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Saturday, July 1
 

10:00

Seed & Sprout: Growing the Food Rescue Revolution
In 2015, one in six Americans experienced hunger while over 40% of food produced in the USA went uneaten. The film follows eight innovative food rescue initiatives across the USA. From prison farms and grocery store donations delivered solely by bicycle, to gleaning Harvard University dining halls; these go-getters encourage a new generation of creative responses to ending hunger and shrinking landfills. Their focus is on morphing discarded healthy food into nourishment. Seed & Sprout asks: can ordinary people end hunger in America by redistributing a small percentage of the wasted food flooding our food system and dumping grounds?

United States 

Moderators
avatar for Kim Evey

Kim Evey

Producer/Writer/Actress
Kim Evey is a producer, writer and actor who began her new media career creating and starring in Japanese talk show parody “Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show” for Sony’s Crackle.com. She brought Felicia Day’s groundbreaking series “The Guild” to the web, working as President of Production for Day’s company during the show’s six-season run.  “The Guild” has garnered numerous awards and spawned three hit music videos as well as a comic book serie... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

10:00

Art Connect

Art Connect is a feature length documentary that reveals the impact that art and creativity had in a group of 'at risk' teenagers from Laventille, the most marred by violence community in Trinidad and Tobago. The story is told by these children who had access to different forms of art to express themselves. 
By talking, painting, singing, dancing and filming they will allow us to come into their world.

Trinidad

Moderators
avatar for Rita Estevanovich

Rita Estevanovich

Film Control Board of the Cayman Islands
Rita Estevanovich has 10 years experience in production and promotion of arts education programmes, national festivals, theatre and cultural preservation programmes for Cayman National Cultural Foundation. She is also a former television reporter for CI Television Network and a former... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 11:45
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

10:00

Road To Río: A Documentary From The Fan To The Fan

On the framework of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 (the first on South America in over 35 years) there was, on the continent, a true exodus of hundreds of thousand of football fans, who, with or without tickets, crossed their borders to support their respective National Teams.

Who are those that are capable of moving through nations for such a sport even for the simple fact of being close to the place of action?

What´s the feeling that moves and encourgaes them?

What´s the deepness of this factos on their respective societies, and even more important, who are those that really govern their norm and rules?

Those are some of the questions that this movie contemplates, counting with the investigation of several social issues regarding football, expressed on narrative development and with interviews of several fans from around the world, while it follows the campaign of the South American teams on the competition, especially the Argentina´s National Team.

Argentina 



Saturday July 1, 2017 10:00 - 12:30
Screening Room 2

11:00

Mixed Match
Mixed Match is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a seemingly impossible search to find bone marrow donors, all while exploring what role race plays in medicine. With the multiracial community becoming one of the fastest growing demographics in North America, being mixed race is no longer just about an identity, it can be a matter of life and death.

Canada 

Moderators
avatar for Kim Evey

Kim Evey

Producer/Writer/Actress
Kim Evey is a producer, writer and actor who began her new media career creating and starring in Japanese talk show parody “Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show” for Sony’s Crackle.com. She brought Felicia Day’s groundbreaking series “The Guild” to the web, working as President of Production for Day’s company during the show’s six-season run.  “The Guild” has garnered numerous awards and spawned three hit music videos as well as a comic book serie... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 11:00 - 13:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

12:00

Sea of Life
Young filmmaker Julia Barnes embarks on a journey around the world to figure out how we're going to save the most important ecosystem for our survival; the ocean. As acidity rises and fish populations decline, Sea of Life seeks to inspire change by exposing the truth, bringing audiences on an eye-opening adventure from the beautiful world of coral reefs into the heart of the environmental movement, meeting passionate scientists, activists, and explorers who reveal an enormous opportunity in the face of this challenge - to rise up and become the heroes the world needs.

Canada 


Saturday July 1, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

13:00

Dance Hall Land
The story of the charismatic Omar and his band, told throughout their tour, at street parties and dance halls, across various regions in the North of Italy. A road movie recounted by the most famous Italian radio dedicated to ballroom music, with Angelo its boss and last “king” of this sparkling world.

Italy 


Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 14:15
Screening Room 1

13:00

Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader

A farmer's fight for equal education in Northampton County, NC transforms him and his county in unimaginable ways. Chairman Jones tells the story of the director's father, James H. Jones, a self-educated farmer who disregards racism and lack of education and emerges as a trailblazer during the tense 1969 school desegregation crisis in Northampton County, leading the fight to end nearly a century of inequality in education. After freeing himself from Jim Crow sharecropping in the 1950's, he launches a campaign to free black children from Jim Crow education. 

