Boston International Film Festival 2008

SESSION 9
Sunday, June 8, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Yoga Saves – 8min
Andre and Peter are two urban young black men. Growing up in South Central LA. they experienced
gang life, foster homes, juvenile detention, drugs and other hardships. Then they started doing yoga
and their lives turned around. They found a way to relax and rid themselves of anger, stay fit and
healthy, and drop down into a new lifestyle, one that saved their lives.
Director, Producer, Executive Producer: Michael Kuehnert



Eternally Yours – 15min
Teruko, an elderly lady lives alone in the Japanese countryside of Niigata. She becomes delighted
when a man comes to visit her house to deliver a golden package. She mistakes him for her
childhood friend, but he's a con-man selling fake pills... The ensuing comedy of wit between the two
characters plays upon soocial prejudice and preconceptions about senior citizens. This film was
inspired by recent incidents in Japan, where senior citizens living alone were deceived by all kinds of
con-men and scam-artists.
Director, Producer, Executive Producer, Writer: Atsushi Ogata



An Islamic Conscience – 82min
Born into a world of wealth and privilege, he devotes his life to eliminating poverty and inequality. A
religious leader who traces his ancestry back to the Prophet Muhammad, he struggles to balance the
traditional with the modern.  For the past five decades, the Aga Khan has been the spiritual leader
and Imam of the 15 million Ismaili Muslims in a world that has changed dramatically. From the end of
colonialism and the expulsion of the Asians in Uganda to the fall of the Iron Curtain and 9/11, the Aga
Khan has struggled for a common humanity in a divided world.  At a time when Islam is at odds with
itself and with the West, the Aga Khan represents a voice of moderation, speaking out for pluralism
and diversity, and promoting dialogue between civilizations.  But will he be heard?
Filmmaker: Shamir Allibhai