Friday, October 16 @ 4:00 PM (97 min + filmmaker Q&A)
Ridgefield Theater Barn
37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield
USA - Documentary Short (37:00)
Director - James Taing, Virginia Lynch Dean
Ghost Mountain is the story of Bunseng Taing, a Cambodian refugee who made his way to Connecticut in 1980 after surviving both the Killing Fields and a second horror never before documented. He was among 45,000 refugees who managed to escape to what they believed was safety in Thailand, only to be forced back over the Cambodian border in an area heavily infested with landmines.
Canada - Documentary Short (15:00)
Director - Chris Dainty
Based on the art of Shannon Jamieson, Shannon Amen unearths the frantic, passionate, and pained experience of a young woman overwhelmed by guilt and anxiety as she struggles to reconcile her sexual identity with her religious faith.
THE PHYSICS OF SORROW
Canada - Documentary Short (27:00)
Director - Theodore Ushev
Inspired by the novel by Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov, The Physics of Sorrow tracks the outlines of an unknown man’s life as he sifts through memories of his youth in communist Bulgaria and an increasingly rootless adulthood in Canada - all while struggling to find home, family and self.
WATCHING THE EARTH MELT AWAY
USA - Documentary Short (14:39)
Director - Joe McNally
George Divoky has spent 45 years living on a forbidding stretch of ice north of Alaska, studying arctic birds. Inadvertently he also amassed one of the world’s largest experiential accounts of global warming.