Jones places his own children on the front lines, brings blacks and whites together for dialogue, helps integration tip toe into Northampton, and transforms the educational landscape for everyone. His leadership as North Carolina’s first black school Board Chairman introduces a new era in education and has a marked effect on racial progress in the state. 

Born on a former slave plantation in 1916, Jones died in 1984, the year that the Northampton County school system received accreditation for the first time in its history largely due to his vision and efforts. His story unfolds through his daughter Anna's conversations with those who lived during that time and witnessed his extraordinary courage and leadership. 

United States 


Moderators
avatar for Tonie Chisholm

Tonie Chisholm

Radio and TV Personality, Former Miss Cayman


Saturday July 1, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

14:00

To the Moon and Back
Miles Harrison, an ordinary American from Virginia adopts a beautiful orphan boy from Russia. Meanwhile, Bill Browder, a billionaire investment banker seeks justice for his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky who is killed after exposing corruption in the Russian government. The actions of both men cause the Russian Adoption Ban. On December 14, 2012 after President Obama passes the Magnitsky Act, President Putin quickly retaliates and passes The Russian Adoption Ban. 
To the Moon and Back explores the events leading up to The Russian Adoption Ban and its impact. Thousands of Russian orphans, many with disabilities, now have no hope of being adopted. Hundreds of U.S. parents are forced to betray their commitments to their children and are left in limbo, unable to realize their dream of becoming a family.

 United States


Saturday July 1, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

14:30

Bangaologia - The Science of Style

The African continent has always been a place that evokes a deep sense of wonder and fantasy. It is naturally diverse, with a vast array of people, cultures, and natural beauty. Being the home to ancient civilizations, it is considered the “birthplace of humanity” or “the motherland”. But could it also be the birthplace of style? Africans and their cultures are inspiring the aesthetic world today more than ever. From the runways of the world to the meccas of visual art, there is an undeniable presence of african influence and a growing number of african trendsetters. Bangaologia sets out to explore the raison d´être behind the recent growth of the african aesthetic in the world, including from the most unexpected places.

Bangaologia takes a voyage that spans from Angola to the US and Europe in journey to discover why this mysterious african “it factor” called “banga” has been inspiring so many in and out of Africa, and how it is bringing the world closer to the Motherland of style.



Saturday July 1, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Screening Room 1

15:00

World Premiere of local film "Disconnected" with Q&A

Ours has been called the age of loneliness. Immersed in our own echo chambers, our very health is being impacted by social isolation. Despite advances in technology, living conditions, education and healthcare, we seem to be unhappier than ever. At the same time, modern urban lifestyles are destroying our sense of community.

Why are we all so disconnected? Making a link between the various causes, this film asks what community wellbeing means to us and why it even matters. On a journey through the cities of North America, wellness expert Tamer Soliman learns that where we choose to live, what we choose to value, and with whom we choose to spend our time can have a profound impact on our health and happiness.

Meeting with not only experts but also ordinary people on the streets of Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles, Tamer discovers the truth in that old nursery rhyme: “The more we get together the happier we’ll be”.

(Cayman Islands)

Moderators
avatar for Rita Estevanovich

Rita Estevanovich

Film Control Board of the Cayman Islands
Rita Estevanovich has 10 years experience in production and promotion of arts education programmes, national festivals, theatre and cultural preservation programmes for Cayman National Cultural Foundation. She is also a former television reporter for CI Television Network and a former... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

16:00

Half-life in Fukushima
Five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Naoto Matsumura, a Japanese farmer ekes out a solitary existence within the radiation red zone.  Here, the blowing wind is the soundtrack to Naoto's lonely days, spent cultivating his land and feeding his cattle. Naoto fights to build a new life in this post-apocalyptic landscape, fearlessly facing the silent danger of radioactivity. 
He is a guardian of the past and the symbol of humanity's need for change.

Switzerland 


Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Screening Room 2

16:00

Bartender at Large
Bartender at Large is a love letter to the art of bartending and the world of craft cocktails. It provides an examination into the modern cocktail renaissance, and allows you to experience it all through the lens of one bartender’s road trip. The trip itself takes viewers behind the scenes on a trek across the western US, from a speakeasy in Denver to a dive bar in Tucson to an elegant hotel bar in Santa Fe. In addition, the film highlights the perspectives of those benefiting by the cocktail’s recent boom – local farmers, small distillers, eager customers - but most importantly it showcases the one who puts it all the together; the bartender. This is a film, which tells a story that is every bit as intoxicating as the beverages it describes.

