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Thursday, September 22
 

7:00pm

Opening Night Cocktails

Please join us for this special opening night "buffet style", dinner and cocktails to celebrate the opening night of our festival. RSVP IS REQUIRED BY ALL, SEATING IS LIMITED, (No cost for VIP, Official Selection Filmmakers and Press w/Credentials) ***Note: To Sponsors: Please email mrosales@docmaimi.org to RSVP directly***



Thursday September 22, 2011 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Romano's Macaroni Grill Italian Mediterranean Restaurant 8700 NW 18th Ter Doral, FL 33172-2646 (305) 477-6676
 
Friday, September 23
 

9:00am

FILM MAKERS ORIENTATION & REGISTRATION

Join DocMiam Executive Director, Monica Rosales; Business Director, Vanessa Dalama and Filmmaker Liason, Krystal Oliva for orientation. This is the official launch of filmmaker registration. Filmmakers will still be able to register at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa on 9/24.


Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Dalama

Vanessa Dalama

Administrative Director, DocMiami Film Festival
Vanessa has been an entrepreneur for the past couple of years. As a native of Miami with 10 years of experience in the Film and Entertainment industry her vast knowledge of the business has allowed her to work on and off camera for various Television Series, Commercials, Public Service Announcements, and Films. Vanessa has worked for two Artist Management companies and the world renowned South Florida Talent Agency, World of Kids, Inc. Her love... Read More →
avatar for Krystal Oliva

Krystal Oliva

Event Coordinator, DocMiami Film Festival
Krystal Oliva is presetly the Event Coordinator of (JAMPA) Journalists & Media Professionals of the Americas, a club which she co-founded at FIU and is working towards her BA in communications/journalism with a minor in Hospitality/special events. She has volunteered and assited with events such as: the Florida Breast Health Care Initiative and the Kidz Kitchen (Sobe Wine & Food Festival).
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Monica Rosales

Executive Director, DocMiami Film Festival
Monica Rosales is Executive Director and co-founder of the DocMiami International Film Festival which honored Grammy Winner, Willy Chirino in 2012, Multi-Grammy Winner, Carlos Santana in 2011 and Latin Grammy Winner Olga Guillot in 2010. The "Queen of El Bolero" Olga Guillot accepted the “El Rey” Tito Puente Contribution to the Arts Award which was presented to her by none other than, Tito Puente, Jr.  Monica, has served as a... Read More →



Friday September 23, 2011 9:00am - 9:30am
LOBBY - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

10:00am

Mexican Cuisine

In California, the state with more Mexican immigrants, there's a cuisine that has a deeper meaning.



Friday September 23, 2011 10:00am - 10:05am
1 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

10:00am

The Wave
The Wave is a documentary short film that attempts to understand surfing and surf culture in terms of history, physical science, psychology, and dramatic performance. Featuring numerous interviews with renowned surfing experts from around the world, the film paints a portrait of the sport that is decidedly more gripping and complex than even surfers themselves might expect.

Friday September 23, 2011 10:00am - 11:21am
2 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

10:00am

My Paths Through Dance
Paris, 1926: the precocious skill and talent for dance of 6 year old Spanish-emigrate Emma's leads her to perform in front of Madame Gontcharowa, a former dancer of the Ballets Ruses and current teacher of Classical Dance at the well-known Théâtre du Châtelet. Madame Gontcharowa harnesses Emma's raw talent helping her into the Petite Etoile du Châtelet but, at her artistic childhood's pinnacle, and with all chances to become a great Classical dancer, Emma's mother withdraws her from the theatre - shattering her dreams of becoming a professional dance-star. My Paths Through Dance is a coming-of-age, rags to artistic riches story which follows Emma's journey to become the unique Spanish dancer Mariemma, and later the creator of the "Mariemma â€" Ballet de España”, the greatest Spanish Ballet ever. Mariemma's paths through dance helped launching the careers of internationally renowned artists such as Antonio Canales, Enrique Morente, Elvira Andrés, Elio Berhanyer, Aída Gómez, Joaquín Cortés and Lola Greco amongst many others. All of her protégées appear in the film recounting their experiences alongside Mariemma and describe her invaluable contributions to dance, Spanish culture and history.If you're curious about Spanish 20th Century history, learn it through one of its utmost , most recognized and universal arts - dance.


Friday September 23, 2011 10:00am - 11:55am
3 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

10:05am

Teotihuacan - City of the Gods
Teotihuacan - City of the gods is a 12 minute documentary of an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico, containing some of the largest pyramidal structures built in the pre-Colombian Americas. The city is thought to have been established around 100 BCE and continued to be built until about 250 CE. Follow Adventurer David B as he travels the globe to this important destination. During the documentary, you will learn important historical facts about this great city. Also, David also gives the view important travel, safety and photo tips to help them when the visit the city.


Friday September 23, 2011 10:05am - 10:15am
1 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

10:15am

The Modern Man

A short documentary film produced by Chapman University's Dodge College of Film & Media Arts following the journey of Fernando, a young dancer enrolled in The Wooden Floor's year-round dance, academic, and family service programs. While on the dance floor Fernando finds his strength and his self-determination to graduate high school on time and enroll in college - out performing almost two thirds of his peers nationally.



Friday September 23, 2011 10:15am - 10:26am
1 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

10:21am

My Country is Tibet
The King of Tibet, living in exile in Dharamsala in Northern India, is the 16-year-old Namgyal Wangchuk Trichen Lhagyari. As the only recognized descendent of the first Dharma King of Tibet (617-698 AD), Namgyal carries the unique responsibility of representing Tibet's unbroken history and heritage. Yet, as a teenager, he also represents a new generation of young Tibetans who are caught today between the peaceful traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and a desperate desire to fight for the freedom of their people. BYkids film mentor Dirk Simon, whose film Between the Lines has received world-wide recognition, worked with Namgyal during spring 2008 to help him tell his emblematic story through film. Dirk actually met Namgyal in Dharamsala four years earlier at the time of the young boy's coronation ceremony, presided by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, in June 2004. The previous Dharma King of Tibet, Namgyal's father, had died just a year earlier. Namgyal's father had been incarcerated by the Chinese authorities for 20 years and struggled for the survival of his lineage.Dirk describes the young king as carrying the vision of two worlds: the one-thousand-year-old heritage of Tibet's Dharma Kings and the current struggle of a people striving to survive under repression, abuse and ethnic genocide. "With his devotion to the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, his kindness and modesty, he touches the heart of everyone who meets him. Now we are back here to help him tell his story.”


Friday September 23, 2011 10:21am - 10:48am
2 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

10:26am

Swanee
This short documentary aims to deliver a warm insight into the legendary Stephen Foster song Suwanee River, and the lives of everyday folk from Suwanee county. Filmed in Florida, it combines personal interviews from a cross section of the community with a series of photographs and archive footage.

Friday September 23, 2011 10:26am - 10:52am
1 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

10:48am

Challenging Impossibility
CHALLENGING IMPOSSIBILITY chronicles the weightlifting odyssey of the late spiritual teacher and peace advocate Sri Chinmoy. Known worldwide for his message of oneness, Sri Chinmoy dedicated his life to inspiring people to go beyond their limits by using the strength developed through meditation. In this spirit, Sri Chinmoy offered hundreds of peace concerts at venues like Lincoln Center and Royal Albert Hall, gave lectures at institutions like Harvard and Oxford, wrote hundreds of books about philosophy and peace and sponsored a number of humanitarian outreach programmes.Surprisingly, at the age of 53, the Indian-born mystic took up weightlifting. Already an advocate of the necessity of physical fitness in the spiritual life, the New York City-based Guru was inspired to demonstrate the tangible power of inner peace by performing incredible, but real feats of strength.Sri Chinmoy's lifts were featured on hundreds of newscasts globally, including on CNN, Fox, ESPN and NBC affiliates. Some were standard. Others were designed to captivate. He lifted not only plate weights, but elephants, rock stars and airplanes.CHALLENGING IMPOSSIBILITY focuses on an exhibition he held on 13 November 2004 where he lifted a total of 200,408 pounds. He was 73 years old at the time. In the audience were dozens of renowned strength athletes and bodybuilders.Featuring: Bill Pearl, Frank Zane, Carl Lewis and Hugo Girard. Appearances by Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.


Friday September 23, 2011 10:48am - 11:08am
2 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

10:52am

City of Murals
City of Murals is a short documentary that traces the history of the Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia. This film charts the tremendous growth the program has had under the leadership of Jane Golden, its founder and visionary. City of Murals encompasses Ms. Golden's professional and personal journey as she takes a small city funded anti-graffiti program and turns it into one of the most influential public art programs in the world. Jane guides us through her story as a young mural artist who is forced to move back from Los Angeles to her hometown in New Jersey due to an illness. Applying on a whim for the head position of the newly founded Anti Graffiti Network, Jane's persistence lands her the job and the challenge of a lifetime: How do you convince skeptical graffiti artists to turn to Mural Making? City of Murals recounts Jane's first sit down with the most notorious graffiti artists in the city, where she realizes the raw talent that could be harnessed to create civic art and social change. City of Murals incorporates Ms. Golden's story with those of fellow Philadelphians who speak on their impressions of the Murals and how the art has affected their lives and experience of in the city of brotherly love. Incredible art comes from great artists and City of Murals is also tailored with insights from the program's talent. Today there are 3,000 murals in Philadelphia, the City of Murals.


Friday September 23, 2011 10:52am - 11:05am
1 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

11:05am

Hidden Books - The Art of Kumi Korf
Hidden Books: The Art of Kumi Korf, is a 30 minute documentary about Kumi Korf, who was born in Japan and now lives in Ithaca, N.Y. Kumi received a B.A. in architecture from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and an MFA in printmaking from Cornell University. Her art involves several disciplines: architectural design, printmaking, painting, papermaking and artists' books. Her work can be found in the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and the Tate Library, among others. The documentary gives a unique perspective on Kumi's life as an artist, and how the world around her influences her work.

Friday September 23, 2011 11:05am - 11:35am
1 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

11:08am

We Shall Not Be Moved: The Nashville Sit-Ins

Produced for the Tennessee State Museum, this film commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Nashville sit-ins which ultimately led to the desegregation of lunch counters in the city. The film was commissioned by the museum as part of a major exhibit about the overall civil rights movement in Tennessee. The well-organized and student-led protests inspired similar actions throughout the South. Many of the leaders of the sit-ins, including future Congressman John Lewis, became significant figures in the Civil Rights Movement.



Friday September 23, 2011 11:08am - 11:19am
2 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

11:19am

Among Giants

In the midst of California's coastal redwood region, Green Diamond Resource Company continues to clearcut redwood forests, devastating habitats and leaving scars across the land. Farmer, a direct action environmental activist in his late 20s, decides to tree-sit in the McKay Tract -- a 60-acre grove of ancient redwoods that is home to spotted owls, deer, flying squirrels, and countless other life forms. AMONG GIANTS begins three years into the McKay tree-sit. Stuck on his tiny platform a hundred feet up in the ancient redwood canopy, Farmer must battle the elements and avoid isolation as he fights for a sustainable future.The film uses a verite style that reflects the pace of life in the tree village and shows the forest from Farmer's perspective. As Farmer outlasts a vicious storm, counts the rings on a felled tree, and trumps through a recent clear cut, the film questions what it means to make personal sacrifices for a larger cause, and how a single person can affect real change in the world.At the end of the film, helicopter shots reveal ugly clearcut swaths that show the vast scale of the environmental destruction.


