[act-ma] Dec 14 Documentary: CROCODILE GENNADIY
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Fri Dec 11 12:57:47 PST 2015
I'd like to share news of an upcoming documentary screening:
On Monday, December 14 at 7PM at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, the DocYard will screen the documentary film CROCODILE GENNADIY, by Steve Hoover.
Director Steve Hoover will attend in person for Q&A
The film won Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Little Rock Film Festival
and Hawaii International Film Festival and was also an official selection of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and IDFA 2015.
Synopsis:“After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine’s social and political institutions faced massive change, including an increasingly corrupt government and crippled infrastructure. A number of the nation’s youth wound up homeless and addicted to a lethal cocktail of injected cold medicine and alcohol. In the early 2000s a pastor from Mariupol named Gennadiy Mokhnenko took up the fight against child homelessness by forcibly abducting street kids and bringing them to his Pilgrim Republic rehabilitation center—the largest organization of its kind in the former Soviet Union. Gennadiy’s ongoing efforts and unabashedly tough love approach to his city’s problems has made him a folk hero for some, and a lawless vigilante to others. Despite criticism, Gennadiy is determined to continue his work. Using gripping footage that follows the self-appointed savior’s mission over the course of fifteen years, interspersing imagery from a popular Soviet animated TV show, [ Crocodile Gennadiy ]( https://www.facebook.com/gennadiyfilm/ ) is a bold and captivating portrait of a man fighting to change Ukraine for the better, as its place in a tense political landscape hangs in the balance.” —Ian Hollander / Tribeca Film Festival
[ FRONTLINE ]( https://www.facebook.com/frontline/ ) Short Film
The DocYard will present a short documentary from the award-winning PBS series, FRONTLINE, prior to this feature screening. FRONTLINE has served as American public television’s flagship public affairs series since 1983. Described by The Atlantic as “the best news program on television,” the series has built a reputation for powerful investigative storytelling that tackles the tough, controversial and complex stories that shape our times. More than 180 FRONTLINE documentaries are streaming in full, for free, online.
Tonight’s featured short film is SOUNDS OF SOLITARY.
Description: Think it’s the isolation that drives some solitary confinement prisoners crazy? It might actually be the intense noise. With extraordinary access, FRONTLINE brings you inside a maximum security solitary confinement unit in Maine.
Written and Directed by DAN EDGE
Produced by DAN EDGE, ELIZABETH C. JONES, LAUREN MUCCIOLO
Here is the Facebook event with more info and a trailer:
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