MFA students Jon Bougher and Roman Safiullin’s film Bound by Haiti has been accepted into the Boston International Film Festival.
The film Bound by Haiti is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Aaron Jackson and John Dieubon two young international activists forced to deal with the tragedy of the Haiti earthquake first-hand. Raised on a wealthy resort, Aaron has dedicated his life to eradicating intestinal parasites in Haiti. Born and orphaned in Port-au-Prince, John’s mission is to inspire a new generation of Haitian children.
But when the earthquake of January 12, 2010 strikes, Aaron and John must confront the biggest challenge of their lives. The filmmakers, staying outside Port-au-Prince, captured the tragedy during this devastating event. Featuring rare video and photos from immediately following the earthquake, Bound by Haiti follows these unlikely friends on a journey for change before and after the most devastating international event of our time.
MFA students Nick Corrao and Peter Salomone’s film Civil Indigent has been accepted into the Patois Film Festival in New Orleans. The film Civil Indigent is a feature-length documentary about a heated debate over a meal limit that has been imposed on a Gainesville, Florida homeless shelter. The film follows Francis “Pat” Fitzpatrick as he leads the charge against the limit from his protests at City Hall to his quixotic campaign for a seat on the City Commission. Eccentric, outspoken and unpredictable, Pat tests the boundaries of what it means to be an advocate.
In addition to Bound by Haiti and Civil Indigent, first-year students Sana Haq and Brenton Richardson’s film I’ll be Seeing You has been accepted into Winston-Salem’s RiverRun International Film Festival.
The film I’ll be Seeing You is a documentary short that follows Erinn, Serah and Heidi as they recreate a glorious bygone era for America’s Greatest Generation by singing and dancing to the tunes of ‘America’s Wartime Sweethearts': The Andrews Sisters.
For screening information on both films, visit the Boston International Film Festival and the RiverRun International Film Festival websites.