United States 

Moderators
avatar for Greg Benson

Greg Benson

Comedian
With more than 500 million video views, and 1.7 million subscribers across his channels, Greg Benson of MediocreFilms is one of YouTube's most popular comedians.  He's known worldwide as "the guy who likes to have fun" and has scored numerous viral video hits with his outrageous... Read More →


Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Screening Room 1

16:00

Be Relentless

On May 4, 2014, Norma Bastidas, a single mother and fearless survivor of human trafficking, sexual violence, abuse, and addiction, shattered the Guinness World Record for longest triathlon by running, biking, and swimming 3,762 miles (6,054 km) from Cancún, Mexico to Washington D.C. as her stand against human trafficking. Norma’s mission is to educate and empower, demonstrating to the world that one’s past does not dictate one’s future, and prove that everyday people are capable of making extraordinary strides in the fight against the problems facing the world today. 

Be Relentless is the binational, bilingual, feature-length documentary that captured every grueling step of Norma’s record-breaking expedition across two countries. Through Norma’s persistence, Be Relentless proves that everyday people can make an extraordinary impact in seemingly unchallengeable issues. 

Be Relentless will capture conversation about the realities of child trafficking, inspire the world to address this issue, prevent what happened to Norma from happening to others, and prove to survivors and the to world that one’s past doesn’t dictate one’s future.

United States 



Saturday July 1, 2017 16:00 - 17:45
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

17:00

A Bridge Between Two Worlds

A Bridge Between Two Worlds relates how Muslim and Catholic farmers, on the island of Flores, Indonesia, overcome poverty and enhance their environment with the support of North American and European families. This astonishing chain of solidarity was initiated by Gilles Raymond, a Canadian volunteer from Québec who has forged deep bonds in Flores over the past 15 years. This is the beginning of a worldwide family, which distance cannot affect, a story that is punctuated by hard work, children’s smiles and ancestor worship. This engaging adventure builds a living bridge between our two hemispheres, at a time when foreign aid is too often being questioned.

Canada


Saturday July 1, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Screening Room 2

17:00

Black Fatherhood: Trials & Tribulations, Testimony & Triumph
Mass media has inundated the general public with the images of irresponsible, uninvolved, dead beat black fathers. However, this is not always the case. The men and families in this documentary portray the other side of the coin; engaged, involved, invested black fathers.

United States 


Saturday July 1, 2017 17:00 - 18:30
Screening Room 1

18:30

Todd Who?
Todd Who? is a unique rockumentary that explores a fan’s 30 year obsession and devotion to  underappreciated rock musician and technological pioneer Todd Rundgren. Not only does this passionate film project entertain via a series of self-deprecating anecdotes and personal experiences but it is also intended to be illuminating and informative on the subject’s career. Todd Who? follows the artist’s pivotal role in advancing music production technology and the evolution of cross media possibilities.

Australia 


Saturday July 1, 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Screening Room 1

18:30

Marina Abramovic in Brazil: The Space in Between
A documentary that follows the Serbian Performance Artist in Brazil. Marina Abramovic travels through Brazil, in search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, experiencing sacred rituals and revealing her creative process. The route is comprised of poignant encounters with healers and sages from the Brazilian countryside, exploring the limits between art And spirituality.

The film features healing sessions with the medium John of God in Abadiania, herb healers in Chapada Dos Veadeiros, spiritual rituals at Vale Do Amanhecer in Brasilia, the strength of religious syncretism in Bahia, ayahuasca in Chapada Diamantina, shamanic processes in Curitiba and energy of crystals in Minas Gerais. This external trip triggers in Marina a profound introspective journey through memories, pain and past experiences. 

A mixture between road movie and spiritual thriller, the documentary brings an unprecedented approach of the intimate creative process of one of the most important artists of our time.

Brazil 


Saturday July 1, 2017 18:30 - 20:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

19:00

The Culture

This documentary sheds light on gun culture in America focusing on urban and suburban neighborhoods. It breaks down & investigates the environment, results, and motives of our gun culture.

