Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Docs en Mass...achusetts

I am over-whelmed at the number of invitations to screen that 'A2-B-C' (WEBSITE) has received from so many international film festivals.  It is such an honour and privilege to be able to share this story with people from all over the world, and I am grateful to all of the festivals (HERE) who have given us this amazing opportunity.

There are many different kinds of film festivals, big and small, and they each have their own unique style and charm.  The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival (WEBSITE) is a small festival with a huge heart that this year brought 23 international films to the historic city of Newburyport, Massachusetts.  Newburyport, with its thriving downtown lined with galleries, pubs and craft shops, offers a picturesque back-drop in which to hold this beautifully-curated selection of documentary films.
downtown Newburyport
Screenings take place in the Firehouse Centre for the Arts
After the screening of 'A2-B-C', audience members shared messages of support to the people of Fukushima, and I was honoured to film them.  A group of Japanese people who are living in Boston came to the screening and shared about the support activities they are taking part in from abroad.

I was only able to attend the last day of the festival, but it was a full day: after the screening of 'A2-B-C', I took part in a panel discussion with the eight other attending directors and then saw two films.

This wonderful experince of being on the film festival circuit continues, and I am now on my way to Guam where 'A2-B-C' will be screening in the Guam International Film Festival (WEBSITE).

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