Friday September 23, 2011 11:19am - 11:33am
2 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

11:33am

Hidden Truth

Filmed by the first group of women filmmakers in rural Zambia, "Hidden Truth"provides insight into a world that is rarely exposed â€" the lives of the women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Long silent for fear of persecution and retaliation, five survivors of domestic violence in Samfya, a remote region of Northern Zambia, summon the courage to release the burden of their secrets and speak out on one of the most urgent problems faced by their community and millions of others around the world â€" on film. Among the voices captured are Leah - trapped in an abusive relationship by economic dependence - and her younger dependent brother, Danny, a regular witness to his sister's abuse. Likewise, trapped by fear, a survivor of domestic violence named Sharon conceals her identity during her first interview. One year later, the filmmakers revisit her, and it is clear that she has been profoundly impacted by the experience of sharing her story. This time, Sharon confidently speaks on film about her new independence, her plans for the future and her dedication to helping other victims of gender-based violence. Challenging taboos by breaking the silence around gender-based violence, "Hidden Truth"is opening up unprecedented dialogue in the communities in which it is screened. In a country where more than half of women over the age of 15 have suffered physical abuse, "Hidden Truth"serves as a profound reminder of the independent media's power to bear witness and reveal truth.



Friday September 23, 2011 11:33am - 11:53am
2 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Destination 3 (Degrees)
Morgan Hoesterey came up with an idea. Stand up paddle across the Hawaiian Island chain as a way to raise awareness about plastics and their effects on the ocean. A seasoned stand up paddler (she was the first woman to stand up paddle across the Molokai Channel), she knew the challenge that she had presented with herself. She recruited fellow distance racer, Jenny Kalmbach to join her on this expedition. They, along with a small crew, pushed themselves mentally and physically across some of the most dangerous waters in the world - culminating in the daring 82 mile , night time crossing from Oahu to Kauai. Destination 3 Degrees is the story of two women striking out across three degrees of oceanic latitude that are some of the most dangerous open ocean waters in the world.


Friday September 23, 2011 1:00pm - 2:15pm
1 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Never Stand Still

Never Stand Still' explores why dance matters as it transports the viewer into a world of non-stop dance, the daring artists who dedicate their lives to it, and the extraordinary place where it all happens. Directed by Ron Honsa, narrated by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, and filmed on location at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Never Stand Still features thrilling performances, revelatory conversations with world renowned choreographers and dancers, backstage access, and rare archival footage while chronicling the remarkable story of how an abandoned farm, in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, evolved into a nexus for dance throughout the world, today considered "the dance center of the nation"(The New York Times). Intimate interviews with legendary dance artists include Judith Jamison, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Suzanne Farrell, and Frederic Franklin, as well as one of the last interviews with the iconic Merce Cunningham. Broadway stars Bill Irwin and Rasta Thomas share their personal stories and ideas about art alongside international artists Shantala Shivalingappa, Gideon Obarzanek, Jomar Mesquita and Nikolaj Hübbe. Above all, the artists share with us their passion for the most ephemeral, physically demanding, and challenging art form, dance. Judith Jamison explains, "You have to touch the human spirit, don't you? What's the point otherwise? And as Mark Morris aptly puts it, "I like to say that my work --- it's not for everyone, it's for anyone." Never Stand Still is an inspiring film that will appeal to anyone.



Friday September 23, 2011 1:00pm - 2:20pm
3 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

What is the Electric Car?

What is the Electric Car? – is a new feature length documentary about Electric Vehicles (EVs) soon arriving in dealer showrooms. This film takes an inside view of an industry expected to grow to over $200 billion in revenues the next 15 years. This entertaining & educational film follows the birth of an exploding industry & looks forward to the technology available in current EVs. The film also takes a look back at Electric cars driven in the early 1900s & compare how modern EVs are 400% more energy efficient over cars with internal combustible engines. Featuring interviews with key manufacturers, vendors, drivers & pioneers in the EV industry, many who labored years to see their dream & vision come to fruition. This film is not just for EV enthusiasts or passionate “Green” consumers, but for anyone who drives a car. People who watch this film (which “stars” over a dozen models of EVs) may well end up soon driving their own electric car!




Friday September 23, 2011 1:00pm - 2:20pm
2 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

2:00pm

Streets Of Flamenco
A Chicana from East L.A. admired her brother, Alfonso, who was a flamenco dancer. His sudden death becomes the catalyst and inspiration for her to follow her own dream of dancing flamenco. Ignoring all advice; she travels to the birthplace of flamenco, Jerez de la Frontera, in the deepest south of Spain. As an outsider and against all odds, her drive to succeed is challenged, but slowly she enters gypsy flamenco society, ultimately falling in love with the gypsy flamenco/rock singer. By following her dream Maria not only finds love, but also discovers what it means to live her life in flamenco by freeing her deepest passions for the dance, the art and life itself.

Friday September 23, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm
3 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

2:15pm

Where Did I Put My Memory?

Are we all doomed to lose our minds? Or are there ways to keep our memories - and even make them better? If you can lose our memory, can you find it? 'Where Did I Put My Memory?' is a light hearted and enlightening journey into our memories - and how we can improve them.



Friday September 23, 2011 2:15pm - 3:05pm
1 A - Millennia Atlantic University 10395 NW 41 Street, Doral, FL 33178

8:00pm

Film Maker Appreciation Dinner
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

Filmmaker Appreciation Dinner and Special Screening of
Stories from the Bay of Pigs: An Intergenerational Educational Experience

Sponsored by: Savor Miami Cuban Bistro and Wine Market



Friday September 23, 2011 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Savor Miami Cuban Bistro and Wine Market 1640 NW 87 Ave Doral, FL 33172
 
Saturday, September 24
 

10:00am

ON-LINE DISTRIBUTION

Please join our expert panel: Monica Rosales Doc Miami Director Brenda Nieborsky Brenda Nieborsky is VP of Operations for http://openfilm.com and Erik Marum Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer at http://bigstartv.com (Marly Quinconces, Moderator)


Speakers
avatar for Erik Marum

Erik Marum

Chief Operating Officer, BIGSTAR Movies
Erik Marum Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer. Graduated from Luther College with Degrees in Business Management and Management Information Systems. Spent 10 years serving the Technology industry as: Webmaster, Developer, Project Manager, QA Manager, Assistant to CTO and Executive Team. Main Focus in the technology industry has been on Internet technologies and applications as well as wireless software and... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Nieborsky

Brenda Nieborsky

Brenda Nieborsky is VP of Operations for Openfilm.com where she works directly with film festivals all over the world providing customized technology services to each.  Prior to her work with Openfilm, Brenda was a short film producer. She has worked with many of the industry’s best, including producer Michael Waxman, and directors Michael Apted, Doug Liman, Griffin Dunne, David Koepp, and Gina Prince-Bythewood.
avatar for Marlene Quincoces

Marlene Quincoces

Marlene Quincoces is endearingly and best known as "Marly Q.". She is the CEO - Chief Events Officer of StarMar Events. She is an effervescent social entrepreneur and philanthropist with an unquenchable thirst for service and over ten years of professional event planning, management and leadership experience. She is the CPO – Chief PARK Officer, of PARK Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to spread the message... Read More →
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Monica Rosales

Executive Director, DocMiami Film Festival
Monica Rosales is Executive Director and co-founder of the DocMiami International Film Festival which honored Grammy Winner, Willy Chirino in 2012, Multi-Grammy Winner, Carlos Santana in 2011 and Latin Grammy Winner Olga Guillot in 2010. The "Queen of El Bolero" Olga Guillot accepted the “El Rey” Tito Puente Contribution to the Arts Award which was presented to her by none other than, Tito Puente, Jr.  Monica, has served as a... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2011 10:00am - 11:15am
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

11:30am

LEGALITIES, FOOTAGE & MUSIC RIGHTS

Please join our expert panel: Ece Karayalcin Filmmaker/ Professor at the Department of Film and Television, School of Entertainment and Design Technologies, Miami Dade Community College and  Mary Nunez, Mary E. Nunez, Music Licensing Director, Sony/ BMG Music Entertainment. Humberto Cassanova, Producer and Musician  (Marly Quinconces, Moderator)


Speakers
avatar for Humberto Cassanova

Humberto Cassanova

Humberto Casanova (WiteMan) is a talented producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He started his music career at the age of 10 playing the jazz saxophone in school. From there he went on to playing the drums, guitar, bass, and piano. He has played in a popular South Florida rock band, Day Music Died, for over 9 years recording an album with the band and producing their latest EP. His music production company, The PROdeuces... Read More →
avatar for Ece Karayalcin

Ece Karayalcin

Professor, Miami Dade College
Ece Karayalcin Filmmaker/ Professor at the Department of Film and Television, School of Entertainment and Design Technologies. Professor Karayalcin has worked freelance as a director, production manager, assistant director and cinematographer on commercials, industrials and music videos, short films, and projects including Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation. Her work is now kept in a digital library/archive in Los Angeles... Read More →
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Mary Nuñez

Mary E. Nunez, Music Licensing Director, Sony/ BMG Music Entertainment. Mary Nunez specializes in processing master use synch licensing requests in the areas of television, films, commercials, independent films, trailers, and video games. She has been able to establish key relationships with everything ranging from post production houses to multi-national companies throughout Latin America. Ms. Nunez has licensed production music... Read More →
avatar for Marlene Quincoces

Marlene Quincoces

Marlene Quincoces is endearingly and best known as "Marly Q.". She is the CEO - Chief Events Officer of StarMar Events. She is an effervescent social entrepreneur and philanthropist with an unquenchable thirst for service and over ten years of professional event planning, management and leadership experience. She is the CPO – Chief PARK Officer, of PARK Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to spread the message... Read More →
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Monica Rosales

Executive Director, DocMiami Film Festival
Monica Rosales is Executive Director and co-founder of the DocMiami International Film Festival which honored Grammy Winner, Willy Chirino in 2012, Multi-Grammy Winner, Carlos Santana in 2011 and Latin Grammy Winner Olga Guillot in 2010. The "Queen of El Bolero" Olga Guillot accepted the “El Rey” Tito Puente Contribution to the Arts Award which was presented to her by none other than, Tito Puente, Jr.  Monica, has served as a... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2011 11:30am - 12:55pm
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Liemba

Deep in what was once considered the darkest heart of Africa, on one of the world's largest and most pristine lakes, the MV Liemba doggedly perseveres, ferrying passengers and cargo up and down the remote eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. For nearly one hundred years, the ship has served as the primary means of travel, and a critical avenue of commerce, for soldiers, traders, missionaries and migrants on Lake Tanganyika - the geographical link between east, central and southern Africa. The MV Liemba is many things: a physical relic of European colonialism; a vital lifeline for otherwise isolated communities; the principle means of transport for cargo and people traveling from Francophone Central Africa to Anglophone Southern Africa; a meeting place where Africans from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds come together -- a floating microcosm of Africa. The history of the Liemba, together with the present day story of her weekly odyssey from Northern Tanzania to Zambia and the testimonies of the individuals whose livelihoods depend on her, serve as a platform for discussion of the history of colonial exploitation and the legacy of this history in 21st century Africa. These intertwined narratives are told with majestic mountains as a backdrop and the shimmering turquoise waters of an awesome inland sea as the central setting. The compelling dramatic content, breathtaking visual footage and upbeat locally recorded music combine, allowing the audience to experience and understand a corner of their world that would otherwise remain unknown to them.



Saturday September 24, 2011 1:00pm - 1:55pm
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

All I Wanna Do

All I Wanna Do' follows the dreams of a 48-year-old Simohamed who works as a parking guard and his 17-year-old son who acts in Hollywood films such as 'Charlie Wilson's War'. When his dreams of going to Hollywood are dashed he turns to music and forms a hip hop group with his father leaving his slum. Like fish out of water, the duo set out to meet their heroes, enter studios and radio stations for the first time in an adventure through the music industry of Casablanca.


Saturday September 24, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
COCO PLUM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

GO THERE ONCE, BE THERE TWICE

Take a tenacious rock star, a jammin' cantina & one of the world's greatest birthday bashes and you'll get the vivacious life of Sammy Hagar. Best known for fronting Van Halen in the later years, Hagar has been shaking up Cabo San Lucas for over twenty years with his lively and successful club, Cabo Wabo.Interweaving the Van Halen days with the current animated & high-spirited Cabo life, GO THERE ONCE, BE THERE TWICE is a riveting journey of how one of the most famous names in rock nearly lost it all, but persevered, fell in love with Cabo and built his whole life around it- club and beautiful family included. Everyday is one big rockin' party in paradise...and everyone's invited.


