True/False Conversations http://kbia.org en 'E-team' explores the human side of Human Rights Watch http://kbia.org/post/e-team-explores-human-side-human-rights-watch <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:07:12 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 48897 at http://kbia.org 'E-team' explores the human side of Human Rights Watch Pastor gives refuge to oil workers in 'The Overnighters' http://kbia.org/post/pastor-gives-refuge-oil-workers-overnighters <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">here</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">download the podcast</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;on iTunes</em></p><p>The fracking boom in much of the U.S. has opened up a new path for people searching for work, of course, but also for redemption and reinvention.&nbsp; In the film “<a href="http://www.overnightersmovie.com/">The Overnighters</a>,” filmmaker Jesse Moss travels to Williston, N.D., to tell the story of Lutheran Pastor Jay Reinke and the workers he houses in his church and home. Reinke invites newcomers to sleep in extra rooms at the church and to sleep in their cars in the parking lot while they look for jobs and more permanent housing. Some of the men even live in the pastor’s home with his family.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:02:03 +0000 Kristofor Husted 48900 at http://kbia.org Pastor gives refuge to oil workers in 'The Overnighters' Killing Time: A 'bare film' documenting the day of a Texas execution http://kbia.org/post/killing-time-bare-film-documenting-day-texas-execution <p></p><p></p><p><em>This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations"><em>here</em></a><em>&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em>&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:09:15 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 48898 at http://kbia.org Killing Time: A 'bare film' documenting the day of a Texas execution 'Particle Fever' follows scientists' search for 'God particle' http://kbia.org/post/particle-fever-follows-scientists-search-god-particle <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:28:37 +0000 Katie Hiler 48893 at http://kbia.org 'Particle Fever' follows scientists' search for 'God particle' Controversial feminist group gets spotlight in 'Ukraine is Not a Brothel' http://kbia.org/post/controversial-feminist-group-gets-spotlight-ukraine-not-brothel <p></p><p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p><p>“Ukraine is Not a Brothel” gives an intimate look at the world’s most controversial feminist movement. &nbsp;Femen created a media frenzy in Europe as its members spoke out against patriarchy by way of topless demonstrations -- writing protest messages on their bare chests.&nbsp;As the movement gets larger, Femen's activists learn they must face the dark forces that power their organization.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:49:00 +0000 Joshua Teasley 48863 at http://kbia.org Controversial feminist group gets spotlight in 'Ukraine is Not a Brothel' 'Private Violence' dismantles domestic abuse myths http://kbia.org/post/private-violence-dismantles-domestic-abuse-myths-0 <div><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">here</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">download the podcast</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p></div><div><p>When her ex-husband would beat her, survivor Deanna Walters says her family used to ask her "Why don't you just leave him?"&nbsp;</p><p>If only the answer were simple. And as long-time advocate for domestic abuse survivors Kit Gruelle says: If only no one would ever ask that question.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:43:43 +0000 Harum Helmy 48866 at http://kbia.org 'Private Violence' dismantles domestic abuse myths Faith brings healing in 'Miraculous Tales' http://kbia.org/post/faith-brings-healing-miraculous-tales <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 48781 at http://kbia.org Faith brings healing in 'Miraculous Tales' 'Manakamana' takes viewers on a pilgrimage via cable car http://kbia.org/post/manakamana-takes-viewers-pilgrimage-cable-car <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 48780 at http://kbia.org 'Manakamana' takes viewers on a pilgrimage via cable car Twentysomething finds levity in Rwanda in 'Life After Death' http://kbia.org/post/twentysomething-finds-levity-rwanda-life-after-death <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Series explanation: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p><p>The film “Life After Death” follows Kwasa , an orphan in Rwanda, as he struggles for social opportunities in a land plagued by genocide. Kwasa battles with how to overcome his childhood experiences and become a better man through the help of his friend, Christian philanthropists, and two donors from Dallas, Texas, with whom he communicates through Facebook.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:31:00 +0000 Joshua Teasley 48799 at http://kbia.org Twentysomething finds levity in Rwanda in 'Life After Death' 'The Notorious Mr. Bout' explores nuances of convicted arms dealer http://kbia.org/post/notorious-mr-bout-explores-nuances-convicted-arms-dealer <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">here</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">download the podcast</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p><p>For more than a decade, Russian entrepreneur Viktor Bout was widely thought of as the brilliant, elusive figure at the head of a global arms trade.