2013 Online New England Film Festival
This film save lives. The Story of Cholera is an engaging, educational animation in which a young boy helps a health worker save his father and then guides his village in preventing cholera from spreading. By making the invisible cholera germs visible, this simple animated narrative brings to life the teaching points of cholera prevention.
The Story of Cholera has been used extensively to educate populations in cholera epidemics in both Haiti and West Africa. The film “went viral” among aid agencies in West Africa, experiencing one of the worst cholera epidemics in recent times in summer of 2012. Aid workers said in 4½ minutes the animation brought more understanding and empowerment to local villagers than hours in community meetings. The film has been seen in more than 190 countries and is now narrated in 23 languages with more in the pipeline.
This is a short fictional narrative about a young girl who struggles to speak. As a selectively mute child, Sydney retreats to her vivid imagination during class and other situations where she may be expected to verbally communicate, as a way to escape her anxiety. Sydney begins to see a Speech Therapist, who decides to take an empathetic approach in therapy. As therapy progresses, Sydney discovers her love for ballet, and uses that as an outlet for communication.
Mongolia is at the cusp of incredible growth, as its enormous mineral wealth is suddenly discovered and exploited by the western world. It has been called the Kuwait of East Asia. Billions of dollars are pouring into this land of less than three million people, whose population until recently was largely nomad. Can this traditional rural civilization, with a love for the land, withstand the muscle of the mining industry, as it tears up the countryside in a helter-skelter effort to maximize its sales, largely to China? Is Mongolia selling its birthright and future to the Chinese market? Greed, graft and corruption are lurking dangers — and yet, no one can deny that, if properly managed, Mongolia’s future has much to gain.
The Crotched Mountain network of over four miles of gently sloping, fully accessible trails allows anyone to experience the natural world, enjoy the companionship of friends, or seek solitude in a place of extraordinary beauty. From a summit trail with views over three states, to a wetland bog, the Crotched Mountain trails beckon hikers of all abilities.
Raising Emma examines the life of Emma, an adopted Asian American college student. Her story leads us from her experiences in an orphanage in China to growing up with her American family in Chicago.
Chuck is a young man with a delicate condition that requires a structured and reclusive lifestyle. Unfortunately he’s also just fallen in love with an impulsive, foul-mouthed thespian named Marla.
Artist Selina Trieff haltingly makes her way to her easel and gets ready to paint. And insists she will keep painting and drawing until her brush or pen drops from her hand.
Selina Trieff Will Not Stop is a humorous and touching portrait of a fearless American artist. Trieff has been called an American original by New York Times art critic John Russell.
This PSA (public service announcement) film was made as a school project to address how objection of the female figure leads women into plastic surgery. In this film, a little kitten girl receives a barbie doll that she admires and wants to look like her, so she childishly tapes herself up to look like her doll.