Saturday September 24, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PALMS NORTH - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Persian Catwalk

Mahdis is a young girl, working as a receptionist at a male modeling agency in Iran. Her goal is to become a model herself. However, modeling and fashion is frowned upon in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and female modeling is an underground activity. Mahdis, a tall and beautiful girl in her twenties, does not let the religious governance of her country prevent her from reaching her goals though. She constantly tries to learn the ways of the business through her job and by discussing her dreams with the male models she works with. First time documentary maker, Marjan Alizadeh, follows the daily life of Mahdis with her camera crew, who tries to cope with the obstacles around her. What makes things more difficult for Mahdis is that she has a highly religious father who is thoroughly against his daughter pursuing a career in the fashion industry. Her mother, on the other hand, is concerned about Mahdis' dreams and supports her in every way that she can.Through Mahdis' research and interest in the fashion industry, Alizadeh incorporates historical footage of Iran's past pertaining to the growth of fashion. The viewer sees how fashion changes from the ruling of the Kings to the Islamic revolution and the establishment of the new regime. Alizadeh shows the importance and significance of fashion in Iran through these historical scenes that had been neglected for years.



Saturday September 24, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CHAIRMAN'S BOARDROOM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

The Grove
More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the U.S. wars since 1900. And the pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide. But few know about the existence of the National AIDS Memorial, a seven-acre grove and sanctuary hidden in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. THE GROVE chronicles this garden's transformation from a neglected eyesore to landscaped sanctuary to national memorial. The film shows how a community in crisis found healing and remembrance, and how the seeds of a few visionary environmentalists blossomed into something larger than they could have imagined. But as the Grove's stakeholders seek broader public recognition through an international design competition, a debate emerges about what constitutes an appropriate memorial for the AIDS pandemic. How do we mark a time of unimaginable loss? How do we remember those that could be forgotten?


Saturday September 24, 2011 1:00pm - 2:05pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

The Beethoven Project - A Music Documentary with Paavo Jaervi and the Deutsche

The 40 musicians of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen make up what is perhaps Germany's most unusual orchestra. Together with artistic director Paavo Jaervi, this extraordinary ensemble has taken on the challenge of playing all nine Beethoven symphonies in four days at the Beethovenfest Bonn. They are not only world-class musicians but also shareholders in the company that runs the orchestra, so they bear the financial risk of all their projects. And they see their work as extending well beyond the final applause: they take their social responsibilities seriously, for instance by passing on their passion for music to students at a local school.The film focuses on star conductor Paavo Jaervi and several members of the orchestra. They convey their enthusiasm for music, and they deliver insights into the internal life of the orchestra. The film crew accompanied them closely in Bremen, Tallinn and Bonn, in rehearsals, concerts and behind the scenes. How was this former youth orchestra able to reach the very top of the classical music world? How do conductor and instrumentalists see Beethoven's masterpieces? How did the orchestra develop its unique sound? What is the message of Beethoven's music in the 21st century? How is the orchestra able to perform all nine symphonies at a consistently high level over four days? The music documentary 'The Beethoven Project' answers these questions - and many others - in 90 minutes. A conductor, an orchestra, Beethoven and his music.



Saturday September 24, 2011 1:00pm - 2:10pm
REDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Vidal Sassoon: The Movie
A feature documentary spanning 80 years of revolution in history and culture, told through the extraordinary life of one man; VIDAL SASSOON THE MOVIE, is the revealing, inspiring and relevant story of how one man changed the world with a pair of scissors.A true rags to riches tale, the film traces Sassoon's path from a London orphanage to international success and celebrity. It follows Michael Gordon, founder of the haircare company Bumble and bumble, as he sets out to document Vidal's life in a richly visual book. Sassoon's story comes alive as the design of the book unfolds.Living through war and poverty the seeds of his future are spawned as young Vidal becomes driven to rise above the circumstances of his birth. Spurred by a dream that her son would find success as a hairdresser, Sassoon apprentices in a local salon. "I made up mind, if I was going to be in hairdressing, I wanted to change things."He struggles to modernize the old fashioned world of hair. With modern architecture as his inspiration, Sassoon focuses on geometric shapes and angles and begins to change the way women look, ushering in the social revolutions of the 60's.Salons, schools and products follow all over the world. His tag line, "if you don't look good we don't look good"becomes a defining cultural touchstone. With a long-standing focus on health and an inspirational drive, the film shows Vidal Sassoon as relevant today as he has ever been.


Saturday September 24, 2011 1:00pm - 2:35pm
GUAVA - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Zero Percent

For ZERO PERCENT, we were given rare access within the walls of the notoriousSing Sing Correctional facility to follow the lives of several of society'sforgotten men as they experience the transformative power of education whilegoing through a rigorous college program called Hudson Link-- with astoundingstatistical results. We follow men on the inside as well as those who have finished the program and now have returned to society. Those men who have come home, feel a strong desire to serve the communities that they were formerly hurting.


Saturday September 24, 2011 1:00pm - 2:50pm
WILDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:50pm

The Wonder Year

A year in the life of CEO, NAACP Ambassador, Duke University Professor, Husband, Father, Son and GRAMMY award winning producer 9th Wonder.



Saturday September 24, 2011 1:50pm - 3:20pm
GUAVA - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:55pm

THE ROAD WE KNOW
THE ROAD WE KNOW is a first-person account of seven young adults from the University of Botswana who travel around their nation with a bold message to save their generation from the HIV/AIDS epidemic ravaging the nation. The film is structured as a road trip, with flashbacks to the motivations and histories of each of these characters, all of whom have been affected by the epidemic. These young adults also introduce viewers to the setting and cultural practices of Botswana that have created the world's second-highest infection rate in one of Africa's most stable and prosperous nations. Most of these twenty-something adults have never before traveled around their country, nor have they traveled with others from such diverse backgrounds. They hail from Botswana's biggest cities and most rural villages, a colorful intersection of tribal and modern cultures. They are traveling to high schools across a sparsely populated country to present their message and counsel their younger peers. The road is long and takes them around a country the size of Texas to rural villages and towns, each with unique challenges. Facing cultural taboos and difficult travel, this small group sets out across the nation for five weeks with three tents, one truck, and a radical solution to save lives.


Saturday September 24, 2011 1:55pm - 3:25pm
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:00pm

Grace & Mercy

GRACE & MERCY is a feature documentary that interweaves the tireless work of Marie Jose Poux who runs an orphanage responsible for over 60 children and her brother, Ben Constant, who is the "Mayor"of one of the largest tent cities in Port-au-Prince. Combining unprecedented access with cinema-vérité footage, director Luis Peña paints a beautiful portrait of a brother and sister team who have dedicated their lives to rebuilding their home country of Haiti. Shot over the course of the year following the devastating January 12th earthquake, the film aims to shows how Haiti survives -- no matter what -- and will one day thrive again. TRT: 55 minutes. Produced by Parlay Media and Penabrand.



Saturday September 24, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CHAIRMAN'S BOARDROOM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:00pm

7 Years Underground: A 60's Tale

In 1964, after spending a one year protracted legal battle, co-club owners, Howard and Elly Solomon were finally granted a 'unique' cabaret license and the Cafe Au Go Go opened its doors on February 7. Six weeks later with mounting legal bills and depleting funds the couple were quickly going out of business. With few options, Howard and Elly made a desperate, late minute attempt to keep the club open and reached out to popular comedian, Lenny Bruce. Two days into Lenny's performance he was arrested and booked for obscenity charges, alone with Howard and Elly. That historic arrest, and the international press it garnered would put the Cafe Au Go Go on the entertainment world map.From 1964 to 1969 the Cafe Au Go Go was a Beacon in the night for many a disenfranchised performer. A few obscure and relatively unknown musicians and comics like Jimi Hendrix, Steven Stills, The Grateful Dead, The Cream, Jefferson's Airplane, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mothers of Invention, George Carlin, Richard Prior, Lily Tomlin, would all get their start down at the legendary Cafe Au Go Go at 152 Bleeker Street. Many of those artists would influence a whole generation of hip, New York teenagers. In turn, those teenagers would inspire a grass roots movement to help transform the socio-political landscape and consciousness of an entire "hippie"nation during the turbulent 60's.



Saturday September 24, 2011 2:00pm - 3:35pm
COCO PLUM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:00pm

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend

Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, Esther Anderson?s film takes us on a journey to the Caribbean islands, to Jamaica and into 56 Hope Road, Kingston, to see and hear the young Bob Marley before he was famous. While exploring the powerful relationship between Esther and Marley, the film shows us the Wailers? first rehearsal, when the idea of a Jamaican supergroup like the Beatles or the Stones was still just a dream, and sits in on the launch of their international career with "Get up Stand up", "I Shot the Sheriff", and the ?Burnin'? and "Catch a Fire" albums that brought to the world Reggae music and Rasta consciousness together as one, starting a revolution that would change rock music and contemporary culture.


Saturday September 24, 2011 2:00pm - 3:35pm
PALMS NORTH - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:05pm

INSPIRED: the Voices Against Prop 8

On November 4, 2008 the voters of California passed Proposition 8 revoking marriage rights for same sex couples.The next day a movement was born.INSPIRED: the Voices Against Prop 8 is a documentary film chronicling several people's lives in the wake of the passage of Prop 8. Arresting live footage follows people from all walks of life, inspired to action in ways they never dreamed. Experience the passionate rallies and defiant marches of the new gay rights movement as it swept through Los Angeles and blazed across the United States. Intimate interviews reveal all the ways the movement comes together, and the subtle and not-so-subtle ways it can be pulled apart from within.Shot in early 2009, our cast is anxiously awaiting for the California Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of Prop 8. But once they know the decision, and their planning comes to fruition, what will happen after the 'Day of Decision?' Where will these new activists go after they meet their goal? INSPIRED: THE VOICES AGAINST PROP 8 goes behind the headlines and propaganda to explore the real people who make up a movement.


Saturday September 24, 2011 2:05pm - 3:30pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:10pm

Color Me Obsessed, a film about The Replacements

Are you a believer? Are you one of the people who knows? Well you can trust that after watching COLOR ME OBSESSED you will join the ranks of the privileged few.Director Gorman Bechard brings an extraordinary vision to a unique filmmaking challenge with COLOR ME OBSESSED, the first documentary on the influential '80s indie-rock band, The Replacements. 'I wanted to give the band god-like treatment,' he explains, 'but I didn't want to make a VH-1 where-are-they-now style documentary.' Combining the band's mystique with the passion of their fans, Bechard made a music documentary with no music and not one single image of the band. 'People believe in god without ever seeing or hearing him or her,' the director says. 'I'd like viewers to believe in the band that way.' Rockers (Colin Meloy, Craig Finn, Tommy Ramone, Grant Hart, Goo Goo Dolls), journalists (Robert Christgau, Legs McNeil, Ira Robbins), fans both famous (Tom Arnold, Dave Foley, George Wendt) and not, Bechard interviews over 135 believers, delivering the potentially true story of The Replacements, America's last best band. The most influential band you've probably never heard of. Despite containing not one note of music, COLOR ME OBSESSED is a doc that really rocks!



