Vermont International Film Festival
In this short documentary, a Vermont fiber and dance artist demonstrates how self-expression and personal adversities are inextricably bound. What do her two forms have in common? Her self-described “New England work ethic” has something to do with it.
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.
A private eye is hired to investigate a cheating husband, and nearly becomes ensnared in a trap. This film was made as part of the Cohase Chamber of Commerce 48 Hour Film Slam, and it was conceived, shot, and finished in 48 hours.
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.