ODE TO LESVOS
(12 min) Greece
[watch trailer]

SATURDAY 10/28, 11:30 AM (Session 20)

Director: Talal Derki
Producer: Kate Noble

Description:
Ode to Lesvos is the inspiring story about a small group of fishermen and old ladies from the town of Skala Sikamineas on Lesvos, who received hundreds of thousands of refugees with open arms during summer of 2016. It is a moving tale of ordinary islanders who went out of their way to welcome those who had nothing, despite not being rich themselves. As a result of their selfless efforts the villagers were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Biography:
Talal Derki is a director, producer and screenwriter. Talal Derki studied film directing in Athens at Stavrako High Institute of Cinematographic Art and Television. He worked as an assistant director for feature film productions and was a director for different Arab TV programs & TV. He worked as a freelance cameraman for CNN and Thomson Reuters. Talal Derki's short films and documentaries received awards at a variety of festivals. His feature documentary Return to Homs has won the Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Grand Jury Prize. In 2014 he was a member of the international Jury at IDFA.
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Kate Noble has worked in production for the last ten years. She joined Bluemark Films in the spring of 2004 and has since worked on projects including The Yes Men, Suffering and Smiling, and The Grand Human Experiment. Before Collapse she produced the narrative feature The Pool, also with director Chris Smith.

Contact Information:
e: svdstel@anomaly.com
w: www.creativity-online.com/work/johnnie-walker-ode-to-lesvos/49162


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