wife. If he is correct, and the man is in fact the killer, Nabil must decide whether to honor his wife by avenging her death or by remembering the heart of her beliefs which would allow for redemption.

    Precedes: Flying Paper, Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

    Precedes:
    Flying Paper preceded by Refuge and Not Anymore

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 12:00 pm


  14. Walk On

    Mark Bashian / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary / USA / 2013 / Comedy, Disabilities, Road Movie, Sports / 82 mins
    Walk On documents the inspirational journey of Joseph Kibler, a physically disabled 21 year old who was born HIV Positive.  Despite medical forecasts, Joseph has gone from wheelchair to walker, walker to crutches, and at the age of 18 he took his first steps with a cane. With the help of a Quadriplegic Stand-up Comedian (Jay Cramer), an Amputee Paralympic Sprinter (Katy Sullivan), and a disabled Purple Heart Veteran, Joseph trains for a lifelong goal of walking in a 6.2 mile AIDS walk while educating others about HIV and disabilities.

    In Person: Joe Kibler, Katy Sullivan, Jay Cramer and Director Mark Bashian To Attend.

    Walk On

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 28, 2013 2:45 pm


  15. Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

    Lydia B. Smith / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary / Spain, USA / 2013 / Adventure, Cultural, Road Movie, Terroir of Cinema, Vision Quest, Woman Filmmaker, Women / 84 mins
    Walking the Camino embarks on a journey with six strangers from around the world as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot - with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart-and-soul into their physical trek to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.

    Includes a Tasting of Galician Wine and a Q&A with Producer and 2nd Unit Director Theresa Tollini-Coleman.

    Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 27, 2013 7:55 pm