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THE SEED
(30 min) US


SUNDAY 10/31, 1:00 PM (SESSION 22)

Director/Producer: Helene Goupil

Description:

Guy Clark’s grandfather owned a broom factory in North Carolina, one of the few Black business owners at the time, planted the seed for Clark to start his own business. Clark started his flower stand in 1982, at a time when the AIDS epidemic took over the Castro. He donated flowers for funeral after funeral and continues to show his generosity with people who come by his stand. In 2009, Clark gets evicted and loses his home of 28 years. After winning awards and various recognitions, Clark says he feels like his life is a seed, except in his case, the seed is getting smaller. After 38 years selling flowers in the Castro, Clark, 71, says he's ready for the end of the flower man and says that all one can do in life is prepare for the changing of the seasons.

Biography:

Helene Goupil is a French-American journalist who films, produces, and edits documentaries. She is a film fellow and producer at Still I Rise Films where she helped start and run a fellowship program for women filmmakers and artists. She shoots and edits films for A Moment in Time Productions. Most recently, she edited We All Break, a feature documentary on Haitian Vodou and jazz funded by The Shifting Foundation. She’s directed and edited a short documentary that spans 10 years of San Francisco's Flower Man and she’s currently in production for another short documentary. A grantee of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, she produces and edits illustrated stories on the challenges low-income students have faced during the pandemic. Helene has reported for The Associated Press, worked as a news manager at Yahoo, and is the co-author of San Francisco: The Unknown City , which was shortlisted for a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year award. Her stories have been published in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times among other publications.

Contact Information:

w: http://www.helenegoupil.com
e: helenegoupil@gmail.com



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AGAINST THE CURRENT
AULCIE
BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
BELLY OF THE BEAST
THE BROTHERS (LOS HERMANOS)
CARTERLAND
A COMMUNITY UNDER FIRE
THE CONDUCTOR
COUP 53
COVISIONS: QUARANTINE DIARY
DICKTATORSHIP
FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK
FATHER OF THE CYBORGS
THE FIRST STEP
A FISTFUL OF RUBBISH
FOR THE LEFT HAND
FRENEMIES
FROM THESE HANDS
FULL PICTURE
GHOSTS OF AFGHANISTAN
GROUNDED
HELLO, DICTATOR. ORBÁN, THE EU AND THE RULE OF LAW
A HOME CALLED NEBRASKA
HUNGER WARD
I AM BELMAYA
I AM GEN Z
IN A WHOLE NEW WAY
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
IRAQ’S LOST GENERATION
ISRAEL-PALESTINE: A SWISSMAN ON THE EYE OF THE STORM
LAST MEAL
THE LEAF
LIFE AND LIFE
LION ON THE MAT
THE LIST
MEDICINE MAN: THE STAN BROCK STORY
MEET THE CENSORS
MIND/GAME: THE UNQUIET JOURNEY OF CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW
NANMIN
NO TIME TO WASTE: THE URGENT MISSION OF BETTY REID SOSKIN
OLEG
OUTSWING
THE PIANIST FROM RAMALLAH
PRESERVING THE HOLOCAUST
RESURRECTION! AIRTO MOREIRA & THE PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
THE RETURN: LIFE AFTER ISIS
THE ROAD TO JUSTICE
THE SEED
SEYRAN ATES: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM
SOLUTIONS
STRIKE WITH THE BEAT
TELL THE TRUTH AND RUN: GEORGE SELDES AND THE AMERICAN PRESS
THESE MOMENTS
THEY KEEP QUIET SO WE MAKE NOISE
TO THE STREET (A LA CALLE)
UNBREATHABLE: THE FIGHT FOR HEALTHY AIR
UNITED STATES VS. REALITY WINNER
WE HAVE REACHED THE MOMENT
YOUTH V GOV
ZERO GRAVITY