Dieter Primig / EcoCinema, Cinema of Conscience, Independent / World Cinema features / Namibia / 2017 / Documentary, Female, Human Rights, Youth / 25 minsThis documentary explores the current situation of the San people, also known as the “bushmen,” in the south African nation of Namibia. The film poses the question “Adapt or die?” Are the San, largely forced onto conservancies and accustomed to a hunting-gathering lifestyle, willing to abandon aspects of their heritage in order to mesh with the more modern demands of the state? A young San woman provides her insights on the fate of her people and the role of education in protecting their future. Rule of Nature depicts the world of a people in tune with nature, but whose nature is being put to the test.
Precedes: Left on Pearl
Julia Butler, Daniel Mentz / Arts In Film, Independent / World Cinema features / United States / 2016 / Drama, Senior/Aging, Youth / 88 minsNeglected by her family, Fall, an eclectic elder with good intentions but extreme measures, finds little companionship in our hyper-busy world. When she comes across Adam, a young street musician selling his keyboard, she buys it on a whim under the pretense of wanting to learn piano. Suspicious and wary, Adam agrees to teach her and quickly finds himself captured in an unsteady home with one feisty yet compassionate lady. Loaded with heart and grace, Slipaway features fine performances by Elaine Partnow and Jesse Pepe.
Preceded by: Mrs Drake