This weeks award for best DC film event goes too… The All Roads Film Project. The film festival is sponsored by DC based National Geographic. All films in the festival highlight minority and indigenous cultures around the world.
Samson & Delilah: a 2009 film from Australia that chronicles the journey of two homeless teens in the remote Australian outback who journey across the country. The film has a 100% fresh rating on rottentomoates.com and one major accolades at the 2009 Cannes film festival.
Boy: a 2009 coming-of-age film about a young boy’s life in rural New Zealand. Fatherless, the child imagines his father is Michael Jackson circa his 1984, Thriller days. However, when his father returns, the boy is forced to re-imagine his fantasies and get to know the family he never had. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was a smash hit in New Zealand.
I Am Happy: the 2010 doc follows minority children in Rio of the course of two years. Filmmakers show that human spirit and friendship can emerge even amongst economic hardship. Nat Geo is sponsoring the world premiere of the event and tickets are free.
The festival runs from September 28th to October 3rd. For more info visit: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/event-series/all-roads-film-festival-washington-dc/.