Screening for the 9th annual Global Voices Film Festival has officially begun! This week a few interns and I have been watching clips of the films sent in and have been very impressed by the various stories and diverse topics on AIDS, non-violence, street children, indigenous peoples and so many more global issues that are very relevant and current to today. I am gaining a lot of knowledge from these films and have personally witnessed the power documentaries have. Educating viewers and exposing them to the real world, documentaries help to create awareness on a topic that would otherwise be unknown to viewers. I appreciate the work of documentary filmmakers and wish to see more documentaries out in the big theaters. Horror films, action and adventure films and comedies are enjoyable to watch but documentaries do so much more than entertain. Documentaries produce understanding, inspire and give viewers the chance to experience more than a fictional story.
Great job filmmakers and I look forward to viewing the films in whole with the screening committee in the upcoming weeks!