Boston International Film Festival
                              Session 2
Thursday June 7, 2007    1:00PM TO 3:30PM
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston

Mother's Little helper (15 minutes)

Based on actual events, Mothers Little Helper explores a violently
disintegrating marriage and the lengths extremes one woman feel she
must go in the face of such harrowing abuse even at the cost of her
own family.

Karen Edmonds/ Producer
35mm/ Ireland


Nina Baby    (14min)

Inspired by turning thirteen, Nina Wright, an aspiring jazz musician,
decides to take a journey. She walks through the streets of Los
Angeles giving her take on what's wrong with Hip-Hop music, people's
prejudices, her loves, her dreams for the future, and peppers her
soliloquy with beautiful interludes on her trumpet. No one listens to
her or her trumpet playing, so she uses the camera as her sole
audience. She talks to the camera, gets angry with the camera, and
laughs with the camera. On her journey we see flashes of her dead
brother, her chess obsessed father with whom she shares a tent in
downtown Los Angeles, and, most importantly, we see her decide to
take the biggest gamble of her life.

Writer & Director:  Clyde Mason
Producer:  Katie Mustard

Massacre at Murambi (5 minutes)
During the Genocide in Rwanda in 1994, a newly built secondary
school on a hill named Murambi was the site of one of the world’s
most horrifying mass murders. Over 50,000 Tutsi were urged
by the Rwanda authorities to flee to the school for their safety from
the murderous Hutu militia. But it was a trap. Nearly all were killed in a
just over a day’s time. This film informs us about the events at
Murambi and uses our reaction to those events as a way to question
our response to the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

Writer, Director, Producer: Sam Kauffmann
Isaure Mignotte, Voice-Over


Facing Sudan (90 minutes)

Brian Burns is a seemingly ordinary person. When we meet him, he is
sweeping the floors in a suburban high school. But looks can be
deceiving. Brian has a story to tell. It is a story of suffering. It is a story
of death. It is a story of refugees running for cover at the ominous
sound of a plane engine. But it is also the story of strength, courage
and hope. It is the story of Sudan. Told through the eyes of ordinary
people, living seemingly ordinary lives; Facing Sudan is truly about
the Sudanese people struggling to survive. It is the story of the
countless thousands who live day to day in refugee camps. It is the
story of the world's reaction to the atrocities and violence in that war-
torn African nation. The film demonstrates that seemingly ordinary
individuals can do extraordinary things. A custodian. A housewife. A
pediatrician. A grandmother. Seemingly ordinary individuals. Yet
these individuals have a story to tell. It is the story of Sudan and what
it takes to make a difference there.

Director & Producer:  Bruce Janu
Bell, Book & Camera Productions
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