“The Culture” follows a variety of people with contrasting opinions over the issue of violence in our country and how to attack the problem with reasonable solutions. It chronicles street outreach workers, conservatives, and victims of gun violence. “The Culture” is the first documentary that truly gives unbiased look of guns in our country.

United States 



Saturday July 1, 2017 19:00 - 20:15
Screening Room 2
 
Sunday, July 2
 

10:30

A Living Space
A Living Space is a unique exploration of one summer (50 days) at The Laboratory for Performance – Watermill Center where each year the visionary theatre director and artist Robert Wilson gathers almost a hundred young international artists giving them the opportunity to collaborate with such art world celebrities as Jim Jarmusch, CocoRosie and Philip Glass to mention just a few. This unprecedented film also includes interviews with Robert Wilson, invited artists and participants as well as never-seen-before footage from rehearsals, offering a glimpse of the exceptional creative ferment and the relentless force of expression underlying all Robert Wilson's works.

Czech Republic 

Sunday July 2, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Screening Room 1

10:30

Didi Contractor - Marrying the Earth to the Building
"Didi Contractor - Marrying the Earth to the Building" is a poetic documentary approach to an aged artist and architect. The landscape of North India, the buildings and the people for whom she designed her houses that sensitizes us to her vision and global issues affecting our ongoing relationship with mother earth.

Switzerland 


Sunday July 2, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

11:30

The Island and the Whales

In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. 

Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition. 

It is not the controversy surrounding whaling that threatens the Faroese way of life; the danger is coming from the whales themselves. 

The Faroese are among the first to feel the affects of our ever more polluted oceans. They have discovered that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.

Faroe Islands


Sunday July 2, 2017 11:30 - 13:00
Screening Room 1

12:00

My Father's Land
Papa Jah, a humble gardener, has lived in the Bahamas for 40 years. He returns to Haiti to see his 103-year-old father, and reunite with the land he left.

Trinidad 


Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Screening Room 2

12:00

Motorkite Dreaming

A four thousand kilometre journey across outback Australia. Seven amateur adventurers. Two second-hand flying machines. What could possibly go wrong?

This is the tale of Aidan, Daryl and their fiancees’ dream to pull off a daring feat that few have attempted before – to fly two microlights, otherwise known as ‘motorbikes with wings,’ across the largest island on earth. Led by Aboriginal elders Carroll Karpany and Bart Sansbury, the adventurers navigate tough flying conditions and crocodile infested swamps as they journey deep into the spiritual heartland of Australia and connect with a culture thousands of years old. The ultimate Aussie adventure story!

Australia 




Sunday July 2, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

13:30

Paris Tower 13
Paris 2013 : a building bound for destruction became home of the biggest street art exhibition ever conceived. 
Paris Tower 13 is an immersion in the process of radical art creation, with the exclusive testimonies of the artists who made it happen.

France 


Sunday July 2, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

14:00

The Cat From Havana
Gato Tuerto is Cuba's most iconic cabaret. Since it first opened its doors 55 years ago, it remains a refuge for Havana's cultured bohemian circles. In its small stage, some of the country's most important musicians, such as Omara Portuondo, Elena Burke, Pablo Milanés, César Portillo de la Luz and Chucho Valdés, have performed. It also served as a scenario for the world's longest bolero session, as recorded on the Guiness Book of Records. The documentary tells the story of cabaret; its inception, creators, artists and famous patrons, like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Julio Cortázar.

Brazil

Moderators
avatar for Tonie Chisholm

Tonie Chisholm

Radio and TV Personality, Former Miss Cayman


Sunday July 2, 2017 14:00 - 16:00
Screening Room 1

16:00

Out of State (International Premiere) with Director and Editor in Attendance
A story of outcasts – native Hawaiian prisoners shipped 3,000 miles across the ocean to a private prison in the Arizona desert. Unexpectedly, a lifer teaches two criminals their native dances and culture, which fuel their lives back home upon release.

United States 

Moderators
avatar for Rita Estevanovich

Rita Estevanovich

Film Control Board of the Cayman Islands
Rita Estevanovich has 10 years experience in production and promotion of arts education programmes, national festivals, theatre and cultural preservation programmes for Cayman National Cultural Foundation. She is also a former television reporter for CI Television Network and a former... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Ciara Lacy

Ciara Lacy

Director/Producer
Director and Producer Ciara Lacy is a native Hawaiian filmmaker whose interest lies in crafting films that use strong characters, and investigative journalism to challenge the creative and political status quo. She has produced documentary content for film and television, managed... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Consiglio

Jeff Consiglio

Producer/Editor
Jeff Consiglio is the Editor of the Academy Award-Winning documentary short film INOCENTE and producer/editor of the SXSW Award-Winning documentary feature film TWINSTERS. He presents his original seminar titled Lying & Stealing, the Art of Honest Storytelling.


