The festival will begin and end by two thought-provoking and intriguing films. “You’ve
Been Trumped,” a film about mogul Donald Trump’s attempts to convert one of
Scotland’s last areas of coastal wilderness into a golf resort and local residents’ crusade
to “trump” his efforts and prevent construction was the first film to roll in the opening of
The festival wrap up on Feb. 10 with “The Island President,” the story of Maldives
president Mohamed Nasheed and his attempts to prevent his country from disappearing
into the sea. The film features music by Radiohead.
With all pride and gratitude the festival is proud to announce the screening of two
Academy Award contenders. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is a nominee for best picture
featuring the youngest-ever best actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis. “Chasing Ice,”
a haunting look at glacial erosion, is nominated for best original song. Casey Coleman,
associate producer of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” is scheduled to participate in a
post-screening Q&A session.
Academy Award nominated films mentioned are among the films to be screened
Further films to be screened include “Detropia,” a look at life in the struggling city of
Detroit; “The House I Live In,” Eugene Jarecki’s examination of America’s war on drugs,
and “An Original DUCKumentary,” which follows the life of a family of ducks and is
narrated by actor Paul Giamatti.
“I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful” by director Jonathan
Demme records one New Orleans woman’s struggle to find normality in the wake of
Hurricane Katrina. After the screening the discussion with Parker’s daughter will take
place. The hosting question-and-answer sessions is just one of the much awaited
event, the festival also features shows geared toward children and numerous panel
discussions about environmental issues.