Directors: Ivaylo Getov, Jeremy Ungar (Cuba, 17m)This short documentary follows a unique and until now little known Cuban a cappella quartet, the Vocal Vidas. Their infectious spirit, precise vocal harmonies, and melting pot of references embody the sounds of Santiago de Cuba - the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. Starring: The Vocal Vidas: Koset Muñoa Columbíe; Ana Hernández Rosillo; Maryoris Mena Faez; Annia Del Toro Leyva
Open Your Eyes
Living for decades under the Himalayan sun, their eyes have slowly gone milky white. Their cataracts belie the blindness, the utter darkness, that has come to define the lives of Manisara and Durga, a married couple living in the mountains of Nepal. The fairytale forest they raised their children in is now an arresting warren of trails they cannot walk, nor see. Open Your Eyes follows their extraordinary three-day journey down the mountain for a chance to see again.
Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky
Producer(s): Irene Taylor Brodsky, Larry Brilliant, Sophie Harris
Out of the AshesFrom the war torn streets of eastern DR Congo two boys with a passion for education find their way to schooling and MLK inspiration. Armed with a powerful dream, their community acquires scholarships for the boys to attend their Senior year of High School in Orange County, California. OUT OF THE ASHES follows Prince and Grace from life in DR Congo through their first eye opening year in the USA.