Sunday July 2, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

16:30

A Plastic Ocean

A feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.

Producers Adam Leipzig (March of the Penguins) and Jo Ruxton (BBC Blue Planet) take you through the plastic journey from source to solution. Featuring legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and world renowned oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle. This film has potential to make great contributions to the way viewers begin to engage in behaviourial change in their own lives and families. For even greater impact, our campaign will support a core subset to become advocates for this issue - going beyond their own homes and motivating others in their workplaces, schools, and communities to create an ongoing ripple effect from the film.

A Plastic Ocean is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there. The film investigates how our addiction to plastic is impacting the food chain and how that is effecting every one of us through new and developing human health problems. The expedition leads the two adventurers to unusual scientific discoveries, heart-breaking truths and important solutions to one of the biggest problems confronting mankind.

During its four-year production period, A Plastic Ocean was filmed in 20 locations around the world in beautiful and chilling detail to document the global effects of plastic pollution–and introduce workable technology and policy solutions that can, if implemented in time, change things for the better. 

Cayman Islands 



Sunday July 2, 2017 16:30 - 18:30
Ballroom 1 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

18:45

Haka and Guitars
During the Pacific’s most bloody Civil War, the New Zealand Army found a way to achieve peace without guns and violence. Through the powerful influence of women and multiculturalism 'Haka and Guitars' shows the world there is a way to achieve peace in our time. Fiona Cassidy (NgatiKuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa) – a former Major in the New Zealand Army – returns to Bougainville to reflect on ‘Operation Belisi’, modern history’s most successful peacekeeping mission.

New Zealand 


Sunday July 2, 2017 18:45 - 19:45
Screening Room 1
 
Monday, July 3
 

10:00

A Small Step for a Man, a Giant Smile for Mankind
The pupils of Bičevje Primary School in Slovenia discuss the contributions of individuals to a better world. They emphasize the role models of adults, and their impact on young people. They point out some of the sustainable development goals, suggesting that they could be achieved by actions, performed by any individual, no matter how old he or she is.

Slovenia 

Moderators
avatar for Rita Estevanovich

Rita Estevanovich

Film Control Board of the Cayman Islands
Rita Estevanovich has 10 years experience in production and promotion of arts education programmes, national festivals, theatre and cultural preservation programmes for Cayman National Cultural Foundation. She is also a former television reporter for CI Television Network and a former... Read More →


Monday July 3, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

10:45

Songs Of Redemption

Songs Of Redemption is a Jamaican documentary made in the prisons of Kingston.

Songs Of Redemption captures the moving story of redemption and rehabilitation of inmates of the General Penitentiary located in Kingston, Jamaica. The film features riveting interviews and powerful reggae music created, performed, and produced in a unique partnership by inmates and wardens.

Trinidad 


Moderators
avatar for Kim Evey

Kim Evey

Producer/Writer/Actress
Kim Evey is a producer, writer and actor who began her new media career creating and starring in Japanese talk show parody “Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show” for Sony’s Crackle.com. She brought Felicia Day’s groundbreaking series “The Guild” to the web, working as President of Production for Day’s company during the show’s six-season run.  “The Guild” has garnered numerous awards and spawned three hit music videos as well as a comic book serie... Read More →


Monday July 3, 2017 10:45 - 12:15
Screening Room 1

11:00

Late Blossom Blues
LATE BLOSSOM BLUES tells the story of a 1932-born hard-working poor black man from the Mississippi backwoods who becomes an internationally acclaimed Blues star after he releases his debut album at age 81.

Austria 


Monday July 3, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

12:15

I Go Back Home - Jimmy Scott

I Go Back Home – Jimmy Scott tells the story of jazz legend Jimmy Scott, and disillusioned producer and composer Ralf Kemper who took on the journey to produce an album with the almost-forgotten icon.

Jimmy Scott, friend of Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and one of the last connections to the golden age of jazz, was described as “perhaps the most unjustly ignored American singer of the 20th century,” by the New York Times.

Personally discontented, Kemper becomes obsessed with the idea of bringing attention to his hero, but it takes a tragedy to put his thoughts into action.

