BIFF 2014 Session 31

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Session 31        Sunday April 20

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2:30 – 4:30pm

 

Umunthu_Mwizalero&MabvutoBanda Umunthu                      28min

Umunthu is a first person documentary about the controversy surrounding homosexuality in Malawi.  The film follows the journey of the three young Malawians, each of whom has opposing view on gay rights, which are politicized and diverse issue in Malawi.  In late December 2009, two men, Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, were arrested for holding a traditional engagement party.  The arrest heightened debate both at home and abroad.

Writer, Director: Mwizalero Nyirenda

Country: Malawi

 

Basta movie Poster For Film FestivalBasta                                 83min

Basta is a film documenting the story of the emotional journey taken by simple men detailing their attempts to reach behind and beyond the Vatican walls in search of help, hope and aid in healing a nation reeling from the effects of the clergy abuse scandal. A decade after starting on a personal journey for justice, one man finds that success isn’t always defined by achieving his goal, sometimes, it’s defined by the attempt itself. And sometimes, in that attempt, you also find – yourself

Writer , Director :Gary Bergeron

Producer, and Co-Producer : Gary Bergeron And Joseph Bergeron.

Country: USA / Italy