Zeega is a new platform for documentary storytelling that was selected as a 2011 Knight News Challenge winner. It’s being developed right here in Cambridge and I talked to Zeega co-founder and media artist Jesse Shapins about what Zeega is and what it hopes to do.
Producer and LEF Grantee Yu Ying Chou (also known as Sally Wu) is working with director Marlo Poras on the epic tale THE MOSUO SISTERS, about two spirited daughters of China’s last matriarchal society and their challenges as they balance their responsibilities to their family, their culture, and themselves. Sally and Marlo were selected to participate in the 2011 Sundance Creative Producing Summit, held recently in Utah. Here are some of Sally’s thoughts about the experience….
There’s always something great going on at the Maine Media Workshops, a fantastic educational center to hone your craft in filmmaking, photography, multi-media and design located in lovely Rockport, Maine.
Hats off to Channel 4 BRITDOC for taking on the huge challenge of tracking what kind of difference a documentary can make!
When I was at film school, they called it killing your children (gruesome!).
From July 28 through July 30, Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport, Maine is hosting its 12th Annual Summer Symposium: “Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities.”
Most people have a summer reading list. I have a summer screening list. Which, thanks to Mike Stoltz, has just gotten longer. LEF Flaherty Fellow Mike Stoltz gives us his "must see" list from the seminar.
Please share in the Flaherty glow. Jesse Epstein shines it brightly!
It’s our first big chunk of downtime at the Flaherty Seminar. We’ve seen some great work so far and started some interesting discussions.
I’ve arrived at the 57th annual Flaherty Seminar and just finished our first round of orientations for Fellows – about 28 interesting people coming from all over the U.S. (though Brooklyn is a little over-represented!) and Latin America. As I write, the other 100+ filmmakers, critics, and programmers are arriving – and our first happy hour begins soon. I’m looking forward to watching dozens of documentary films this week… and to the legendary discussions to follow.
I had the privilege of attending a tribute to Ricky Leacock over the
weekend at MIT’s Media Lab. The program was filled with honest, funny,
and moving stories from those who knew him best – his collaborators, his
students, and, of course, his beloved family.
Last weekend I headed out to the Chicago Underground Film Festival, which was was a great experience.