By the time Kemper and Scott meet, Scott is 85 years-old and living in obscurity in Las Vegas. Reliant on his wife and reliant on a wheelchair, Kemper is shocked by Jimmy’s surprisingly bad health condition which puts his dream at risk before it even begins. While Ralf’s problems grow, Jimmy’s bloom more and more.

Ralf gathers some of the most important jazz musicians in the studio in tribute for Scott. Together with many of Scott’s old friends like Quincy Jones, Joe Pesci and James Moody, Kemper pursues his dream. He can’t give up. He spares no expense and reaches the limits of what can be done to capture Jimmy’s unique voice in a race against time.

United States 



Monday July 3, 2017 12:15 - 14:00
Ballroom 3 Ritz- Carlton Grand Cayman

12:30

Relocation, Arkansas - Aftermath of Incarceration
In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which sent nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry, most of them American citizens, to hastily built prison camps. Two of those camps were in America’s Deep South: at Rohwer and Jerome, Arkansas; both rural communities located in the Mississippi River Delta, an undeveloped, depressed, but beautiful, landscape. Paul Takemoto grew up far from Arkansas. His mother and her parents had been arrested and imprisoned in both of the Arkansas camps. Now a grown man, he returns to Arkansas with one thought: how has what happened here made me who I am? Relocation, Arkansas explores the events that forever altered the lives of American citizens and intersected with the American Civil Rights Movement, and mines the irony of prejudice, and the power of reconciliation.

United States 


Monday July 3, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Ballroom 2 Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

12:30

The Actor Lives

The actors of Saint Petersburg theatre "Bitkom" were given a camera and one simple task: documenting their surroundings. How does an actor live? Who are they, people capable of controlling viewer’s emotions from a stage? And, if for a viewer, theatre begins with a coat hanger, where does it begin and where does it end for an actor?

The film characters are trying to formulate answers to seemingly simple questions. Attempting to take a look inside themselves, they raise the curtain in front of an audience, allowing a look at what is usually hidden from view. Rehearsals, corporate parties and concerts, movie shoots and music videos, families, children, common everyday joys and sorrows. They’re ordinary people, and yet, so unlike most of us: do they act in their everyday life, or do they live on stage?

Russia 



Monday July 3, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Screening Room 2

14:30

El Tecolote
El Tecolote is a rural community located amidst the Matehuala desert, in San Luis Potosí state, Mexico. Every year visitors from Mexico, and around the world, come to this place. Along with them, the inhabitants entrust to Saint Isidore the Farmer because, if he allows it, the rain will come to the community to favor the crops and will permit the abundance of peyote, the foreigner’s reason to arrive to The Tecolote. 

Mexico 


Monday July 3, 2017 14:30 - 15:45
Screening Room 2

18:30

The Sereer: Desperately Trying to Please God

The Sereer people groups live in an ancient culture that was historically steeped in Animism, Voodoo and spirit worship. In the past two centuries modern Islam has taken a stronghold here. The people hold fast to the pillars of Islam. They pray five times a day, they fast during Ramadan, They give to the poor (though they are incredibly poor themselves). It seems they so desperately want to please God, but they don’t know God because they don’t know the truth about who Jesus is.

Short-term missionaries Alton and Barbara Lanier have made many trips to Senegal, each time bringing with them a team of other like-minded believers. Their goal is simple, to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those among the Sereer who have never heard. They have invested themselves in the lives of the people; building real relationships and becoming like family to them.

Incredibly, in one village they have even been given permission by the chief’s eldest son to teach Christ to the children in the schools. “Perhaps they will be the generation who believes your message,” he said, though he himself professes Mohammed and does not believe in Christ. A door to these hearts, hungry for the gospel has been flung wide open for a season. But it is not clear how long this door will remain open.

United States 



Monday July 3, 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Screening Room 2

20:00

Restoring Tomorrow
Today, religious institutions are losing younger members and even closing their doors at an alarming rate. Director Aaron Wolf's personal journey of rediscovery comes alive in Restoring Tomorrow, an extraordinary story of a treasured local temple near demise that was saved by a Jewish community's determination to achieve the impossible. Wilshire Boulevard Temple, a Los Angeles treasure built by the original Hollywood moguls, needs to raise millions to restore its majesty and vibrancy, thus also restoring the future of the Jewish community, the greater Los Angeles community-and on a personal level, Wolf himself.

United States 


Monday July 3, 2017 20:00 - 21:15
Screening Room 2