Saturday September 24, 2011 2:10pm - 4:15pm
REDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:50pm

Crude Justice
On April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, killing 11 people and spewing almost five million barrels of oil into the Gulf. Crude Justice explores the damage done by this environmental calamity to the lives and livelihoods of the people who depend on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for their income, their food, and the continuation of their culture, and the legal dilemmas they now face. Shot on location in Louisiana, the 17-minute video project looks at the difficulties of ordinary people seeking fair compensation and a secure future for their families in the face of corporate domination of the courts, statutes favoring big business, judges with ties to the oil and gas industries, and the uncertainties that accompany an incident where the long-term effects may not be known for years. The film is narrated by actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. and features interviews with environmental law experts and local leaders in the Gulf fishing community. Interviewees discuss the legal challenges facing victims of the spill, thousands of whom are seeking compensation and accountability from BP. Crude Justice tells the story of damaged lives, but also of the fighting spirit and resilience of people who understand that what is threatened is not just justice for the victims of the spill, but the integrity of the American judicial system itself.

Saturday September 24, 2011 2:50pm - 3:10pm
WILDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:00pm

Cartography of Loneliness

The documentary, 'Cartografía de la soledad' (Cartography of Loneliness), is akin to a map tracing the emotions and feelings of women who find themselves totally alone on losing their husbands in three countries, India, Nepal and Afghanistan.The choice of these three countries which are so near each other and have significant ethnic and religious differences is not by chance. India is the country with the most widows in the world, totaling over 45 million. In Nepal, half of the female population is widowed or have been abandoned by their husbands: they are called 'child widows' or baikaylas. Afghanistan has the highest proportion of widows in the world after 30 years of war.Tradition, society and religion have determined the course of their lives following their husbands' deaths. Many widows are abandoned by their families, or victim of women trafficking, or condemned to social ostracism.War, AIDS and child marriages are the main factors behind these figures.After living with them for 4 months, there have been impressive stories in a very determined historical, social and religious context, and also the medicine, human rights and education are intertwined in their lives.


Saturday September 24, 2011 3:00pm - 4:15pm
CHAIRMAN'S BOARDROOM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:00pm

SH-BOOM: Quest for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The year is 1954, and the Chords are about to make history all over again.There are 101 stories on the way to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, none quite as unique as the boys who started it all.The story will take an in-depth look at their trails and tribulations. Their conquests and achievements from the birth of the ground breaking classic, "Sh-Boom”, written in Buddy McRae's Buick convertible.And its unintentional debut, a cosmic accident, when Huggy Boy, a DJ in Los Angeles decided to play the "B”-side of a record just for the hell of it and spun a little of history."Sh-Boom"sold 100,000 copies in just seven days. Many music historians considered it the first Rock & Roll hit. Topping the charts at #1 and staying there for 14 consecutive weeks, making The Chords the first Rhythm & Blues group to crack pop music's top ten!Prior to "Sh-Boom”, "race music"hits were confined to black radio stations and jukeboxes in African American nightclubs. Through unprecedented record sales, in spite of a country divided and at war with itself. And offer a macro look at the racial climate in America, the civil rights movement through the turbulent ‘50s & ‘60s and how that prejudice impacted the microcosm of the music business and ultimately the fate of the Chords.

Saturday September 24, 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
REDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:10pm

Katrina Cop In The Superdome
KATRINA COP IN THE SUPER DOME explores the experiences of a black member of the New Orleans Police Department and assorted other New Orleans residents during their stay in the Louisiana Super dome during and after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005. Issues of race, class, government response and responsibility, and political rivalries interweave with personal stories of challenges faced and decisions made.


Saturday September 24, 2011 3:10pm - 4:35pm
WILDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:25pm

TANZANIA: A Friendship Journey
TANZANIA a Friendship JourneyChanging the world one friendship at a time TANZANIA a Friendship Journey is a new feature-length documentary shot throughout Tanzania from the cities of Dar es Salaam and Mwanza, to the summit of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro in sub-zero temperatures, to the sweltering plains of the Serengeti, to the impoverished village of Nkwenda. The film captures Venance Ndibalema's journey home after his pursuit of a higher education in the States. He returns nine years later to his homeland with one of his closest American friends, Kristen Kenney. Venance introduces Kristen to the ancient culture, the contemporary poverty, and the eternal spirituality of his motherland. We watch Venance as he struggles to blend his newly learned western philosophy with that of tribal life; at the same time Kristen experiences a life-changing transformation by observing first-hand the daily struggle to survive for many living on the continent. It is a dramatic, emotional, visually stunning odyssey that challenges and changes our protagonists forever.

Saturday September 24, 2011 3:25pm - 5:20pm
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:35pm

Inside The Perfect Circle: The Odyssey Of Joel Thome

An intriguing music documentary about world-traveled composer and conductor Joel Thome, 'Inside The Perfect Circle' provides a close personal look at Thome's career and philosophy. He collaborated extensively with Frank Zappa arranging the eccentric rock icon's elaborate music for symphony orchestra and rock band. He was awarded a Grammy for his work with Zappa and guitarist Steve Vai, and was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He composed the music to Pablo Picasso's only play, and completed many other projects furthering modern music. After suffering a debilitating stroke in 1998, Joel lost the use of his left arm and was forced to undergo years of recovery. Using music as a resource for healing, he was able to resume composing and returned to the stage to perform his graphically notated mandala scores. The performance was featured at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City in September 2009.Soundtracked by the brilliantly eccentric Scorchio Quartet, the film is filled with modern music captured live, emanating a meditative and serene sonic backdrop. Meanwhile, the mandala paintings of abstract artist Harry C. Doolittle swell in the background, assembling and deconstructing on a big screen in sync to the live concert. The documentary includes rehearsal footage, interviews with musicians, colleagues, and performers, archival video, and performance footage. The journey of Joel Thome is an unusual story of dedication, love, and unquestionable genius; the story of a composer who constantly strived to break the mold and explore uncharted territories in music and in life.



Saturday September 24, 2011 3:35pm - 4:40pm
COCO PLUM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:35pm

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

EVERYDAY SUNSHINE is a documentary about Fishbone, musical pioneers who have been rocking on the margins of pop culture for the past 25 years. From the streets of South Central-Los Angeles and the competitive Hollywood music scene of the 1980's, the band rose to prominence, only to fall apart when on the verge of 'making it.' Suave but serious, Laurence Fishburne narrates EVERYDAY SUNSHINE, an entertaining cinematic journey into the personal lives of this unique Black rock band, an untold story of fiercely individual artists in their quest to reclaim their musical legacy while debunking the myths of young Black men from urban America. Highlighting the parallel journeys of a band and their city, EVERYDAY SUNSHINE explores the personal and cultural forces that gave rise to California's legendary Black punk sons that continue to defy categories and expectations.



Saturday September 24, 2011 3:35pm - 5:35pm
PALMS NORTH - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:40pm

March On
March On invites you to the 2009 National Equality March, sharing the lives five families; from planning, packing, commuting and marching for their rights. Combined with footage from past marches, interviews with people from all over the country, chanting and marching up Pennsylvania Ave to Congress, capturing the power and pride of the speakers, March On takes you right to this fantastic and historic event. Why did people take time off work, spend money and travel to Washington DC? What were their hopes and how did it change their lives. March On offers the stories of two moms who made a road trip to states where there is marriage equality and started a website~ AreWeMarried.Com, a married lesbian couple from California who are one of the 18,000 allowed to marry before Prop 8, a New York gay couple who have been together 32 years and wrestled with religious bigotry, a man who served in the Navy for 5 years and was dismissed under Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and a life long activist who has traveled this road for over 40 years. You will see Lady Gaga, Lt. Dan Choi, Michelle Clunie, Cleve Jones, and Cynthia Nixon. You will see the queer youth who led the march, visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and sit on the grass in front of Congress but, more importantly, you will meet people who are courageous and inspiring, who came to Washington DC, October 11, 2009 to demonstrate that they believe in Equality.


Saturday September 24, 2011 3:40pm - 5:50pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:55pm

Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco

Stage Left: a story of theater in San Francisco is a celebration of a unique theater community. Inspired by a Western history of risk taking and exploration, a climate of political and social activism, a particular multicultural mix, and a geography that is seismically unstable, San Francisco theater artists focused on pushing the boundaries of the form. Their interest in redefining performance'where it takes place, how it is staged, and what it encompasses'has had a lasting influence on theater in the United States and around the world. The film traces the evolution of contemporary theater in the Bay Area including: The San Francisco Actor's Workshop, which premiered and staged works by the most avant-garde playwrights of its day; the SF Mime Troupe with its long history of political engagement; the Magic Theatre's relationship with Sam Shepard, one of America's most important playwrights; the Cockettes and Theater Rhinoceros, who reveled in alternative and gay culture; the groundbreaking experimentation in the 70's and 80's of George Coates, Soon 3, Snake Theater, The Blake Street Hawkeyes and Antenna Theater; and the world premiere of Angels in America at the Eureka Theater in 1991. The third largest theater community in the United States continues to flourish; creating rich and distinctive multi-disciplinary theater that inspires artists and audiences alike. 68 interviews. Directed by Austin Forbord. Produced by Rapt Productions. Narrated by Marga Gomez. Commissioned by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.



Saturday September 24, 2011 3:55pm - 5:15pm
GUAVA - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

4:35pm

Overlooked Suspect - What If O.J. Simpson Didn't Do It ?'

This made for television documentary raises compelling questions and highlights a 15 year investigation by one of America's leading and acclaimed private investigators William C. Dear, along with a team of internationally recognized scientific and medical experts in their fields. Each expert has come to the same, independent conclusion.The documentary includes references to key communication between the LAPD and agencies responsible for the original trial and lead investigator Dear, making viewers wonder, Why was the Overlooked Suspect we have identified not more vigorously pursued? Was there a cover up?We have distilled 5000 hours of detailed research and investigation into a thought provoking, viewer friendly documentary that will empower the public to decide what they feel about the biggest murder trial of the 20th century.


Saturday September 24, 2011 4:35pm - 5:41pm
WILDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

4:40pm

Boogie With Canned Heat

Follow this compelling story of The American blues rock band Canned Heat.


Saturday September 24, 2011 4:40pm - 7:00pm
COCO PLUM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

5:00pm

THE BIG UNEASY

Five years ago, a disaster struck New Orleans. The media said it was a natural disaster and the media were wrong.In his feature-length documentary The Big Uneasy, humorist and New Orleans resident Harry Shearer gets the inside story of a disaster that could have been prevented from the people who were there. You meet the investigators who poked through the muck as the water receded and a whistle-blower from the Army Corps of Engineers, revealing that some of the same flawed methods responsible for the catastrophic levee failures during Katrina are being used to rebuild the system expected to protect New Orleans from future peril.


Saturday September 24, 2011 5:00pm - 6:45pm
REDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

5:15pm

Aglow
AGLOW is the second film in a series that takes a look at contemporary working artists. Artists who must work, who must sell, who must be productive, in order to continue their work, in order to live, in order to raise their families.AGLOW, and the Under the Radar series is about artists who are recognized, but who are not celebrities.AGLOW takes a look at the art of Paul Chojnowski, the nation's most renown practitioner of the art of drawing with fire. In this emotionally moving filmwe follow the artist as his work is chosen todecorate the set of a major Hollywood film, and watch as Chojnowski's tumultuous personal life inevitably infiltrates his choice of subject. Along the way, we gain insight into how the modern artist juggles all the demands of the artistic life, and also that of parent, husband, and breadwinner as well.

Saturday September 24, 2011 5:15pm - 5:45pm
GUAVA - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

5:20pm

Challenging Impossibility

CHALLENGING IMPOSSIBILITY chronicles the weightlifting odyssey of the late spiritual teacher and peace advocate Sri Chinmoy. Known worldwide for his message of oneness, Sri Chinmoy dedicated his life to inspiring people to go beyond their limits by using the strength developed through meditation. In this spirit, Sri Chinmoy offered hundreds of peace concerts at venues like Lincoln Center and Royal Albert Hall, gave lectures at institutions like Harvard and Oxford, wrote hundreds of books about philosophy and peace and sponsored a number of humanitarian outreach programmes.Surprisingly, at the age of 53, the Indian-born mystic took up weightlifting. Already an advocate of the necessity of physical fitness in the spiritual life, the New York City-based Guru was inspired to demonstrate the tangible power of inner peace by performing incredible, but real feats of strength.Sri Chinmoy's lifts were featured on hundreds of newscasts globally, including on CNN, Fox, ESPN and NBC affiliates. Some were standard. Others were designed to captivate. He lifted not only plate weights, but elephants, rock stars and airplanes.CHALLENGING IMPOSSIBILITY focuses on an exhibition he held on 13 November 2004 where he lifted a total of 200,408 pounds. He was 73 years old at the time. In the audience were dozens of renowned strength athletes and bodybuilders.Featuring: Bill Pearl, Frank Zane, Carl Lewis and Hugo Girard. Appearances by Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.



