<h3>Richard Koci Hernandez, Multimedia Journalist</h3> <center></center> Directed by Scott Erickson | USA | 2010 | 50min Richard Koci Hernandez is at the forefront of the next generation of journalism. At 12 years old, Koci began his obsession with photography and his love of visual storytelling with a trip to the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite. <h3>Doyald Young, Logotype Designer</h3> <center></center> Directed by Scott Erickson | USA | 2010 | 47min From humble beginnings in a small Texas town eight decades ago comes legendary typographer, logotype designer, author, and teacher Doyald Young.
Things Do Change Program
<h3>With My Own Two Wheels</h3> <center></center> Directed by Jacob Seigel-Boettner | USA | 2010 | 44min | Subtitled | (Q&A) The bicycle is a simple machine that upon first glance, has few parts to complete the whole. However, what one may do with it is a completely different story. The documentary, WITH MY OWN TWO WHEELS, directed by the Seigel-Boettner brothers Jacob and Isaac, takes us across the globe to five distinct cities in four separate continents. The film follows five people, all who, with the help of the bicycle, make the best of tough situations. Each member has a unique way in which the bicycle has affected their lives, from providing a means of transportation to attend school for the first time, to being the catalyst for a disabled young woman to enter the work force as a bicycle mechanic. Their drive, coupled with the help of global organizations that distribute bicycles to all corners of the world, links together the stories of individuals who have been empowered by the bicycle, and give it the recognition it deserves. FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD NOMINEE <h3>Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean</h3> <center></center> Directed by Curt Fissel | USA / UGANDA | 2010 | 40min | (Q&A) Watch Movie Trailer Living in the wake of collapsed coffee prices and lingering intolerance created by Idi Amin’s regime of terror, a group of Christian, Muslim and Jewish Ugandan coffee farmers challenged economic and historical hurdles by forming “Delicious Peace Coffee Cooperative” in 2004. The co-op had twin goals: economic development and the building of peaceful interrelationships. Partnering the next year with a Fair Trade U.S. distributor, the farmers’ standards of living are improving, harmony is flourishing, and their messages of peace and fair wages are spreading to their neighbors as well as to their coffee customers in the United States. DELICIOUS PEACE GROWS IN A UGANDAN COFFEE BEAN is a 40-minute documentary narrated by actor Ed O’Neill that tells the farmers’ uplifting and inspiring story. Director/cinematographer/editor Curt Fissel has received Emmy nominations, a CINE Golden Eagle Award, and many journalism awards over his 30-year career.
Recalling Stories Program
<h3>The Labyrinth</h3> <center></center> Directed by Jason A. Schmidt | USA | 2010 | 38min | (Q&A) Watch Movie Trailer THE LABYRINTH combines the testimony of an Auschwitz survivor with his artwork and his memories. Marian Kolodziej, a Polish Catholic, was on one of the first transports to enter Auschwitz and was given number 432. He survived five years but did not speak about his experience for 50 years—until he suffered a serious stroke. He began his rehabilitation by making pen and ink drawings depicting his horrific experience. Marian’s drawings and art installations, which he called The Labyrinth, fill the large basement of a church near Auschwitz. Through the blending of his testimony and graphic drawings, this documentary explores the memories and nightmares that were buried for years. Why would a confrontation with death trigger the need to record his long-suppressed memories? Why in this graphic, metaphorical way? Through his powerful artwork and compelling first person account, this film demonstrates one man’s resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. - Adapted from imdb.com <h3>Ingelore</h3> <center></center> Directed by Frank Stiefel | USA | 2009 | 40min | (Q&A) Clocking in at just 26 minutes, Frank Steifel manages to fully invoke the pain, humiliation, and in the end, courage, that his mother, Ingelore Herz Honigstein felt during and after the Nazi occupation. With the narration of the film’s namesake cast as a backdrop against the action, INGELORE takes the viewer down a troubling road that has become all too familiar regarding Holocaust survivors. Ms. Honigstein is not a typical survivor, however, as she was born deaf. An extreme disappointment to her parents, she was sent away to various boarding schools, finally finding a home at a school for the deaf. With the ascension of the Third Reich, she was forced out of school and into a struggle for survival in the concentration camps. Ingelore manages to tell her story with an uncanny degree of sincerity, withholding very little of the remarkable life she has led.