Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Another year of Peace

Exactly one year ago, I had the honour of screening my documentary 'In the Grey Zone' (WEBSITE) in the Global Peace Film Festival, a wonderful experience that I wrote about beginning with this blog (HERE).  This year I am grateful for the opporuntity to be invited back to Global Peace to share 'A2-B-C' (WEBSITE) with the audiences in Orlando, Florida.

This is just the second day of the festival, but it has already been a time that could only describe as "wonderful" in the truest sense of the word: a time full of wonder.

Opening night saw the rain clouds part just in time to host an outdoor screening of the documentary 'Mistaken For Strangers' (WEBSITE), while festival director Nina Streich (pictured below) greeted guests that were coming in from all over the world.

The radio station WKRP, located at the film festival's host and sponsor Rollins College, invited visiting directors onto the air to talk about their films, and I had the honour of being a guest on today's program.

The day ended with a screening of local filmmaker Vicki Nantz's new documentary 'Billy & Alan' (WEBSITE), a challenging film based on the Orlando Weekly article 'Til Death Do Us Part (HERE).  Both the director, Vicki, and subject, Billy (pictured below) were in attendance, and the film was received by the audience with a standing ovation.

The first of two screenings of 'A2-B-C' is tomorrow evening (SCHEDULE), but not until after a full day of meetings, films, another radio interview and, of course, much, much peace.

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