Sins Of The Guilty & Detainment

Worldwide Film Festival Premieres To open the festival

The GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES (GIIFF)

TIM, Entertainment

 

 

                                      

Festival program features international filmmaker Alex Munoz (Escape, Catnip Fever, Duendes Gone Bad), Vietnamese Emmy Award-winning director Duc Nguyen (BOLINAO 52, STATELESS), VICE and Al Jazeera video journalist Jesse Freeston (RESISTENCIA: THE FIGHT FOR THE AGUAN VALLEY), International Hollywood actor/producer/director Marcello Thedford (ER, The Game, Sons of Anarchy, Shameless, Southland), and Academy Award-winning producer/screenwriter, Victoria Mudd (Broken Rainbow), among others.

 

Sins Of The Guilty AT GIIFFLOS ANGELES, CA – The GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES  (GIIFF) announced today its 2016 lineup of narrative and documentary features, short films, and galas for its 5THh annual festival. Opening the festival on May 26, 2016 are two films by Director Marcello Thedford, Sins Of The Guilty and Detainment.  

 

 

About this year’s festival

 Standing out among the packed film festival circuit as a respected cultural ambassador among people from the Caribbean, and indigenous communities, the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival (GIIFF) is returning to Venice for its 5th annual event this coming May. Founder, Executive Director and Garifuna indigene, Freda Sideroff, is excited and honored to once again be able to showcase a wide range of films and documentaries created by noteworthy cultural activists, Garifuna filmmakers, Caribbean, and other indigenous people. Included in the program are submissions from international filmmaker Alex Munoz (Escape, Catnip Fever, Duendes Gone Bad), Vietnamese Emmy Award-winning director Duc Nguyen (BOLINAO 52, STATELESS), VICE and Al Jazeera video journalist Jesse Freeston (RESISTENCIA: THE FIGHT FOR THE AGUAN VALLEY), International Hollywood actor/producer/director Marcello Thedford (ER, The Game, Sons of Anarchy, Shameless, Southland), and Academy Award-winning producer/screenwriter, Victoria Mudd (Broken Rainbow), among others.

 

Detainment AT GIIFFTickets and Passes 

Screening tickets and passes are now available at www.garifunafilmfestival.com

 

About GIIFF

The GIIFF was founded in 2012 with a mission to preserve the values and aspirations of all indigenous people and Garifuna cultures. Founded by Freda Sideroff an indigene of the Garifuna, the GIFF’s mission is to specifically support the preservation of all indigenous cultures in the world through art and film.

An annual event where leaders and members of the community are recognized for their contributions to the betterment and elevation of the dignity of humanity, GIIFF showcases a variety of films and documentaries created by Garifuna filmmakers as well as by many other indigenous people including feature films & short films as well as panel discussions, workshops and cultural presentations. It is equally an annual venue that reconciles, entertains and portrays the very diverse and brilliant cultures to participants of the festival.

At a time when Western civilization is struggling with global problems, the GIIFF showcases important lessons to be learned from indigenous cultures such as interconnectedness, wisdom of our elders, sustainable living and how to live in harmony with nature.

 

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING: May 26

FILM TITLE: Sins Of The Guilty

Director: Marcello Thedford

Time: 6-8pm

Summary: Vanessa Johnson movies out on her own. She doesn’t know how difficult the world is going to be.  When a charming fashion photographer entices his way into her new apartment and as her new love interest. Vanessa never dreamed how foul love could be.

When her lover turns up dead, a spiral of suspicion unravels; and we start our journey to uncover the Sins of the Guilty.

 

FILM TITLE: Detainment

Director: Marcello Thedford

Time: 8:30-10pm

Summary: An everyday expatriate family living abroad is brutally invaded and detained in their home by terrorists. Blood and mayhem follow as these sociopaths battle each other. The entire family is emotionally and physically traumatized across the city. Innocent children are not excluded from this horror. The bond between a father and daughter are tested and tried – love always prevails.

 

FEATURES

 

Title: Zola (The Bicycle Thief)

Director: Sanelle Sibanda  

 

Title: Confessions of Isabella

Director: Trina McGee

 

Title: Red Passage (GIIFF Special Film – Back by Popular Demand)

Director: Ho Yi

 

Title: Kung Fu Pho (In association with the Vietnamese Film Festival, the Los Angeles Premiere)

Director: Quoc Duy Nguyen

 

 

 

SHORTS

 

Title: Bohemian Blood

Director: Cam White

 

Title: The Life Gamble

Director: Peter Janov

 

Title: Lions of the South

Director: Bilal Morris

 

Title: Bert Tucker International: The Legend, The Man, & His Work for Belize

Director: Bilal Morris

 

Title: Furtive

Director: Ihuoma Ofordire

 

Title: West Papua: A Journey to Freedom

Director: Erin Morris

 

Title: Escape

Director: Alex Munoz

 

Title: Catnip Fever

Director: Alex Munoz

 

Title: Duendes Gone Bad

Director: Alex Munoz

 

 

DOCUMENTARIES

Title: A Taste of Gullah Janice Collins

Title: Lubaraun

Director: Maria Jose Alvarez and

Producer Martha Clarissa Hernandez

Title: Stateless (In association with the Vietnamese Film Festival, #2 in the Documentary Showcase featuring the work of Emmy Award winning director Duc Nguyen.)

Director: Duc Nguyen

 

Title: Purapecha: Poor of the Poorest

Director: Cheryl Quintana

 

Title: Tanto Tiempo

Director: Cheryl Quintana

 

Title: The Presence of Arnost Lustig

Director: Eva Lustigova

 

Title: Crossing Bhutan

Director: Victoria Mudd

 

Title: Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion

 

Title: Final Picture: Death is in the Air (Documentary Drama)

 

Title: Resistencia: The Fight For the Aguan Valley

Director: Jesse Freeston

 

Title: Spring Of The Reindeer

Directors: Omar Agustoni and Pierre Marc

 

Title: Teokari: Companion on the Path

Director: Salvador Espinosa

 

Title: Goayza

Director: Milton Sanchez

 

Title: Save The Bees

Director: Marta Topolska

 

 

Title: Animal Communication: Connecting With Animals

Director: Vincent Fooy

 

Title: If I Give My Soul

Co-Director: Andrew Johnson and Ryan Patch

 

Title: She Sings To The Stars

Director: Jennifer Cochran and Jonathan Corcoran

 

Title: This Was Hasankeyf

Director: Ommaso Vitali

 

Title: I Had To Do It

Director: Ras Pin
Producer: Michael Flores

 

 

Title: The Story of Friends

Director: Ahmoud Yossry

 

Title: Cobra Gypsies

Director: Raphael Treza

 

Title: Menu on the Silk Road

Director: Mustafa Kia

 

Title: The Ground is Breathing

Director: Ali Pour Issa

 

For all screening days and times visit: http://garifunafilmfestival.com/film-schedule-2016/

 

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