Lisa Roberts Gillan
August 12, 2010 by Post Team
Lisa Roberts Gillan, The films were presented as part of the actual monthly documentary film club, together with original purchases and 2.0 LIFE sons of perdition. The club documentary highlight these films and the previously announced Family Affair, which focuses on documentary films to promote the new creative voices to bring their stories to a mainstream television audience in the NMP.
“All these documentaries mainly explore human interaction, relationships and emotions,” said Lisa Erspamer, executive creative director in chief, the NMP. “We are excited to provide viewers with new perspectives and new ways of looking at the key issues that shape and affect their lives.”
Presented and produced by Red Films Julia Roberts’ Om, SPECIAL MOMS explores the power of mothers, with courage, brilliant and breathtaking women who share a powerful connection: the love they have for their children along with a fierce desire to protect future of all children. These women are living proof that the strength of a mother can not fight the armies, the smartest politicians, demand that companies change their priorities and work to preserve the ecological balance of the world. A mother can change the course of history. The film is produced by Creative Visions Productions and Red Om Films, with executive producers Kathy Eldon, Lisa Gillan and producer Philip Rose and Jacoba Atlas and Kyra Thompson.
Narrated and executive produced by Oscar ® winner Forest Whitaker, ONE LAST SHOT takes viewers inside the maximum security prison in Angola, Louisiana, where the average sentence is over 90 years. The prisoners within its walls are the worst of the worst – rapists, kidnappers and murderers. With long prison sentences, 85 percent never return to live in the outside world. Instead, they will grow old and die in Angola. ONE LAST SHOT documents a hospice program where hardened criminals extraordinary care for their fellow prisoners dying. In this way, they embark on a journey that can end in personal rehabilitation. “One last photo shows the humanity that exists within each and every one of us,” said Whitaker. “In the Angola prison hospice, we find the inmates who choose to have a chance at redemption, which reminds us of the connection between each and every human being.” Volunteers are trained, pushed and tested. Some do, but to succeed and discover some of that human touch can touch the soul. “I thought maybe if I helped someone else,” one inmate said, “that help to alleviate some of the blame.” This film is produced by Lightworks Pictures in association with KPI. The executive producers are Nick Stuart and Molly Fowler. The film is produced and directed by Lisa R. Cohen.
Goldie Hawn executive produces, hosts and narrates looking for happiness, a documentary that examines the age-old quest has led to the civilization and technological progress: the pursuit of happiness. The secret to a truly happy life is a mystery, elusive, and statistics show that as society progresses, people are becoming less and less happy. This film shines a light into the revolutionary field of positive psychology, which shows that we have the power within us to choose happiness. “My curiosity on the subject of happiness and optimism began in adolescence when the primary goal in my life was going to be and be happy,” says Hawn, actress Academy Award ®-winning songwriter and producer. “After many years of exploring positive psychology, neuroscience and human behavior, I am happy to share valuable information made by experts from around the world and my own personal experiences, tools to give our viewers to live a happier life. ” Ms. Hawn will executive produce along with Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez Film Creature.
Executive Producer Gabriel Byrne and Leora Rosenberg, producer and director Steven Cantor and Stick Productions present figure “Tent City”, a documentary that explores homelessness in Nashville, Tenn. With the economic downturn, a growing number of people are in a position they never imagined, homeless. Tent City “explores a community of nearly 100 homeless people living under a bridge downtown. The group is self-sustaining and self-regulated. They work to be together after a devastating flood destroyed their land and forced them to leave place. As a result of the disaster, for the first time in the history of Nashville, the town runs homeless Commission has opened a seat on its board to a resident of Tent City. This opportunity will allow the winner Tent City individual the opportunity to lead the search for a new location. Tent City will continue the four candidates competing for election and the process of moving the field and keep the community together. “Housing and home are the most basic human rights and fundamental, but increasingly in one of the richest societies in the world, more and more of us are losing our homes. How to deal with this social epidemic may well determine our future. T This is not an abstract concept but a reality for millions of Americans face every day. Our children, our daughters, our fathers and mothers are the homeless, “says executive producer Gabriel Byrne.
SEVEN SUICIDES is an original document after Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, while exploring the legacy of suicide and depression in a major U.S. literary families. She reflects on her family history and the way he has built to prevent depression same problem suffered by so many of their relatives. Mariel Margaux lost her sister to suicide, and her other sister, Muffet, has moved in and out of mental institutions since the age of 16 years. Mariel revisits painful moments of his past, and has a difficult path to reconnect with her surviving sister, Muffet.
In addition, three films VIDA 2.0, sons of perdition, and Family Affairs have been acquired through association with co ro * OWN international films, a leader in national and international world of documentary distribution.
Every day more than half a million users connect to Second Life, an online virtual world not entirely unlike our own. Enter a new reality populated by avatars, which abound in escapism, relationships are formed and developed a real-world economy. 2.0 LIFE explores the lives of several residents of Second Life, whose real life has been dramatically transformed by the new life they lead in cyberspace. A mixture of drama and humor, only 2.0 LIFE explores the promise, dangers and consequences of virtual worlds for society in general. An Andrew Lauren Productions and Entertainment PalmStar presentation, VIDA 2.0 is produced, directed and edited by Jason Spingarn-Koff, produced by Andrew Lauren and Stephan Paternot, co-produced by Jonathan Shukat, with Dan Krauss as director of photography, the music of Justin Mellander edition, and additional Shannon Kennedy.
Sons of perdition takes viewers inside the lives of three teenagers after escaping the complex Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints in the Utah / Arizona border, the oldest community in the U.S. polygamist. Here men have several wives, donating their property to the church and swear obedience to their prophet. In 2003, a new leader came to power: Warren Jeffs, the son of the prophet spurned earlier. A student of Hitler, Jeffs tried to clean his flock by the ban on public education, “gentle” books and leisure sports, cinema and television. The elders excommunicated hundreds of prominent, giving their wives and children to other men. Hundreds of teenagers were banished to the streets of the surrounding communities. Many more fled, abandoning their families and salvation by hope of freedom. Like many of the boys, the film three young exiles suddenly find themselves penniless and adrift, and the search for meaning in a strange new world, the American reality. Partners BBC Storyville impact and present A left turn Lema Films in association with Cactus Pictures and Three. The film is directed by Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten and produced by Julie Goldman, Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten.
The previously announced Family Affair, an independent feature documentary film written and produced by David Colvard Chico, is a very personal documentary examining the history of the family of Colvard convincing. At age 10, Chico Colvard shot his sister in the leg. This seemingly random act touched off a chain reaction that exposes the ineffable reality and shattered his family. Thirty years later, Colvard breaks veils of secrecy and silence again. Dan Cogan and Abigail Disney as executive producers, Rachel J. Clark as editor, Academy Award ® nominee Liz Garbus as a producer and composer Miriam Cutler.
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