World Cinema – Documentary
THE COCAINE ROUTE, Thierry Gaytan
Colombia & France / 2013 / 52 min / DigiBeta / English
The Cocaine Route: A survey of the Franco-Colombian journalist Thierry Gaytan during two years of work, is chilling. He took great risks to make this documentary has just been released in France.
The reporter put together a chain of cocaine from producer to consumer. The most impressive part of the film is taking place in Colombia. At the heart of the Andes, farmers cultivate coca discreetly.
This area of 8500 km2 is the largest site in the world. In a village worthy of the Far (Wild) West at the foot of the mountains where a farmer transforms drugs: coca leaves, the cleanser, soda, gasoline and cement. In Medellin, the director has an appointment with Lieutenant a big drug dealer. Meeting with armed traffickers of cocaine stuffed and made nervous by the camera is the best time experiencing the film. Truth is stranger than fiction. It also assists the working methods of a French dealer, used to provide an easy Parisian customers...
Screenplay: Thierry Gaytan / Producers: Thierry Gaytan & Pallas Television / Editor: Gary Perrec / Composer Music: Gary Perrec / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thierrygaytan.com
THE DIRECTOR: Investigative journalist, he produced documentaries and reports mainly for French television for major programs in prime time. His films are usually broadcast by foreign channels worldwide.
World Cinema – Short
THE BREADFRUIT TREE, Priyamvada Narayanan
India / 2013 / 22 min / DCP / English & w/English sub-titles
"Development" in 1974 Bombay is the backdrop of Edwin's quest to save a tree on ancestral family land. What ostensibly seems like a land feud between two brothers , appears to have much more at stake...
Screenplay: Priyamvada Narayanan / Producers: Malcolm Noronha/Jenny Pinto / Cinematographer: Sidharth Kale / Editor: Jabeen Merchant / Composer: Sandeep Pillai / Sound Design: Stephen Gomes Production Designer: Jenny Pinto / Art Director: Arvind Ashok Kumar / Principal Cast: Faisal Rashid, Bugs Bhargava Krishna, Sheeba Chadha, Jayant Gadekar, Pramod Ghosh, Druv Raj Singh, Uday Chandra / Contact: Priya Narayanan (917)- 664-2255
PRIYA is a Psychiatrist by training and works with the mentally ill in Mumbai and San Diego. She worked as an Assistant Director on Lagaan andTalaash - both major Bollywood productions. Her first film as a writer/director - this story pays tribute to a hidden gem in Mumbai - a little suburb called Bandra.
The 28th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival runs Oct 18 - November 11, 2013 in Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Sunrise, Pompano Beach and on Grand Bahama Island. The fest moves to Saint Augustine January 16 - 19, 2014. There are over 200 films plus a galaxy of parties, cruises, and special events. Special guests include Ann-Margret, Ed Asner, Tab Hunter, Anna Paquin, Lea Thompson, Aphrodite Jones, Guy Harvey, Jonathan Bird, Pauly Cohen, William Grefe, Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon and Michael Bolton. FLIFF is the Guiness World Record holder for longest in the world.
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