[Videonews] Awards from the Society for Visual Anthropology

McGinty Dylan (D.McGinty@nfb.ca)
Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:12:22 -0500

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Dear Friends,=20
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The Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association
started yesterday in Washington DC. Three recent NFB releases are
screening at the Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival (which
takes place during the conference), two of which were given Awards of
Commendation. Contact me to receive a special discount on a package of
all three films.
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KILLER'S PARADISE - Winner!
Since 1999 more thousands of women have been murdered in Guatemala, yet
government officials turn a blind eye. When 13-year-old Stephanie Lopez
was found killed all evidence was buried with the body. In the three
months since Jorge Velasquez's daughter was murdered, the case file has
shuffled from desk to desk with no real progress. After five years of
hunting down her sister's killers, Maria Elena Peralta is no closer to
the truth. But there are traces of hope: a grassroots movement is
emerging. Human rights activist Norma Cruz travels across Guatemala to
educate women on their rights and how to protect themselves and others
against violence. Jorge finally obtains DNA testing for two suspects in
his daughter's death. Maria Elena travels to Washington, D.C. to garner
support for her long-standing fight. Victims' friends and family, police
officers and investigators, rapists and gang members - even a serial
killer who still roams freely - offer gripping testimonies to the stark
reality in Guatemala.=20
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FIRST STORIES VOLUME 1 - Winner!
Four Native filmmakers explore the realities of their lives in the 21st
century. With humor and compassion, their films deal with a range of
topics including Native culture/identity, Native traditions, Native art
and street gangs. The release includes four five-minute documentaries:
Patrick Ross, Nganawendaanan Nde'ing (I Keep Them in My Heart), My
Indian Name and Apples & Indians. Also on the DVD are extra features
such as "The Big Picture," a behind-the-scenes look at the NFB's First
Stories program and "Meet the Filmmakers," a deeper look at what
inspired each director, and ideas on how young people can pursue a
career in filmmaking.
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RACE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD - Official Selection
In Race Is a Four-Letter Word, director Sobaz Benjamin highlights the
social contradictions and conflicts around race. Heroically, he exposes
himself, too: a black man who grew up hating himself, trying to bleach
his skin with chemicals, and then struggling to appreciate the meaning
of his culture and heritage as an "Afro-Saxon" Briton, then Grenadian
and now Haligonian-Nova Scotian-Canadian.
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CLICK HERE FOR OUR iSTORE
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Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. Sales Manager
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National Film Board of Canada
1123 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10010
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Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 8502
Mob 347 873 5160
Eml d.mcginty@nfb.ca <mailto:d.mcginty@nfb.ca>=20
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Dear Friends, =
 
The Annual = Conference of=20 the American Anthropological Association started yesterday in Washington = DC.  Three recent NFB releases are screening at the Society for = Visual=20 Anthropology Film Festival (which takes place during the conference), = two of=20 which were given Awards of Commendation.  = Contact me=20 to receive a special discount on a package of all three=20 films.
 
KILLER'S=20 PARADISE - Winner!
Since 1999=20 more thousands of women have been murdered in Guatemala, yet=20 government officials turn a blind eye. When 13-year-old Stephanie Lopez was found = killed all evidence was buried with the = body. In the=20 three months since Jorge Velasquez's daughter was murdered, the case = file has=20 shuffled from desk to desk with no real progress. After five years of = hunting=20 down her sister's killers, Maria Elena Peralta is no closer to the = truth.=20 But = there are=20 traces of hope: a grassroots movement is emerging. Human rights activist Norma = Cruz travels=20 across Guatemala to educate women on their rights and how to protect = themselves=20 and others against violence. Jorge finally obtains DNA testing for two = suspects=20 in his daughter's death. Maria Elena travels to Washington, D.C. to = garner=20 support for her long-standing fight. Victims' friends=20 and family, police officers and investigators, rapists and gang members = - even a=20 serial killer who still roams freely - offer gripping testimonies to the = stark=20 reality in Guatemala.
 
FIRST STORIES VOLUME 1 -=20 Winner!
Four Native=20 filmmakers explore the realities of their lives in the 21st century. = With humor=20 and compassion, their films deal with a range of topics including Native = culture/identity, Native traditions, Native art and street gangs. The = release=20 includes four five-minute documentaries: Patrick = Ross,=20 Nganawendaanan Nde'ing (I Keep Them in My = Heart),=20 My Indian Name and Apples &=20 Indians. Also on the DVD are extra features such as "The = Big=20 Picture," a behind-the-scenes look at the NFB's First Stories program = and "Meet=20 the Filmmakers," a deeper look at what inspired each director, and ideas = on how=20 young people can pursue a career in filmmaking.
 
RACE IS A=20 FOUR LETTER WORD - Official Selection
In = Race Is a=20 Four-Letter Word, director Sobaz Benjamin highlights the = social=20 contradictions and conflicts around race. Heroically, he exposes = himself, too: a=20 black man who grew up hating himself, trying to bleach his skin with = chemicals,=20 and then struggling to appreciate the meaning of his culture and = heritage as an=20 "Afro-Saxon" Briton, then Grenadian and now Haligonian-Nova=20 Scotian-Canadian.
 
 
CLICK HERE FOR OUR=20 iSTORE
 
 
Dylan = Maddox=20 McGinty
U.S. Sales Manager
 
National Film Board of = Canada
1123=20 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10010
 
Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 = 8502
Mob=20 347 873 5160
Eml
d.mcginty@nfb.ca
 
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