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Face-to-Face with the Filmmaker – April 24, 2018

2018 Quarterly Screenings
April 24 & June 26

April 24

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema goes indoors for the second,
free “Face-to-Face with the Filmmaker” screening of the 2018 season.

Secession Art & Design
3235 Mission Street

7 pm to 9 pm

Co-presented with Secession Art & Design, DAUGHTERS OF THE FOREST tells the intimate, powerful story of a small group of girls who attend a radical high school where they learn to protect a threatened forest and forge a better future for themselves. Director Samantha Grant traveled to the untamed wilds of the Mbaracayu Reserve in rural Paraguay to capture this verité documentary. Ninety-five percent of the forest has been burned to the the ground to serve the needs of American agri-business giants including Monsanto and ADM. Filmed over the course of five years, the story follows the girls from their humble homes in indigenous villages through their graduation and offers us a glimpse of a disappearing world where timid girls grow into brave young women.

Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.
Seating is limited, reserve your tickets, today.

Watch the trailer 

Samantha Grant

Samantha, a Bernal resident, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist and educator. Through her San Francisco-based production company GUSH productions, she has created work for most of the major broadcast services as well as Al Jazeera International. In addition to her documentary film work, Samantha is a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and Stanford’s Knight Fellowship program.

Q&A with Samantha Grant and reception follow the screening.