Saturday September 24, 2011 5:20pm - 5:55pm
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

5:35pm

Arabic Fusion, The Sound Between The Notes
Arabic FusionThe sound between the notes.Situated at the crossroads of cultures the Arabic world has long been influenced by travelers across its lands. The documentary showcases the scope of modern Arabic music, ranging from traditional, acoustic sounds to contemporary interpretations of Arabic Fusion.The journey takes us through the pillars of Arabic music: percussion, strings and voice. We explore the evolution of the genre and their compositions that led the way for fusion artists in the contemporary world. FEATURED ARTISTS:- Blue Bedouin www.last.fm/music/Blue+Bedouin - Dahab www.myspace.com/dahab- Guy Manoukian www.guymanoukian.com- Hiba www.hibalive.com- Kamal Musallam www.kamalmusallam.net- Khalil Ghadri www.khalilghadri.com- Malika www.myspace.com/mallikaeffect- Mashrou' Leila www.myspace.com/mashrou3leila- Sabrine www.sabrinedarbuka.com- Yasser Habeeb http://arabmusique.blogspot.com/2009/05/yasser-habib.html - Zeid Hamdan www.myspace.com/shiftz - Ziryab www.belovedmusika.com/ziryab


Saturday September 24, 2011 5:35pm - 6:10pm
PALMS NORTH - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

5:50pm

MISTURA'. THE POWER OF FOOD

In Peru, cooking and eating go beyond the kitchen.The nation's passion for food transcends pots and pans,Peru finds in its cuisine its missing ingredient: A way to celebrate being Peruvian. A way to love, show respect and be proud.MISTURA, the gastronomic fair that happens in Lima every September, is the best example.This documentary manages to capture a slice of the immense spectrum of experiences that are simmered in Mistura every year. A place where cooks and patrons passionately teach us not only about food but most importantly about life.



Saturday September 24, 2011 5:50pm - 6:30pm
GUAVA - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

5:50pm

I Am

Having lost the opportunity to tell her mother that she is a lesbian, a young Indian filmmaker in search of answers, travels across India to meet with parents of other gay and lesbian South Asians. I Am is a personal and revealing film that journeys to a landscape where being gay was until recently a criminal and punishable offense. With courage, determination, and humor, families share untold stories that have thus far remained in the realm of secrecy and silence. It is a unique and groundbreaking film that defies the very genre of documentary filmmaking.


Saturday September 24, 2011 5:50pm - 7:05pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

6:10pm

MATCH UP

In this exciting film about love and friendship, a rebellious girl Jet
and her two best friends, Birdie and Swirls have the time of their
life staying true to their childhood motto, "forever young!"
But deep inside, Jet wants love and wonders, how will she find someone
when she feels so different. Will Jet ever find her match?

 

**Special Screening to Raise Funds for http://brickbybrickfortanzania.org**

Voluntary donations accepted at the door for this wonderful cause.


Saturday September 24, 2011 6:10pm - 6:25pm
PALMS NORTH - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

6:25pm

Fito Espinola Concert

Concert for Brick by Brick for Tanzania. Please click on the link for "Fito Espinola" to learn more about this musican. 


Artists
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Fito Espinola

Fito is one of the hottest young guitarist and singers in South Florida. Of Guaraní Indians descendent, Espinola was born to a family of musical talents from Paraguay. At the age of 14, he began to study at the Institute for Classical Guitar “Mangoré” (Nickname of Agustin Barrios – The Greatest Paraguayan Classical Composer of all times), in Asunción. At the age of 17... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2011 6:25pm - 7:15pm
PALMS NORTH - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

7:10pm

Grace & Mercy

GRACE & MERCY is a feature documentary that interweaves the tireless work of Marie Jose Poux who runs an orphanage responsible for over 60 children and her brother, Ben Constant, who is the "Mayor"of one of the largest tent cities in Port-au-Prince. Combining unprecedented access with cinema-vérité footage, director Luis Peña paints a beautiful portrait of a brother and sister team who have dedicated their lives to rebuilding their home country of Haiti. Shot over the course of the year following the devastating January 12th earthquake, the film aims to shows how Haiti survives -- no matter what -- and will one day thrive again. TRT: 55 minutes. Produced by Parlay Media and Penabrand.



Saturday September 24, 2011 7:10pm - 8:10pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

7:15pm

THE INVOCATION

A Worldwide exploration of the notion of 'God' and Peace through Religion, Spirituality, Science, History, Politics and Arts. From India to Japan to South America to South Africa to Europe to across the USA let's take a journey through the mind and visions of world leaders inspiring us and uniting us about the notion of wholeness and oneness. This will lead to world Peace and a sustainable level of Peace. Listen to the wiseness of leaders such as Deepak Chopra, Michael Beckwith, Malcolm Mc Dowell, Stewart Copeland, The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Dave Stewart and enjoy the music of Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.



Saturday September 24, 2011 7:15pm - 8:50pm
PALMS NORTH - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

8:30pm

DocMiami/Life Is Art Filmmaker Lounge & Art Sale to Benefit Brick By Brick for Tanzania

Special Thanks to our Partner LIFE IS ART and in COLLABORATION with PARK PROJECT, STARMAR EVENTS, EVENT X, NATIVE FILMS & CONTEMPO LINEN....DocMiami will be hosting a FILMMAKER NETWORKING LOUNGE and ART SALE. 100% of all proceeds from art sold during this event benefit http://brickbybrickfortanzania.org/


Saturday September 24, 2011 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Palms South - Doral Golf Resort & Spa
 
Sunday, September 25
 

10:00am

FUNDING & DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR DOCUMENTARY

Please join our expert panel: Jose Luis Martinez, Creative Director at the Miami World Cinema Center (MWCC),  Juan Carlos Zaldivar, award winning filmmaker, Sundance Fellow and Professor at Miami International University.  Alyn Darnay, multi-award winning writer, producer, director and author. (Marly Quinconces, Moderator)


Speakers
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Jose Luis Martinez

Creative & Business Development, Miami World Cinema Center
Jose Luis Martinez began his career in the Miami modeling/talent industry as an agent for models and actors. After moving to Los Angeles, Jose Luis spent the better part of four years on a motion picture desk at International Creative Management (ICM) one of the leading “power brokers” in the Motion Picture Production Department, which represents award winning below-the-line talent. Jose Luis recently moved back to Miami to work on... Read More →
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Marlene Quincoces

Marlene Quincoces is endearingly and best known as "Marly Q.". She is the CEO - Chief Events Officer of StarMar Events. She is an effervescent social entrepreneur and philanthropist with an unquenchable thirst for service and over ten years of professional event planning, management and leadership experience. She is the CPO – Chief PARK Officer, of PARK Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to spread the message... Read More →
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Monica Rosales

Executive Director, DocMiami Film Festival
Monica Rosales is Executive Director and co-founder of the DocMiami International Film Festival which honored Grammy Winner, Willy Chirino in 2012, Multi-Grammy Winner, Carlos Santana in 2011 and Latin Grammy Winner Olga Guillot in 2010. The "Queen of El Bolero" Olga Guillot accepted the “El Rey” Tito Puente Contribution to the Arts Award which was presented to her by none other than, Tito Puente, Jr.  Monica, has served as a... Read More →
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Juan Carlos Zaldivar

Juan Carlos Zaldivar. A filmmaker and video artist, Zaldívar completed both his BFA and a Masters of Fine Arts at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also taught as an adjunct faculty. His film and video art works have been screened at many festivals worldwide and on PBS, ABC, IFC, Showtime and WE. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. His directing credits include "90 Miles" (PBS), "The... Read More →



Sunday September 25, 2011 10:00am - 11:15am
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

11:15am

ACQUISITIONS & DISTRIBUTION TV & DVD

Join our expert panel Neal Hecker WPBT, Vice President, Channel 2 PBS; Patrick de Bokay, CEO Miami World Cinema Center and Melissa Mackenzie, Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing for Maverick Entertainment Group. (Marly Quinconces, Moderator)


Speakers
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Patrick de Bokay

Patrick de Bokay CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Mr. de Bokay possesses a cornucopia of business and creative film industry knowledge and experience. Through deep and penetrating insight into the inner workings of the film industry, he uses his passion and dedication to realize the dreams and visions of independent filmmakers. With over 30 years of experience in both the film industry and the marketing and advertising agency worlds, he draws on... Read More →
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Neal Hecker

Chief Content Officer, WPBT Channel 2 PBS
In May 1998, Neal Hecker joined the staff of WPBT in Miami as Program Manager and was promoted within the year to Director of Programming, where he was responsible for the acquisition and scheduling of all the station’s programming. In 2012 Neal was promoted to the newly created position of Chief Content Officer, where he continues to handle all content for WPBT as well as WPBT2’s multicast channels, new media and uVu, the community... Read More →
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Melissa Mackenzie

Senior Vice President Worldwide Film Acquisitions & Creative Development, Maverick Entertainment Group
Melissa Mackenzie holds the position of Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing for Maverick Entertainment Group. She is responsible for leading the marketing efforts of Maverick Entertainment Group (MEG); working closely with the senior management team to develop marketing strategies and managing the successful execution of those plans. MS. Mackenzie oversees all marketing efforts from creative concept to market rollout for both... Read More →
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Marlene Quincoces

Marlene Quincoces is endearingly and best known as "Marly Q.". She is the CEO - Chief Events Officer of StarMar Events. She is an effervescent social entrepreneur and philanthropist with an unquenchable thirst for service and over ten years of professional event planning, management and leadership experience. She is the CPO – Chief PARK Officer, of PARK Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to spread the message... Read More →
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Monica Rosales

Executive Director, DocMiami Film Festival
Monica Rosales is Executive Director and co-founder of the DocMiami International Film Festival which honored Grammy Winner, Willy Chirino in 2012, Multi-Grammy Winner, Carlos Santana in 2011 and Latin Grammy Winner Olga Guillot in 2010. The "Queen of El Bolero" Olga Guillot accepted the “El Rey” Tito Puente Contribution to the Arts Award which was presented to her by none other than, Tito Puente, Jr.  Monica, has served as a... Read More →



Sunday September 25, 2011 11:15am - 12:55pm
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Peace Through Education: Stealing The Light

Peace Through Education: Stealing the Light tells of Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti's struggle to give the gifts of literacy and educational opportunity to the next generation of Afghan children. In 2001, his hard work was realized â€" he opened a school on family property in his home village of Shin Kalay, in the war-torn Helmand Province of Afghanistan. 16 Students attended that first year, both boys and girls. Success followed success and by 2008 the student body swelled to over 1200 students attending daily, over 400 of them female. And the school had grown physically, too, into a safe, walled compound with classroom facilities for boys and girls, a library and computer lab, dormitories for the staff, a well and generators. Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti's Green Village School became a welcomed focus for the entire community. Sadly, tragedy struck mid-October 2008; an unidentified group entered the village and at gunpoint looted the institution, bulldozed it, and destroyed everything, leaving the school a heap of rubble on the ground. Through the words of former students, teachers and local officials, Mohammad and his family, we learn of the importance of the school to students and the entire village, we witness its loss and the devastating aftermath, and follow Mohammad's emotional journey to rebuild. Stealing the Light seeks to answer the question of whether and how literacy and education promote peace and opportunity in conflict affected countries.


