There’s been quite a lot going on, a busy time and so a while since my last post. In February we wrapped production on our upcoming feature documentary Evaporating Borders, and launched its beautiful website.
In the meantime, the New York Times commissioned a short piece based on the material from the film and published my Op-Doc in April. With the controversial subject matter and the extreme economic issues in Cyprus, the short produced an exciting and heated conversations on Facebook and other social media outlets. As hoped for!
While the journalistic approach is not my preferred style of communication, in which a complex story is squeezed in a condensed format, the platform does act as an incredible tool to relay the message and talk about issues that are otherwise tossed aside.
And talking about issues that are tossed aside, a must see film is The Act Of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer, catch it at the Human Rights Film Festival in New York in June. Joshua’s introduces a new way of documenting, a new way of communicating both in contact with people and through film. The film enters the minds of the perpetrators, makes us like them, draws us into an insane world of bizarre layered multiple realities, imagination and appearances…it’s as much about the Indonesian genocide as it is about ourselves and the art of filmmaking and telling stories. Simply brilliant.