It’s been said that the editor gives a documentary life. But how do you create an editing strategy that allows you to share the story you want to tell? Documentary editor Ann Tegnell speaks about her process with Q & A about post-production and your project.
The Craft of Editing
DATE: Tuesday, December 3, 2013; TIME: 7:00PM – 8:30PM; FALL 2013
to be RESCHEDULED in 2014
If you haven’t heard about it, yet, go here and check it out. It’s the latest project by Glenn Holsten, with Rachel Hollywood Carr project advisor, Ann Tegnell editor, Daniel Traub cinematographer, Willa Rohrer associate producer and Lex Gstein assistant director.
The Place – The Hollywood Beauty Salon is a tiny beauty parlor tucked inside the Germantown Recovery Community, a non-profit mental health facility in Northwest Philadelphia, which is a program of NHS Human Services. The salon is not open to the public, but serves a small clientele in profound ways. Men and women undergoing treatment for mental illness gather here to have their hair done, share stories, and support each other as they rebuild their lives.
The Recovery Model – The Germantown Recovery Community is a community-integrated recovery center that serves persons with behavioral health and addiction challenges. The film presents to a national audience NHS Human Services’ successful execution of a model of mental health care—unique to the city of Philadelphia—that combines both treatment and rehabilitation services that are individualized, choice-based, consumer-driven, family-inclusive and community-based.
The Film – Currently in production, Hollywood Beauty Salon is also a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the salon—and its clients’ journeys of recovery—in imaginative ways. Documentary filmmaker Glenn Holsten is partnering with members of The Germantown Recovery Community to produce a film that weaves together powerful narratives of transformation. Hollywood Beauty Salon tells stories of struggle from darkness—including mental health challenges, addiction, trauma, and abuse—to hope and light, revealing the strength of this special community.
In the meantime, see Sanetta fly! on the Recovery Diaries video. This short taste of the piece is too wonderful!
Lucky Daniel! He’ll be leading the post-screening discussion. We await a report.
Ninos de la Memoria is showing:
Niños de la Memoria screens on Saturday, November 16 at 2:00pm as part of Newark, NJ Public Library’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration, September 12 – December 31, 2013
Screening and discussion on October 30th at The Dennis Brutus/Merrill Goldwyn Center for the Study of Human Rights at Worcester State University, Worcester, Mass.
DocBuenosAires 13 on October 18 & 22 in the section “Ten Years of the Sundance Documentary Fund”
August 8th at the World Fellowship Center in New Hampshire
Niños de la Memoria was featured as part of The Global Perspectives Film Series, a partnership between MIC, ITVS and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, Meridian International Center July 30
And while all this screening and discussion is going on, there has been quite a bit of activity in El Salvador on the human rights front regarding access to information about the disappeared and accountability of the perpetrators. Visit the Ninos de la Memoria Facebook page to find out what has been going on.
Filmmakers Alice Rothchild and Sharon Mullally will be presenting Voices Across the Divide at the Boston Palestine Film Festival. The screening will take place Monday, October 21 at 2pm at the Cambridge Public Library. This showing is free and open to the public.
Voices Across the Divide is a powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Narrated by Alice Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel, the film follows her personal journey to understand the Palestinian narrative, while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US.
For all those who can’t listen to live radio in the middle of the morning, you can still hear the interview Marty Moss-Coane conducted with my colleagues, Glenn Holsten, Daniel Traub and Lily Yeh, about our piece “The Barefoot Artist”.
Just recently completed, “The Barefoot Artist” chronicles Lily’s life, work and the spaces in-between, revealing a beautiful, courageous, imperfect soul. What a pleasure to, filmically, walk that path with her.
11am August 19th join host Marty Moss-Coane with producer-directors Glenn Hosten and Daniel Traub, along with the incomparable Lily Yeh, for a conversation about life, work, making art and movies. WHYY-90.9 FM.
Having spent some time as editor of this piece, I am proud of my colleagues and our work together. Listen in!
I understand that a number of people were frustrated in their attempts to find Niños de la Memoria on the ‘world’ and ‘info’ channels of their local PBS station. If you are still motivated, it streams until July 21st, 2013 HERE
Niños de la Memoria is having it’s PBS national broadcast premiere
Global Voices Sunday June 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm
Producers – Kathryn Smith Pyle & María Teresa Rodríguez
Director – María Teresa Rodríguez
Editor – Ann Tegnell
Director of Photography – Elia Lyssy
Score – Vivek Maddala and Franklin Quesera
Niños de la Memoria 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.
In addition to the premiere airdate, the film will stream for 21 days following the broadcast, and be rebroadcast independently by PBS stations nationwide. Check your local station listings for subsequent airdates.
For more about the film and the issues, go to ninosdelamemoria.com or to our fb page.
Those of you out there who create things, who meet deadlines, who live life… you know what it means to really finish something.
As of a few hours ago, The Barefoot Artist film is wrapped!
And, after years in the making, The Barefoot Artist will have a special preview screening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Wednesday 19th June at 7pm. It is a Wednesday night at the Museum with pay-as-you-wish pricing, after which the screening is free.
Directors Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub will host a post-screening Q+A with artist Lily Yeh. Editor Ann Tegnell will, of course, also be on-hand as the piece meets it’s first audience. It might include you!