Sunday September 25, 2011 1:00pm - 1:55pm
REDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

FINDING FIDEL: THE JOURNEY OF ERIK DURSCHMIED

Finding Fidel tells the remarkable story of a young cameraman's 1958 journey to Cuba's Sierra Maestra mountains, to interview the little known rebel leader. A month later, Castro's band of fighters rolled victoriously into Havana. The Revolution was won, and Erik Durschmied's exclusive interview introduced the world to the charismatic new Cuban leader. "There is no Communism or Marxism in our idea,"Fidel insists. "Our political philosophy is representative democracy and social justice in a well-planned economy."Durschmied's scoop launched his 30 year career as one of the top war cameramen in the world, from Vietnam to the Congo, Afghanistan and Iraq. On the 50th Anniversary of the Revolution, Durschmied returns to Cuba on a journey back to Castro's guerrilla camp in the mountains. He arrives shortly after an ailing Fidel has handed power over to his brother Raul, and finds an island waiting for change. Award winning filmmaker Bay Weyman interweaves the rarely-seen interview of the young Fidel, with Durschmeid's reflections on the lost promise of Castro's Revolution, creating a compelling narrative that explores the hinge of fate, the vagaries of history, and the power of media in both men's lives. But Finding Fidel is at it's heart a personal journey. As his Cuban travels unfold Durschmied also considers his own life, reflecting on the significance and the burden of his career as he returns in an emotional full circle to where it all began. The journey of Erik Durschmied. What's 50 years in a man's life?


Sunday September 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) wrote the classic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God about a black woman's search for love in the gritty pioneer days of early Florida. Hurston was also an anthropologist who collected the stories of ex-slaves and filmed Southern black culture. This film tells Zora's life story, and includes reenactments of a 1941 interview with Hurston at a New York radio station.



Sunday September 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
PALMS NORTH - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Bodmers Reise

On May 17, 1832 the German ethnologist and naturalist Prince Maximilian zu Wied and the young Swiss Artist Karl Bodmer set out on a long and adventurous journey into the vast prairies of North America to explore and document the Native American culture. The resulting images from Bodmer and the Prince's records are to this day the most important and original testimony of the Native Americans of North-America.We follow Bodmer's adventurous two-year journey along the Missouri River with pictures, interviews and reenactments, while we travel through nine States and visit six Indian Reservations. To conclude our historical journey, we include pictures of the current situation of the North American Indians, 176 years later.



Sunday September 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:35pm
GUAVA - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Expect a Miracle

The untouchables in India are the most oppressed social group in the planet. A Spanish Jesuit arrived in the poorest district of the country almost fifty years ago and completely changed their lives and minds through The Silent Revolution. Through their most intimate confessions, the untouchables of this part of India invite us to witness how to eradicate poverty and its consequences. It´s a spiritual and magical journey that can restore our faith in our fellow man and in the power of our own actions.


Sunday September 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:35pm
WILDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Florida Crackers
The story of the Florida Crackers dates back to 1521, when Juan Ponce de Leon landed in what later became Florida and introduced the first cattle and horses into North America. Centuries later, settlers of mainly Celtic and British descent began moving into Florida and rounding up the Spanish cattle and horses. Descendants of these pioneering families are still working the land and raising the cattle that their families have owned for generations. 'Florida Crackers' has captured the story of these real-life modern cowboys: their history, their culture, and the uncertain future they face as they strive to preserve their way of life in a fast-paced modern world.


Sunday September 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:35pm
COCO PLUM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

The Free China Junk

An ocean road movie against the odds... In 1955 Formosa (Taiwan), six young men set out on a journey to find their own version of freedom. With no boat and no prior sailing experience, they apply to enter a trans-Atlantic yacht race in an attempt to venture out of Taiwan. As luck would have it, the five Chinese-born crew find a young American Vice-Consul who agrees to issue US visas -- and who later asks to join and film the voyage. With nothing more than an old Chinese junk called 'Free China', a 16mm camera, color film stock, and their youthful courage, the crew sets sail from Taiwan to California. After various fits and starts, and a host of near-deadly obstacles (including typhoon Anna and captain overboard), the men arrive in San Francisco to a hero's welcome. Their story is 'THE FREE CHINA JUNK', a feature-length film that documents the experiences of five young men who risk their lives to journey beyond the tense environment of 1955 Formosa and the diplomat who records and befriends them. According to featured maritime historian Dr. Hans Van Tilburg the Free China junk is the oldest surviving Chinese wooden sailing junk. Now successful men in their 80s (including a retired university professor of physics in California, and a T'ai Chi master in New Zealand), 'The Free China Junk' celebrates their adventurous spirit as it challenges new generations to define their own destiny. FILM FESTIVALS: New Zealand International Film Festival 2010, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2010



Sunday September 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:45pm
CHAIRMAN'S BOARDROOM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:00pm

Age of Champions
Every two years, more than 12,000 athletes from across the country compete in the National Senior Games. Age of Champions is the inspiring story of four competitors all chasing a dream.Roger Gentilhomme is a 100-year-old tennis champion from Massachusetts. He's fought through cancer, arthritis, hernias, hay fever, and a recent concussion on the court. Adolph Hoffman is a cattle rancher, World War II veteran, and track and field athlete from Somerset, Texas. This year, he hopes to break the world record in pole vaulting for the 85-89 age group. However, his top rival Earl Blassengame is looking to unseat him in the discus, shotput, and javelin.The Tigerettes are five-time women's basketball gold medalists from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Off the court, they are charming Southern belles and caring grandmothers. On the court, they transform into winner-take-all competitors who will dive, push, and elbow their way to another title.Brad and John Tatum are African-American swimmers from Washington, DC. As children, the brothers learned to swim in the Potomac River because there were no integrated pools. They kept their passion for swimming alive until finally getting their chance to shine as senior Olympians.For these athletes, their participation in the Games is more than a sports story. It's a metaphor for the struggles facing all senior citizens'illness, the death of loved ones, and finding purpose in old age.


Sunday September 25, 2011 1:00pm - 2:50pm
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

1:55pm

Cultures of Resistance

Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, traveling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promote change. This is their story. From IRAN, where the graffiti and rap became tools in fighting back the regime, to BURMA, where monks acting in the tradition of Gandhi take on a dictatorship, moving on to BRAZIL, where musicians reach out to slum kids and transform guns into guitars, and ending in PALESTINIAN refugee camps in LEBANON, where photography, music, and film have given a voice to those rarely heard, CULTURES OF RESISTANCE explores how art and creativity can be the ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.Featuring: Medellín poets for peace, Capoeira masters from Brazil, Niger Delta militants, Iranian graffiti artists, women's movement leaders in Rwanda, Lebanon's refugee filmmakers, U.S. political pranksters, indigenous Kayapó activists from the Xingu River, Israeli dissidents, hip-hop artists from Palestine, and many more...


Sunday September 25, 2011 1:55pm - 3:15pm
REDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:30pm

Zapata Vive

Zapata Lives is a collection of testimonies gathered from relatives, mates and friends of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a young Cuban laborer advocate of human rights who died in a Cuban prison after 85 days in a hunger strike on February 2010. There are interviews conducted in different places in the United States, Spain and Cuba. These last recordings were done under very difficult conditions and obsolete and defficient equipments in spite of people knowing their testimonies may well legally incriminate them. This documentary revisits Zapata Tamayo's life from his infancy, his years as a boxer, his fight in favor of the defense of Human Rights in Cuba and the testimony of his prison inmates. It also includes testimonies from the Ladies in White about Zapata's death, about his beatings and how his jailers denied him water. It's a blunt description about how solid his convictions were and his decision to die in defense of his ideals without attacking others.



Sunday September 25, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:35pm

ON GAZA'S MIND

Adham Tobail is a social assistant who works in the only mental health institution existent in Gaza. His daily work leads us to Hakim, a nine year old kid who suffers post-traumatic stress due to an Israeli attack upon his neighborhood. Or to Midhat, a family man hunted by phobias that won't let him have a normal life as he unleashes his frustrations upon his wife and kids. We also meet Ashraf, a schizophrenic who can't have regular access to medicine due to the Israel's economic blockade for civilians goods. Or Taami, a deeply depressed elderly man who's only means to survival is the support of his family. And Misho, a kid severely wounded after an attack of the Israeli troops who fights to recover in a rehab center, completing the portrait of these five characters.This documentary was shot between March and June 2008, just a few months before the Israeli Army launched an unprecedented attack on Gaza which caused 1,400 casualties 400 of which were children.



Sunday September 25, 2011 2:35pm - 3:35pm
WILDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:35pm

Polterguys

Tourists quest to Key West in search of Hemingway's home and Buffett's haunts, a laid back vibe and breathtaking sunsets. But when the sun goes down on paradise, some swear ghosts and ghouls come out to play. Leading the poltergeist pack are high-spirited, flesh and-blood characters, who are larger than life... and death. Polterguys is the hilarious documentary that takes an inside look at Key West's most popular ghost tour company. Meet the cloaked men and women who make a living telling haunted tales on shadowy streets, ghost-busting by lantern light.


Sunday September 25, 2011 2:35pm - 3:35pm
COCO PLUM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:35pm

THE SON OF THE OLIVE MERCHANT

After marrying Mathew, Anna ( of Polish origin) inherited a name which has historical meaning. An Armenian name with Turkish intonations which permitted Garabed , the grandfather of Mathew, to escape the 1915 genocide.For their honeymoon they went to Turkey. With camera in hand, they traced the footsteps of Garabed, they are determined to learn more about Mathew's Armenian origins.A voyage which brings them to the heart of East Anatolia, cradle of the Armenian civilization, which has lived in these lands for more than three thousand years, and of which all traces seem to have disappeared. A road trip across the country mixing Animation, investigative film and historic documentary to report a sad confirmation:Tour guides, archaeological museum directors, historians, economists, and day guides tell a hallucinating story which has lasted more than 70 years.A State denial which has become an institution in itself , has rewrote the history books pretending that there was a genocide, but a genocide committed by the Armenians against the Turks.A painful but necessary proof to expose denial : a criminal's rhetoric to show that he is not guilty.


Sunday September 25, 2011 2:35pm - 3:55pm
GUAVA - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:35pm

Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt

Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt is about an America that has all but disappeared, when lucrative business deals were cemented by a handshake and state of the art automobiles were designed on the backs of envelopes. It tells the story of an unsung hero and self-made man, David Abbott Jenkins, who, with almost superhuman stamina and boyish charm, set out to single-handedly break every existing land speed record on his beloved Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah. Seventy years later, many of 'Ab's' records remain unbroken and the legacy lives on in his custom car. Looking like something Batman would have owned, the story comes full circle when Ab's son Marv, restores the 12-cylinder, 4800-pound "Mormon Meteor"to its glory days for a ceremonial lap on the salt. The film features pristine archival footage of Ab, Marv, and their races, as well as recently shot HD interviews with a stellar list of car and racing aficionados (including Jay Leno and Col. Andy Green, the current land speed holder). The car resides in Salt Lake City's Price Museum of Speed (www.pricemuseumofspeed.org) and will be visiting select cities as part of its Film Festival tour. Boys of Bonneville is that rare animal: an exhilarating film about an unknown American hero which leaves its audience cheering to the rafters and grabbing for their cell phones demanding to know "who is this guy and where can I see this car?”



Sunday September 25, 2011 2:35pm - 4:05pm
PALMS NORTH - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:45pm

MISTURA'. THE POWER OF FOOD

In Peru, cooking and eating go beyond the kitchen.The nation's passion for food transcends pots and pans,Peru finds in its cuisine its missing ingredient: A way to celebrate being Peruvian. A way to love, show respect and be proud.MISTURA, the gastronomic fair that happens in Lima every September, is the best example.This documentary manages to capture a slice of the immense spectrum of experiences that are simmered in Mistura every year. A place where cooks and patrons passionately teach us not only about food but most importantly about life.


