6th May 2019 Newsletter
The Sprinter Factory: Interview with Director Isaac Solotaroff
These are the girls running as fast as they can to be Jamaica’s new sprint champions in a country obsessed with its athletes. This is the story of the Champs national youth athletics competition that could change their lives. Watch here.
@pole_money: Interview with Director Ben Fitzgerald
"She's such a strong personality, and she's so clear about who she is and what she believes in. We found someone who was this very intelligent, confident, also very sensitive and sweet girl and we gave her the platform just to speak her mind. That was my main goal in the film, just to facilitate her, and tell her story in the best way that I could without projecting any of my own thoughts, or anyone else's. It was just something for her." Watch here.
Castells: Interview with Directors Pedro and James
Some could say it is irresponsible to wrap our children in cotton wool and protect them from all dangers. We made this film trying to withdraw ourselves from any judgement but to us, it is a brave, beautiful and character building activity. It is emotional even. I remember my eyes tearing up the first time we saw a tall tower in front of us. Watch here.
Tokyo Neon 'Shokunin' talks about his passion for the art
Wicked use of colour in this short collaboration between PEN Magazine and Poweredby.Tokyo, one of a series of films about Japanese 'shokunin'. This one is a fun piece about a Tokyo neon sign craftsman. Watch here.
Charlie: Interview with Director Kadri Koop
Since hijacking a plane to Cuba in 1971 to avoid charges of killing a police officer, the Cuban government has provided Charlie Hill refuge, allowing him to live a life beyond the reach of the F.B.I. In a letter to his nine-year-old son, the film takes an intimate look at his account of the events leading up to fleeing the US. All of it plays out against the backdrop of the opening up of US-Cuba relations, which could result in Cuba allowing Hill’s extradition. Watch here.
The inspiring true story of Charles Nkazamyampi
The inspiring true story of Charles Nkazamyampi. Watch here.