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OFFICIAL SELECTION (16th Edition)
July 18, 2023
Cactus, Love, Mountains: A Psychedelic Journey with Huachuma
Directed by: kai (kaitz) ilya brebner
Year & Country: 2023, Israel
Duration: 15 min
Synopsis: San Pedro - the cactus that taught me how to love: A successful entertainment journalist meets a shaman, a family with a 16 year old girl and other people around the world. Together they climb up the Andes mountains for a psychedelic journey. They hope to heal the wounds of the fast and meet their inner self. Will a cactus be able to change their life?
Directed by: Siham Medjahed
Year & Country: 2022, France
Duration: 5 min
Synopsis: A conversation with my grandmother about her youth during the Algerian war.
Michael Wolff "Memoir"
Directed by: Benjamin Rodefer
Category: documentary, music, jazz
Year & Country: 2023, United States
Duration: 22 min
Synopsis: A film about the making of jazz pianist Michael Wolff's new album "Memoir", which features bassist Ben Allison and drummer Allan Mednard. Wolff has worked with many amazing musical artists over the decades, including Frank Sinatra, Warren Zevon, Bobby McFerrin, The Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis Orchestra, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderley, Cal Tjader, Jean-Luc Ponty, Children On The Corner, Terri Lyne Carrington, Tony Williams, and Christian McBride. Wolff was the bandleader on the Arsenio Hall Show and has scored multiple films. His autobiography "On That Note" was published last year.
Directed by: Liam LoPinto
Category: Documentary, Short
Country: United States
Duration: 17 min
Synopsis: Two Syrian refugee girls make their first films.
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