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Saturday, August 30 • 11:00am - 12:45pm
Shorts Block 15: Doc Showcase Volume II

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SHORTS BLOCK 15: Doc Showcase, Volume II

17 min -- “The Game Changer” by Indrani Kopal: Every Sunday afternoon for the last seven years, Susan Slotnick has driven an hour up the mountains to the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, a medium security prison for men, to teach modern dance. The lives of men whom she touched have never been the same since. This is her story.

05 min -- “Modify to Fit” by Patrick Murphy: Kendra Bailey, a below the elbow amputee athlete, describes the modifications she has had to make in order to successfully perform a squat clean lift. Kendra relays stories from her everyday life as an amputee that motivate and define her.

15 min – “Final Flight” by David Jorgensen: After 65 years on the ground, a WWII pilot returns to the sky. Gene Fowler is a 91 year old WWII pilot who started flying when he was 15.  It was his passion. But after the trauma of flying 33 missions in the war, he never flew again. Until now. Fly with Gene as he takes a small plane up for one last flight, despite the danger he faces because of his advanced age.

10 min -- “FLEDGED” by Megan-Paige Hausner: The film documents five Pacific Northwest falconers with their birds through their daily life and activities. The falconers range from someone that does falconry as a hobby, to a falcon breeder, and to a bird abatement team.

13 min -- “Paper Wrap Fire” by Raymond Yeung: A Chinese teenager is left alone in a Community Center where he encounters a handsome man which leads to a discovery that shatters his innocence.

31 min -- “Some Na Ceremonies” by Tami Blumenfield: Representations of Na people (aka Moso) usually center on their matrilineal kinship system, overlooking religion, a central aspect of their lives. The film directors captured important ceremonies ranging from a film festival, to a pig-sacrifice, to a three-day funerary ceremony.  The events are rivetingly elaborate and spiritually meaningful. By avoiding interpretation or voice-over narration, the film emphasizes the partiality of any representational attempt.

 



Directors
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David Jorgensen

David Jorgensen is an award winning filmmaker and software developer based in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his B.A. in Film Production and Theory and has been making independent art films, music videos, and short narratives while developing his career in software development. "Final Flight" is David's first documentary. In the context of the film world, David has not only focused on producing, directing, cinematography, and editing, but... Read More →
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Indrani Kopal

Director, “The Game Changer”
I’m a Malaysian-Indian filmmaker from Kuala Lumpur. I’m former video journalist, and completed my Bachelor in Multimedia Communication. Three month after joining Malaysiakini, an online news portal in Malaysia as a video journalist in December 2006, I produced a video on temple demolition. In Jan 2007, I produced a documentary on a modern day slavery about a family who escaped after being bonded labourers for three generations. My... Read More →
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Megan-Paige Hausner

Director/Producer, “FLEDGED”
Megan-Paige Hausner was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon. MP has directed several short documentaries with subjects varying from musicians, artists, impersonators, puppeteers, and most recently falconers. Megan-Paige graduated from the Art Institute of Portland with a BFA in digital film and video. She has a passion for traveling, engaging with people and story telling. So documentary film making is... Read More →
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Patrick Murphy

Director, “Modify to Fit”
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Tami Blumenfield

Tami Blumenfield is an anthropologist of China and documentary film producer who earned her doctorate at the University of Washington in 2010. While a college sophomore studying Chinese at Yunnan University, she took a short-term leave of absence to act in a Yunnan Minority Film Studios feature film, Garden of Happiness. Later she was recruited to help National Geographic Television film an episode of Taboo II: Blood Bonds in Yongning... Read More →



Saturday August 30, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Laurelhurst 2735 East Burnside Street Portland, Oregon
  • Length 91 min

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