Director Discussions Podcast
Cinema Verde interviews its talented film directors and producers about their extraordinary films. Go behind the scenes with Cinema Verde and the impactful filmmakers who are spreading awareness and inspiring change.
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Jayraj Patil, Nirmika A, and Carolijn Terwindt
Cinema Verde presents an interview with Jayraj Patil, Nirmika A, and Carolijn Terwindt about their film, "Free Pass." While foreign and Indian tourists visit Goa’s beaches and night life, others clean the accumulating garbage and sell the fish that was caught in the sea. Due to its proximity to the ocean, Goa is highly prone to disasters caused by climate change. While the lifestyle of most tourists is accelerating the climate crisis, fishermen and marginalized locals are particularly vulnerable to floods or changes in the biodiversity. This artistic project explores the radically different worlds of Goa that the tourists and those particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis inhabit. Our lives are so connected, but the connection is all too often invisible. How can contact be made and a conversation be initiated? As can be experienced in any of the live jams characterizing Goa’s beaches, music is a universal practice that can create joy and community. But which communities are part of the live jams on the beach and which are not? The video traces an intervention that interrogates a highly unequal status quo. The results are sometimes awkward, sometimes heartwarming.
Kate Adams and Alkis Papastathopoulos
Cinema Verde presents an interview with Kate Adams and Director Alkis Papastathopoulos about his film, "One Day We Will Dance with You." "One Day We Will Dance with You" tells the story of two women creating a dance to celebrate water. They imagine dance moves, and argue about science and whether a celebration can still be sad. As the community around them comes together to dance, they begin to imagine a future where the Water Molecule Dance and the celebration of water becomes a part of all our lives.
Cinema Verde presents an interview with Steve McGuire about his film, 1948 and Counting. Reports on Costa Rica's ability to manage without a military since 1948, despite invasions based in Nicaragua. Addresses the role of private armies serving multinational corporations, and whether the country's civil guard is a military by another name. Places Costa Rica in the context of Central and Latin American populist struggles against US backed regimes in El Salvador, Chile, Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras. Touches on the colonial history and explores whether Costa Rica depends on US military backing, and whether it is able to maintain independence from the US.
Cinema Verde presents an interview with director Dan Goldes about his film, Keeper of the Creek. “If you’ve ever thought ‘Someone should do something about that litter problem’, remember, you’re someone.” Joel Goldes has visited the creek in his suburban Southern California community nearly every day. And for the past 10 years, he’s been picking up litter, trapping invasive crayfish, opening blocked channels, and testifying at local hearings – often the lone voice in support of the under-appreciated ecosystem near his home.