Keep an eye on The Barefoot Artist fb page for ‘live’ posts from our trip to Rwanda. Co-Producer/Director Glenn Holsten and editor Ann Tegnell are joining Lily Yeh there to present portions of the film to the genocide survivors village and at the University in Gisenyi.
It’s so exciting, after all this time and effort, to take our piece back to the people who trusted us with their stories. Stay tuned!
Check out our indiegogo campaign to raise finishing funds for Voices Across The Divide.
What if you could explore a forgotten people’s history and better understand one of the most complex conflicts of our time? What if you could act on your understanding and be a part of an international grassroots effort for peace and social change?
Narrated by Alice Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel, Voices Across the Divide follows her personal journey as she begins to understand the Palestinian narrative, while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US.
We invite you to support Voices Across the Divide, a powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through stories usually not heard. Help us share these important stories, and be inspired to make a difference.
This coming Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2 p.m, St. Joseph’s University and the Romero Interfaith Center in El Salvador will present a special screening of Niños de la Memoria.
Director María Teresa Rodriguez will be in attendance to talk about the work and answer questions.
Niños de la Memoria
WED 3/13 / 5:30 / S2
Prod. Kathryn Smith Pyle + María Teresa Rodríguez
Dir. María Teresa Rodríguez
Ed. Ann Tegnell
(El Salvador, 64 min., 2012)
This harrowing documentary, tells the story of the search for hundreds of children who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War. Many were survivors of massacres carried out by the U.S.-trained Salvadoran army. Taken away from the massacre sites by soldiers, some grew up in orphanages or were adopted abroad, losing their history and identity. “Niños de la Memoria” weaves together three separate yet intertwined journeys in the search for family, identity and justice in El Salvador, and asks the larger question: How can a post-war society right the wrongs of the past?
Niños de la Memoria hit the big screen on March 5 and March 6 at the
Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este, Uruguay
Director María Teresa Rodríguez reports full houses and enthusiastic audiences able to immediately understand relationships between what happened in El Salvador and their own histories. By opening the door on some very personal stories within a larger, regional context, Niños takes its place in a long-form discussion about power, global responsibility, human rights, family and identity.
San Antonio, Texas
February 24 at 5pm
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
March 1st 1:45pm
The USA Projects’ fundraising goal for The Barefoot Artist has swept past the $60,000 goal at the end of February. All of us on the film want to thank the 140+ donors for their generosity in supoort of the soon-to-be-completed project. Thank you!
Tango Macbeth has been selected for the best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival Tour. We will be visiting New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, and Paris with ADIFF to promote and spread the word about this unique and vibrant film.
Check out the screening schedule and come play!
We are happy to share the exciting news that the United States Artists campaign to raise finishing funds for The Barefoot Artist documentary is going strong. We are almost there! Thanks to the over 100 wonderful supporters to date who have become stakeholders in the film.
Click on the picture of Lily Yeh below to see the fundraising trailer, visit the USA Projects site, and support the film!
And be inspired by what author and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams had to say about Lily when she nominated The Barefoot Artist for YES! Magazine’s 15th anniversary celebration.
Producer/Directors Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub join us in thanking you all for your support.
Niños de la Memoria has been awarded a CINE Golden Eagle in the Independent Documentary Feature division. That makes three Golden Eagles for Ann Tegnell!