Published on August 16th, 2016 | by admin0
TWO NewsDoc Alumni featured on PBS POV – October 10th, 17th.
Congratulations! TWO of our NewsDoc alumni, Sharon Shattuck and Nanfu Wang, will be premiering their documentaries on PBS POV, October 10th and October 17th.
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Oct. 10: From This Day Forward by Sharon Shattuck
From This Day Forward is a moving portrayal of an American family coping with one of life’s most intimate transformations. When director Sharon Shattuck’s father came out as transgender and began living as Trisha, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. Her father’s transition to female was difficult for her straight-identified mother, Marcia, to accept, but her parents stayed together. As the Shattuck’s reunite to plan Sharon’s wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents’ marriage, and their family, survived intact.
From This Day Forward is shown with Eric Rockey’s short film Pink Boy, an intimate portrait of a gender-nonconforming boy growing up in conservative rural Florida.
Oct. 17: Hooligan Sparrow by Nanfu Wang
The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (aka Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to southern China to seek justice in the case of six elementary school girls allegedly sexually abused by their principal. Marked as enemies of the state, the activists are under constant government surveillance and face interrogation, harassment and imprisonment. Sparrow continues to champion girls’ and women’s rights and arms herself with the power of social media. Filmmaker Wang becomes a target, too, and must deal with destroyed cameras and intimidation. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Official Selection of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.