Sunday September 25, 2011 2:45pm - 3:25pm
CHAIRMAN'S BOARDROOM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

2:50pm

One Revolution
Waddell's life changed drastically when he broke his back skiing racing at twenty. A promising ski racer, this divergence in his life path rocketed him to dominance in adaptive ski racing. By the end of his athletic career he was the most decorated male Paralympic skier in history, retiring with 13 medals in summer and winter games and a nod as one of PEOPLE Magazine's fifty most beautiful people. Unsatisfied with retirement, Waddell felt compelled to return to sport and honor the achievements of those who paved the way for his athletic career and give back to those who lives are dampened by seemingly insurmountable challenges. As a part of the journey an African man named Tagiri joins Chris on the climb. Tagiri lost his leg in a rockslide on Mt Kilimanjaro in 2006 working as a mountain porter. Since that traumatic event he has struggled to provide for his family. With the help of a new prosthetic leg he ascends Kilimanjaro and begins a new life of unhindered possibilities. Just as Waddell's heroes have influenced him to do the improbable his philanthropy provides the catalyst to change a life in an impoverished and forgotten community.While the eight days on the mountain were grueling physically and mentally, the achievement illustrates Waddell's vision to demonstrate that what happens to you is not nearly as significant as what you do with what happens to you. ONE REVOLUTION hopes to create social change by highlighting differences in ability, daring, and culture.


Sunday September 25, 2011 2:50pm - 3:40pm
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:15pm

HAPPY
HAPPY is a feature documentary that takes us on a global journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. HAPPY combines cutting-edge science from the new field of "positive psychology"with real-life stories of people from around the world whose lives illustrate these findings. We see the story of a beautiful woman named Melissa Moody, a mother of three who had a "perfect life"until the day she was run over by a truck. Disabled for nine years and disfigured for life, amazingly she is happier now than before her accident. Manoj Singh, a rickshaw puller from the slums of Kolkata, India who lives in a hut made of plastic bags with his family, is found to be as happy as the average American. Through these and other stories HAPPY leads us toward a deeper understanding of how the choices we make dramatically effect our sense of well-being and happiness.


Sunday September 25, 2011 3:15pm - 4:35pm
REDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:25pm

Canoe Way: The Sacred Journey
Canoe Way: The Sacred Journey' vividly documents the annual Tribal Journeys canoe paddle. Each year, thousands of Native Americans from Pacific Northwest Coast Nations paddle hundreds of miles in traditional cedar canoes following their ancestral pathways. Families and youth reconnect with the past and each other. Ancient songs, dances, regalia, ceremonies, and language were almost lost are coming back.Witness first hand, through the words and images of a proud people, as they share the story of the resurgence of the cedar canoe societies â€" and how it has opened a spiritual path of healing through tradition.Canoe Way was filmed in high-definition over the last three summers by independent media producers Mark Celletti and Robert Satiacum. In 2003, they formed Cedar Media, a company dedicated to giving a voice to Native Americans. Celletti and Satiacum have participated in Tribal Journeys for 12 years. They built the independent news web site: PuyallupTribalNews.com, which has made a positive impact on tribal politics. They also produced NativeElders.org (video interviews with native elders), NativeArtists.org, and most recently: CanoeWay.org. Director/Editor/Videographer Mark Celletti is Tacoma born of Italian/Norwegian descent. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Pepperdine University, and has worked in digital design and multimedia since 1987. In 1997, Celletti was invited to participate in the Full Circle Paddle and the sweatlodge. Celletti's life has changed dramatically since then as he regularly participates in paddles and sweats and has broad circle of friends in the local native community.


Sunday September 25, 2011 3:25pm - 4:25pm
CHAIRMAN'S BOARDROOM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:30pm

Fariñas, el mulato indomable

Guillermo Farinas is an independent journalist and political dissident. He was ready to sacrifice and risk his own health and life as a means of pressure to achieve change in Cuba. He used hunger strikes to protest and to challenge the lack of freedom of speech in Cuba, carrying the hopes of all those who care for freedom, human rights and democracy.


Sunday September 25, 2011 3:30pm - 3:50pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:35pm

Hookers for Jesus
Hookers for Jesus"follows my experiences with Annie Lobert, a former Las Vegas prostitute turned missionary, over the course of a year and a half that she started a refuge for girls leaving "the game”. Although an observational film, it engages the problems and issues of prostitution by giving faces and personalities to people normally talked about and not to.I first became aware of Annie from a series of hugely popular YouTube broadcasts made with best friend, ex-stripper, Heather. Watching them race around the Las Vegas strip spreading their message of love and hope, it was clear that this was not only religion as I'd never seen it before but also very genuine.Although Annie was motivated by a religious conversion, this film concentrates on the human stories of struggling to improve lives seemingly shunted into dead ends by sexual abuse and male control. And as I spent time around the "Destiny House”, whose approach is based on giving girls back their self esteem, I became personally aware of the individual tragedies so readily covered with make-up and forced smiles. I became their friend, and they responded candidly. I also got to meet families and pimps and spend time in the ghettos. The paths to rehabilitation were never smooth, but the girls always showed a heart-warming resilience and their bright, eccentric personalities give the film life, and a lightness of touch.

Sunday September 25, 2011 3:35pm - 4:30pm
COCO PLUM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:35pm

Behind the Wall

Inspired both by the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 2009 and August 13, 2011, the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, Behind The Wall documents life on both sides of the Wall through the eyes of ordinary citizens from East and West Germany, giving an in-depth and overlooked perspective of life before, during and after the Wall. Through the eyes of a great cross-section of people from the ages of 45 to 87, Behind the Wall explodes some myths existing around the Wall and tells stories ranging from a former policeman who lost his job when the Westerners arrived to a young man risking his life to see what life on the Western side had to offer, to a woman who was unimpressed by the lure of consumerism that marked Western ways. We also experience personal stories from former Eastern Prime Ministers Lothar de Maiziere and Hans Modrow, as well as Gregor Gysi, the head of Germany's Left Party. Dr. Hope M. Harrison, professor at The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and author of "Driving the Soviets Up the Wall: Soviet-East German Relations 1953-1961"provides the historical perspective.



Sunday September 25, 2011 3:35pm - 4:55pm
WILDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:40pm

A Fighting Chance
Kyle Maynard was born a congenital amputee, a condition which left him with arms that end above the elbows and legs that end above the knees. Despite this seemingly insurmountable obstacle, as well as losing his first thirty-five wrestling matches in a row, his determination led him to a standout high school wrestling career where he won over two hundred matches, including three in the state tournament. Now 22, we follow Kyle as he chases his biggest dream: competing in a mixed martial arts fight against an able-bodied competitor.Kyle must juggle training for his fight with his career as a motivational speaker as well as the difficulties of opening his first fitness gym. In addition to his quest to fight, he struggles for normalcy in a world not built for him. We see the world from his perspective, and come to understand his history and motivation. Rejected at the last moment for a fighting license by the state of Georgia, Kyle must look elsewhere for a place to fight. In the face of mounting public opposition in the fighting community and with the extreme difficulty in finding an opponent willing to fight Kyle, the very occurrence of the fight itself is placed in jeopardy.By seeing the world through Kyle's eyes and following him on this journey, we are forced to ask ourselves: what is 'normal', anyway?


Sunday September 25, 2011 3:40pm - 5:40pm
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

3:50pm

Stories from the Bay of Pigs: An Intergenerational Educational Experience

Momentum Miami students prepared for and filmed interviews twenty-seven participants of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.  Through these interviews, Momentum Miami and the students experienced first-hand how these men overcame injury, exile, imprisonment, and, in many cases, torture, to become senators, commissioners, bankers, media personalities, federal agents, military leaders and surgeons.  Though the Bay of Pigs was not a military victory, the end result was that the underpinnings of today's Miami were formed.  And, fifty years after the Invasion, these men continue to impact Miami. With the guidance of MWCC, the students produced four, five minute mini-documentaries, entitled "Stories from the Bay of Pigs: An Intergenerational Educational Experience.” The films centered on the themes of patriotism, courage, brotherhood and legacy.



Sunday September 25, 2011 3:50pm - 4:35pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

4:00pm

John Muir in the New World

John Muir in the New World is a film that follows the life of the Scottish-American naturalist and places his writing, his beliefs, and his nature advocacy in the context of late 19th and early 20th century American history. John Muir has been described by his many devoted fans as a "supersalesman of Nature,"the true founder of the national parks system and the "patron saint"of the environmental movement. This documentary creates a rounded portrait of the man, the influences on him, the historical context in which he operated and the impact Muir had on the modern environmental movement. It shows the associations that made Muir a pioneering spokesman for the conservation movement in the United States. Looking specifically at the emergent field of environmental history and new scholarship on the definition of wilderness..Because so much of what Muir experienced contributed to his worldview, a chronological rendering will allow us to compare his life experiences within the story of the American experience of wilderness. From Wisconsin to Yosemite, Alaska and California --- Muir's arc is from youthful enthusiasm for nature to a fully realized relationship with the American landscape as a naturalist writer, farmer and activist.



Sunday September 25, 2011 4:00pm - 5:25pm
GUAVA - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

4:05pm

Land of The Rising fast Ball: The History of Baseball in Japan

Land of the Rising Fastball and intrepid filmmaker Lance Miccio tell the history of baseball in Japan. From the early days of 1872 till today and as seen through the eyes of those who lived it and those who love it . A documentary team of American and Japanese filmmakers journey across the USA and Japan visting the "Castles of Baseball" such as "Hanshin Koshein Stadium" in Osaka . In Fukuoka the" Yahoo Dome" while also visiting the home of "The Baystars "in Yokohamma, the Tokyo Dome aka The Big Egg and Jingu stadium in Tokyo . The filmmakers submerge themselves in the Yakyu aka Baseball culture . During their travels, they interview Hall of Fame players Sachio Kinugasa and Sekine Junzo plus former Red Sox outfielder and World Series winner Gabe Kapler and former Baltimore Oriole and Angel slugger Doug DeCinces who hit the first homerun in the Tokyo Dome as a member of the Yakult Swallows .Those also incuded are Yale Anthropology Chair William Kelly , Japan 'Hall of Fame Curator' Miwako Atarashi, Sports writers Deanna Rubin and JapaneseBaseball.com founder Michael Westbay . The film is richly narrated by Jeffrey Buckner Ford , aka Buck Ford . Miccio's uses a rich tapestry of imagery in this well crafted project that along with a compelling score by Charlie McAlsiter is woven with Buck Ford's narration to give the viewer a new sense of the history of Japan's national pastime" "BASEBALL"


Sunday September 25, 2011 4:05pm - 5:20pm
PALMS NORTH - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

4:25pm

Bots High
Bots High is an exciting documentary following the adventures of three high school robotics teams battling for first place at a national robotics competition in Miami, Florida. It's a no-holds-barred fight to the death with robot carnage everywhere you look.Genius inventor Will builds robots so powerful they're unstoppable...if only they don't destroy themselves first. The Mechanical Misfits are an all girls team stumbling through their first foray into combat robotics and Elizabeth and Danielle are a formidable pair looking to reign supreme during their last year of high school.In a field dominated by men, Elizabeth and Danielle are a deadly combination of beauty and brains, equally adept with a curling iron or a complex multi-axis computer aided CNC mill. After last year's near success, these two will stop at nothing to win - sacrificing school, relationships - even their friendship. For Elizabeth, winning means proving all doubters wrong - her dream is to earn real respect for her talents, not just her fashion sense. Will was born into the shadow of his father, a hugely successful engineer with numerous patents and inventions to his name. He inherited his father's mind but he struggles with finding focus and discipline. If Will is going to prove himself, he must overcome his own mind. And after he meets Elizabeth he'll have to overcome his hormones as well.Bots High follows these students as they design, build and compete at Nationals - all while surviving high school, first love and adolescence.


