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.
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!
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!
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.
Director María Teresa Rodriguez will be in attendance to talk about the work and answer questions.
(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!