May 18, 2013
Micha X. Peled, Guest Filmmaker with Award-Winning Film Series, May 21st, 22nd & 23rd @ 11am
Free Lecture, May 21st @ 7pm, Library Learning Center
Global Lens continues May 30th @ 7pm, Fort Worden School House
How did he get that stunning footage of sweatshops in China? The Port Townsend Film Institute and The Food Coop welcome Micha X. Peled to the Rose Theatre on May 21st, 22nd and 23rd at 11 am. He is the creator of the three documentaries, Store Wars: When Walmart Comes to Town, China Blue, and Bitter Seeds. Peled will be present at each screening bringing the audience behind the scenes in China, India and right here in the USA. These films highlight the complex fabric of globalization for all nations. Tickets are on sale at the Rose Theatre and the Food Coop, $10 each or $25 for all three.
Peled will also be speaking to media and civics classes at both Port Townsend and Chimacum high schools, thanks to funding from PTFI and The Peter Simpson Memorial Fund. For more information on how YOU can underwrite these vital outreach opportunities HERE.
Thanks to the Port Townsend Public Library for hosting a lecture from our visiting artist. The craft of documentary filmmaking goes far beyond a good cause or political perspective. To quote a recent jury statement about Peled’s work “masterfully weaves a rich tapestry of compelling human stories and subplots, that allows you to enter a world that is both personal and profound.” Peled was honored recently with the Green Award at the Berlin Film Festival.
Join award winning documentary filmmaker Micha X. Peled, Tuesday, May 21st @7pm for a free conversation on the craft of documentary filmmaking. Lecture will be held at the PT Library Learning Center, next door to the Carnegie Library, 1256 Lawrence Street.
Port Townsend Film Institute, PT Library and The Port Townsend Food Coop are co-sponsoring this event.
Mani Haghighi stars and directs a cinematic tale about a strange duo making their way in an SUV through a mountainous area of Iran. Their trunk is filled with plastic bags stuffed with money, which they offer to the poor people they encounter. However, they're not good Samaritans, but Satanic tempters. Before giving t he money, the couple puts their would-be beneficiaries through odd tests or require them to perform a degrading or immoral act. As they continue on their route, their demands get progressively more outrageous and dark. Conversation following.
June 13th, Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights (India) For more on these titles, visit GFI HERE.
We have exciting developments here at PTFI, so stay tuned to our next newsletter!
See you at the movies,
Janette Force, Executive Director for PTFI