Sunday September 25, 2011 4:25pm - 5:50pm
CHAIRMAN'S BOARDROOM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

4:30pm

New Children/New York

NEW CHILDREN/NEW YORK is an intimate portrait of the struggles and perseverance of young immigrants coming of age in inner-city New York. Set in a community workshop in Bushwick, a Latino immigrant and low-income neighborhood of Brooklyn, the documentary follows three young people who are studying filmmaking. Their gripping, self-exploratory films'excerpted throughout the documentary and each exhibiting a distinct voice and style'reveal the confidential perceptions of these youngsters who dramatically straddle the opposing cultures of the U.S. and their homelands. As filmmaking encourages them to reflect on their identities, their family situations and the elusiveness of the "American Dream,"the documentary poignantly portrays how dislocation often comes with hardship, isolation, despair and cultural/familial erosion. NEW CHILDREN/NEW YORK begins as the students interview their families and learn about their pasts. Confronting accounts of lost tradition, family separation and death and destitution, the youth are galvanized to explore their histories to understand who they are, where they come from and where they're going. Their bold and moving films seek to explore these personal questions: 19-year-old Patricia asks, why did my family come to the U.S.? Fausto, 21, wonders if he misses the festivities he participated in back in Ecuador. Desiree, 16, considers how she can express her individuality without offending her family and without feeling personally compromised.NEW CHILDREN/NEW YORK is a window into the hidden experience of being young, poor and Latino in 21st-century America. It is a story of discovery, hope and salvation in an increasingly globalized world.


Sunday September 25, 2011 4:30pm - 5:40pm
COCO PLUM - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

4:35pm

Portraits on the Malecon

Filmmaker Sheldon Schiffer, befriends several Havaneros whose relationship with the wall provides meaning and mental subsistence in very different ways. With a 16mm Arriflex camera of a nostalgic vintage, Schiffer invites his subjects to compose a portrait of their most meaningful view on the Malecon - one that symbolizes their station in life, both personally and politically. Each of his subjects, a poet-intellectual, a musician, two prostitutes, an aging historian, and three young students with time on their hands, each connect their personal ambitions and attitudes toward Cuba as they collaborate with the filmmaker to create a cinematic 'portrait' of the seawall, and ultimately one of themselves.



Sunday September 25, 2011 4:35pm - 5:35pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

4:35pm

Bonsai People -The Vision of Muhammad Yunus

Bonsai is a story of human empowerment following the work of Muhammad Yunus from micro-credit to social business. Think of it as "enlightened capitalism"as Prof. Yunus says. Bonsai illuminates the simplicity of this complex subject.Getting on the ground with women who are living on less than a dollar a day, such as Shahnaj, who tragically lost her son to tetanus after stepping on a chicken bone. Going into debt trying to save him, they have tough choices to make: use the money to fix the roof or invest for future returns. Suffering an unexpected downpour, which turns her dirt floor to mud, one wonders if she made the right choice.We also follow Aroti, micro-credit at its finest. With financial success and her sons attending university, Aroti now gives back as a local village council member. Bonsai then expands showing social business in action. With Grameen Danone, we see local farmers sell buckets of milk then turned into yogurt and sold by local ladies in coolers going door to door, much like Avon ladies, bypassing the problem of no refrigeration.The power of social business to tackle social issues from malnourishment, healthcare, alternative energy and education, demonstrates that the possibilities are endless.



Sunday September 25, 2011 4:35pm - 6:00pm
REDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

4:50pm

Burma- A Human Tragedy

In this harrowing documentary the brutal regime of the military Junta in Burma is fully exposed. Through interviews with refugees, survivors and Burma's democratically elected president and Peace Nobel Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the terrifying landscape of an ongoing genocide of the ethnic minorities that flies in the face of international law comes horribly alive. Filmed surreptitiously and under constant life threatening conditions, Burma - A Human Tragedy offers a rare glimpse into the systematic human extermination that has gone pretty much ignored.



Sunday September 25, 2011 4:50pm - 6:15pm
WILDWOOD - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

5:25pm

The Mexican Suitcase

Mexican Suitcase tells the story of three lost boxes, found at the bottom of a closet in Mexico City in 2007. Small boxes: red, green and manila, that disappeared in the chaos of Europe at the beginning of World War II. Contained in the Suitcase were 4,500 unique negatives, the work of three friends, who met in Paris between 1936 and 1937, who would become some of the finest photojournalists of their time; exiled from their respective countries, Germany, Poland and Hungary. They were radicals who understood the dangers of fascism. They traveled to Spain together to fight fascism with their cameras. Robert Capa (23) David "Chim"Seymour (28) and Gerda Taro. Throughout the film we learn through their images the story of the war and the exile. The suitcase, a metaphor, takes us through the narrative with the voices and memories of survivors and of the next generation of exiles. This is a film about images taken in the past (1937 to 1939) recovered in our present (2007) that also looks at how a new generation in Spain is beginning to reconcile itself with its own history. Our film looks at the power of memory and asks, who owns our memories? Where do our memories live? Who has power over our narratives and how do we claim our stories and our pasts.



Sunday September 25, 2011 5:25pm - 6:25pm
GUAVA - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

5:25pm

Baby Let Your Hair Hang Down

The film follows one girl on her journey from discovery to acceptance of her Alopecia Areata (immune related hair loss.) Before she had the condition Georgia worked as a hair model, actress and comedian and relied heavily on her appearance. When she lost her hair she was forced to completely reassess the life she had chosen for herself. We go with her from doctor to doctor trying to find a cure, which she soon discovers doesn't exist. We cry and laugh with her as she comes to terms with the fact that right now her only choice is acceptance. Once she makes this choice her world turns into the world she had always hoped for â€" one of sharing, giving back and filled with amazing children. At the end of the film Georgia realizes that whether she has hair or not doesn't matter at all. The difference she can make in other people's lives by being loud and proud about her Alopecia Areata is a bigger gift than anything she could ever hope for.Although this is a documentary about a medical condition it is full of comedy and lightness; and Georgia's approach to her condition prevents the audience from taking it, or her, too seriously.The film features appearances by Alopecians of all ages, a number of comedians, two doctors who work with alopecia areata every day of their lives, a wig maker and a stylist, Georgia's family and friends and a puppet who has alopecia areata.



Sunday September 25, 2011 5:25pm - 6:50pm
PALMS NORTH - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

5:25pm

DocMiami/Life Is Art Filmmaker Lounge & Art Sale to Benefit Brick By Brick for Tanzania

Special Thanks to our Partner LIFE IS ART and in COLLABORATION with PARK PROJECT, STARMAR EVENTS, EVENT X, NATIVE FILMS & CONTEMPO LINEN....DocMiami will be hosting a FILMMAKER NETWORKING LOUNGE and ART SALE. 100% of all proceeds from art sold during this event benefit http://brickbybrickfortanzania.org/


Sunday September 25, 2011 5:25pm - 8:25pm
Palms South - Doral Golf Resort & Spa

5:35pm

City Of Dreams

A Docudrama commemorating the life, times and people of Port St. Lucie, Florida. The story of one of the most unlikely cities in the United States and the people that drove the dream in spite of many odds. Including one of the most beautiful theme songs you will ever hear!



Sunday September 25, 2011 5:35pm - 7:05pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

5:40pm

Ghost Player

A group of baseball loving, middle aged Midwesterners were going about their lives quite contentedly, until a Hollywood movie came to town and changed everything.



Sunday September 25, 2011 5:40pm - 6:40pm
CYPRESS - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

7:05pm

Town of Surfside Community Center

Special Event X Presentation of the birth of the Town Of Surfside's Community Center.



Sunday September 25, 2011 7:05pm - 7:35pm
JUNIPER - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

8:00pm

AWARDS GALA

Includes Dinner/Awards Ceremony & Concert! The Awards Gala is hosted by Univision 23's Gloria Ordaz. Special performances by: Tito Puente, Jr., Javier Batiz "The Godfather of Mexican Rhythm & Blues", Rich Ferguson & Bo Blount, Kiki Sanchez & Eloy "Rali". Bring your dancing shoes! (Photo from Left to Right: Norberto Pablo Perdomo, Olga Guillot and DocMiami Host Gloria Ordaz
taken, May 30, 2010. Photo Credit: Doral Family Journal, www.doralfamilyjournal.com)


Speakers
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Gloria Ordaz

Gloria is a four time Suncoast Emmy Winner and television investigative reporter for the Univision 23 news team. She began her television career as host of an Entertainment television program on Channel 41, America TeVe where she was promoted to newscaster. As such she covered a variety of stories such as: crime, the economy, education, politics and also Cuban news and developments. DocMiami is truly honored that the beautiful and talented Gloria... Read More →

Artists
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Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra

Fito learned to love the blues in Mexico where he was born. After much success | playing with two of the biggest Latin American bands, Los Sinners and Los | Hooligans and other pop and rock bands during the early ‘60s, he moved to Los | Angeles. There he played with artists such as The Platters, Etta James, The | Rivingtons, and Mary Wells before joining a new band called CANNED HEAT in | 1967. During his 40 years with Canned Heat, Fito has... Read More →
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Bo Blount

A Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer; Bo is primarily a self-taught musician. He studied Music Technology & Production at UCLA and Berklee, and interned at Musicali Records & Publishing (Hollywood). After completing his studies, Bo composed music for several independent films, produced commercial remixes, and recently scored a pilot for an HBO series (“Now”). Over the past year, Bo has been... Read More →
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Eloy "Rali"

Eloy "Rali", received private drum lessons under the direction of Steve Rucker of the University of Miami who played with the Bee Gees. Eloy/Rali has opened up for such acts as: Kenny Rogers, Betty Wright, Gladys Knight and the Pips and Vicky Sue Robinson. Eloy/Rali has recently performed at Shriners auditorium for Rick Shaws Magic Children's Fund, South Florida's Ultimate 60s Rock n' Roll Reunion and is presently the Music Concert... Read More →
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Javier Batiz

Guitarist Javier Batiz, hails from Tijuana, B.C., Mexico but doesn’t play stereotypical Latin American music. Instead, the veteran player has been dubbed “the Godfather of Mexican rock” by those who follow his career, and several notable musicians who have gone on to successful careers in the United States got their starts in Batiz’s bands. In particular, Carlos Santana has acknowledged in print and onstage that Batiz... Read More →
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Kiki Sanchez

Native from Lima, Peru Kiki Sanchez was born into a musical atmosphere. He began his formal education in Peru with Coco Macedo and Edermi Chavez. He became a well-rounded musician by playing with La Peru Salsa All-Stars, Orquesta Majestic (led by his father, Maximo Sanchez) and Anibal Lopez’, La Unica. These experiences were the initial building blocks to his future abroad. He journeyed to the US, settled in Miami, where he played... Read More →
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Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele

Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele an accomplished Master Percussionist, Visual Artist, Sacred Yoruba Choreographer/Dancer and Arts Educator is Int'l Artist in Residence with the Osun's Village & African Caribbean Cultural Arts Corridor. The initiative is a project Of Community Builders HDC, an Int'l Not for Profit/Mutual Benefit OrganIzation based in South Florida. Through his performances, Princ...e reflects on the inspiration for his... Read More →
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Rich Ferguson

There are few writers who have been able to transcend the labels of prose, poetry and storytelling to create a synthesized artform unique to the literary world.  Three come to mind: Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs and Rich Ferguson. The commonalities run deep not surface or perfunctory; the tracking of the seedy human minutiae of existence, the private hell of the greasy pop proletarian, the blurring of the paradoxes of benevolent versus... Read More →
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Tito Puente, Jr.

CEO, Tito Puente Jr Entertainment Inc.
The comparison is inevitable. How could it be otherwise? Tito Puente Jr. carries his father with him – imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. It’s in his looks, his joy, and his music. Tito, Jr. is on a passionate mission. The younger Puente is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father. He refuses to let his father become a distant memory. “He was just too... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Grand Ballroom - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178