&nbsp; By the time he was brought down by an elaborate sting operation in 2008, Bout’s reputation in the media was that of a super villain. But in their film "<a href="http://www.marketroadfilms.com/projects/non-fiction/bout/">The Notorious Mr. Bout</a>," <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3680682/">Maxim Pozdorovkin</a> and <a href="http://www.marketroadfilms.com/about/tony-gerber/">Tony Gerber</a> examine Bout’s life in the arms trade through a slightly different lens – his own. Before he became known as the “Merchant of Death,” Bout was to some simply a businessman, a travel enthusiast, and an amateur filmmaker.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Katie Hiler 48797 at http://kbia.org 'The Notorious Mr. Bout' explores nuances of convicted arms dealer 'Bronx Obama' puts the American dream under a microscope http://kbia.org/post/bronx-obama-puts-american-dream-under-microscope <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">here</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">download the podcast</em></a><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p><p>The film Bronx Obama has the danger of becoming a novelty act – much like the subject of the film. Louis Ortiz was unemployed when someone at a bar in 2008 told them he looked a lot like that Senator, Barack Obama. When that Senator became President, Ortiz’s life changed.</p><p>Ortiz decides to try to turn his look into cash, and then into a career, at least while it lasts. The film Bronx Obama goes beyond the “gee whiz” aspect of Ortiz’s story. Director Ryan Murdock shows how Ortiz’s re-invention of himself affects his life, his family and his psyche. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:51:37 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 48739 at http://kbia.org 'Bronx Obama' puts the American dream under a microscope Former ‘The Wire’ star tries to jump-start career in ‘Actress’ http://kbia.org/post/former-wire-star-tries-jump-start-career-actress <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.prewarcinema.com/">Robert Greene</a> is no virgin to True/False. Three of his feature films have shown in Columbia over the years. In fact, he says he owes a lot of his career to the festival.</p><p>In his latest film “Actress,” Greene follows <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1408832/">Brandy Burre</a> – who fans of HBO’s “<a href="http://www.hbo.com/the-wire#/">The Wire</a>” may recognize as cutthroat campaign consultant <a href="http://thewire.wikia.com/wiki/Theresa_D'Agostino">Theresa D’Agostino</a> – as she steps back into the thespian game after a reprieve to start a family.</p><p>Greene blends melodramatic, staged interludes with cinema verite scenes as the audience is guided through Burre’s dance among the roles of mother, partner, friend, businesswoman and actress. Greene tells the story strictly through Burre’s point of view, as her asides demonstrate the piercing self-awareness of an honest woman in the midst of the growing pains of change. Ultimately, the film poses the question to the audience: At what cost does reclaiming your dreams come at?</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:20:21 +0000 Kristofor Husted 48735 at http://kbia.org Former ‘The Wire’ star tries to jump-start career in ‘Actress’ 'The Green Prince' explores the human relationships behind international espionage http://kbia.org/post/green-prince-explores-human-relationships-behind-international-espionage <p><em>This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them <a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations">here</a> or <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264">download the podcast </a>on iTunes.</em></p><p>The film the <a href="http://redboxfilms.co.uk/films/details/249/the-green-prince"><em>Green Prince</em></a> follows the unlikely journey of Mosab Hassan Yousef. Born in the Palestinian territories to a high-ranking Hamas leader, Mosab does the unthinkable: he spies on his own people for Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency.</p><p>Using candid interviews, archival footage, and dramatic reenactments, director Nadav Schirman follows Mosab’s transformation, and his complicated relationship with his Israeli handler, Gonen Ben Itzhak.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:18:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 48710 at http://kbia.org 'The Green Prince' explores the human relationships behind international espionage Students make the rules in 'Approaching the Elephant' http://kbia.org/post/students-make-rules-approaching-elephant <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p><p>In the film “<a href="http://approachingtheelephant.com/">Approaching the Elephant</a>,” filmmaker Amanda Rose Wilder follows the students and teachers of a so-called free school in New Jersey where the students make the rules. Wilder, who mans the camera for the film, is a fly on the wall as the audience is taken through the school’s inaugural year and all of the problems that arise.&nbsp;</p><p>Some students struggle with handling the school’s democratic structure while others thrive. The film culminates in some serious decisions regarding the future of the school, its tireless director and its most troublesome student.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 48662 at http://kbia.org Students make the rules in 'Approaching the Elephant' Exploring one of literature's most complex works in 'The Joycean Society' http://kbia.org/post/exploring-one-literatures-most-complex-works-joycean-society <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:18:13 +0000 Kellie Moore 48631 at http://kbia.org Exploring one of literature's most complex works in 'The Joycean Society'