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Official Festival Selection- Sin Pais (Without Country)


In a time where immigration has become a major issue in America, Sin Pais chronicles the story of Gilbert and Helen, two Guatemalan teenagers whose parents were suddenly deported after nearly twenty years in the country. The doc follows their time spent separate, where Gilbert and Helen are getting their education and their parents and youngest sister remain living in Guatemala. It is a call for hope that this family will one day be together again with the opportunity be American citizens. Director Theo Rigby recently received a student Academy Award for his work. Click this link for a clip from the film with an introduction by Rigby himself…

Theo Rigby will be in Attendance!

The film will play Saturday, Sept 24th at 1:30 in the Angelika before a screening of the immigration documentary “Tony and Janina’s American Wedding.”

He will be giving a talk on how to make a good film website,  using innovative storytelling on the web using video and stills–trans-media, multi-media, interactive, participatory elements. Saturday Sept 24th at 4:15  in the Angelika Cafe.

Just like NPR ask author’s what they are reading or musicians what is on their ipod, we have been asking filmmakers what they watch online.  Here are Theo’s top 3 online videos.

California is a Place:

Highrise:

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