Join Moderator and NPR Arts Reporter, Neda Ulaby and meet filmmakers who have immersed themselves in their stories and characters. John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson spent several months in Tokyo before making Tokyo Waka, a poem about a city, its people, and 20,000 crows. Heather Courtney knew the protagonists in Where Soldiers Come From before the cameras were ever contemplated. As she immersed herself in their situations, you never lose sight of their voices.
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ABOUT THE FILMS:
Tokyo Waka - Like a Japanese silk screen, this fim eschews Western perspectives to contemplate relationships, drawing us in with its deep focus. An introspective essay on Tokyo's innumerable crows, told equally from their eyes as from the city's human residents, it speaks volumes about watching, being watched and the circle of life. A 2012 Silverdocs presentation on June 19 at 7:15 pm and June 23 at 5:45 pm. http://www.StyloFilms.com/TokyoWaka
A film about growing up, Where Soldiers Come From is an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars and the families and town they come from. Returning to her hometown, Director Heather Courtney gains extraordinary access following these young men as they grow and change from reckless teenagers, to soldiers looking for roadside bombs in Afghanistan, to 23-year-old veterans dealing with the silent war wounds of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD. A 2011 Silverdocs presentation. http://www.wheresoldierscomefrom.com/