SESSION 1
Friday, June 6, 6:00pm – 6:50pm
ROAD TO INGWAVUMA (ing-wah-VOOM-ah)- 35min
The extraordinary journey to the heart of post-apartheid South Africa by a delegation of some of America’s most respected stage, screen, and music artists and their families. With Carlos Santana, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Alfre Woodard, CCH Pounder and Artists
for a New South Africa. Special appearances by Former President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other giants in South Africa’s fight for freedom and the war on HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty. Writer, Director, Producer: Barbara Rick Writer, Narrator, and Executive Producer: Deborah Santana

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Think (Live Earth)- 3 min
What does it take to change a habit? In this film BAFTA nominated director, Rupert Jones, takes a farcical look at an everyday situation, where planning ahead can make an impact, not just on the environment, but on relationships with your grocer. Even though using a different plastic bag every time you visit your grocery store might be a little more convenient for you, reducing the amount of
plastic bags you use is a lot better for the environment Filmmaker: Rupert Jones

The Barber of Kigali – 5 min
Inspired by true events, ‘The Barber of Kigali’, is a dramatic short film about Patrick, a Rwandan barber living in Toronto, who must decide whether to kill or not to kill his next client, the dreaded Colonel who murdered his father in the genocide. ‘What would you do if you had the chance to kill your father’s murderer? He who seeks revenge, will be destroyed by it. ‘The Barber of Kigali’ is inspired by the true story of Patrick, a 24 year-old Rwandan man studying Political Science at the University of Toronto. The lead character, Bayo Akinfemi, won the nomination for ‘Best Performance by an Actor’ at the Gemini Awards (Canadian TV Awards) for his starring role in the Canadian TV Miniseries, ‘Human Cargo’. Director, Writer: Jamie Cohen Producer: Ryan Ellis

Near – 5 min
Near: an illustration of how travel can open our mind further than the actual distance journeyed. Quiet, mundane contemplation turns into a trip to the opposite end of the earth. A surreal breakdown of geographic space propels a dauntless traveler on until he’s ready to leap into anything. Photography, drawings and animation are tightly integrated. Every frame is literally a push
toward a new environment. Cesaria Evora provided the soundtrack. Lyrics are sung in Cape Verde Creole, and do not constitute any kind of dialog. For non Creole and French speakers, the music ads an appropriately exotic beauty. The sound alone achieves the desired effect. Director: John Lane

Light Years – 15min
Four relationships spanning the four corners of the globe are put to the ultimate
test when they learn the world may end in eight minutes – the duration of time it
takes light to travel from the sun to the Earth. Each is finally f

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