Film Forward: China (Beijing and Hefei)

FILM FORWARD returns to China for the third consecutive year, partnering with the US Embassy, Beijing and CNEX, a non-profit organization devoted to the production and promotion of documentaries related to the Chinese people. FILM FORWARD will host screenings, workshops and Q & A sessions with filmmakers and Sundance Institute staff in various locations and venues in China. Directors Jeff Orlowski of Chasing Ice and Patricia Riggen of Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) will travel with the program to Beijing and Hefei (Anhui province).

Chasing Ice follows acclaimed photographer, James Balog, and reveals visually stunning time-lapse videos of vanishing glaciers, delivering fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet. Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) tells the story of the unbreakable bond between mother and child even across thousands of miles as little Carlitos embarks on an extraordinary journey to find his mother. In addition to Chasing Ice and Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna), the program will screen five other FILM FORWARD films including Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, The Light In Her Eyes, The Loving Story, Town of Runners, and Valley of Saints.


Jeff Orlowski
Patricia Riggen
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