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15

Jun

#DMVIFF2012 in The Sentinel

11

Jun

#DMVIFF2012 Screening Schedule

#DMVIFF2012 Screening Schedule

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07

Jun

This film is Amazing! Make sure your at #DMVIFF2012

This film is Amazing! Make sure your at #DMVIFF2012

Closing Night Film!

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Opening Night Film!

06

Jun

DMVIFF 2012 OFFICIAL Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DMV INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST 2012

A celebration of Arthouse Films in the Gateway Arts District

Presented by the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation and the Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council

June 15 & 17 2012

Venue:

Brentwood Arts Exchange @ Gateway Arts Center 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722

Contact:

The Creative Edge, Pierre Walcott, 202-230-7486, pierre.walcott2@gmail.com http://dmviff.tumblr.com

Hyattsville, MD, June 1, 2012 – DMV International Film Festival (DMVIFF) is a unique offering of the works of local and international filmmakers. The festival runs June 15th–17th at the Brentwood Arts Exchange @ Gateway Arts Center, including internationally acclaimed films and programs, such as “Tin Man,” “Chocolate City,” “Charlie Casanova” and “The Actors’ Intensive” Workshop with Winsome Sinclair and Memory Layne Filmworks. 25 films will be shown in total. Tickets are $10 at the door per day, and can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/245272.

In its third year, this year’s festival is sponsored by the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation and the Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council, under the direction of the Creative Edge, a community of local filmmakers, creatives and community organizations dedicated to building a film and digital media scene in the Gateway Arts District. DMVIFF is the vision of Ms. Tanecia Britt, a gifted local filmmaker, entrepreneur and founding member of The Creative Edge.

HEADLINING EVENTS

6/15/12 **Opening Night Feature*-Title: “Chocolate City” (5:45 pm - 6:30 pm)

*Encore Presentation* -Title: “Charlie Casanova” (6:45 pm - 8:15 pm)

6/16/12 “The Actors’ Intensive” Workshop with Winsome Sinclair (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

6/17/12 -Title: “La tragedia del hombre hueco” (The hollow man’s tragedy) (6:00 pm- 6:16 pm) 

Title: Stanley Pickle

*Closing Night Feature* - Title: Tin Can Man (6:35pm- 8:00 pm)

ABOUT “THE ACTORS’ INTENSIVE”

Now in its third year, the DMV International Film Festival is excited to present its newest program, “The Actors’ Intensive,” sponsored by Memory Layne Filmworks. Taught by casting director, Winsome Sinclair, this unique workshop is designed to give actors in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area an intense experience on what it takes to audition and book work as a professional actor. With a small class, each actor is given special attention and multiple chances to work and improve skills. Actors will work on strengthening cold reading and audition techniques. Additional activities include improvisation, Q&A with Ms. Sinclair, and a one-on- one scene reading with Winsome Sinclair. Direct feedback, detailed feedback will be privately given to each actor. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m.

ABOUT WINSOME SINCLAIR

One of the most sought after casting directors on the East Coast, Winsome Sinclair has collaborated with such directors as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and John Singleton, casting principals and extras for the films “Amistad,” “Malcolm X,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “She Hate Me,” “Inside Man,” “Too Fast Too Furious,” “Black Snake Moan,” “Cadillac Records” and “Precious,” among others. Her most recent projects include “For Colored Girls,” “Violet & Daisy” and the upcoming remake of the classic “Sparkle.” In addition to features, Sinclair has also cast projects for network television. Her firm, Winsome Sinclair & Associates, with offices in New York City, is celebrated for creating valuable jobs for many African-American and Latino actors. With over 20 years of experience in film, this industry veteran sits on the board of directors of the African-American Women In Cinema foundation. She is also a member of the New York Women In Film and Television.

She has also led the Star Project for the American Black Film Festival and moderated symposiums and panel discussions for the prestigious film festival. Sinclair is a co- founder and serves as producer for the full-service production company, Legacy Media Group. Her company founded the TV/Film Production Certificate Program at Medgar Evers College. The program, presented by Legacy Media in conjunction with Medgar Evers Personal Development Institute and affiliated with the Adult Continuing Education at Medgar Evers College, gives students hands-on training and preparation for a career in film and television production. Sinclair also serves as an instructor for the first course of its kind at the Brooklyn campus. Sinclair produced the laugh-out-loud web series, “Liza Out Loud.” She recently wrapped production on the dramatic web series, “Brooklyn Rain,” which was produced entirely by Legacy Media Group. She most recently cast 2012 Sundance Official Selections “Red Hook Summer” directed by Spike Lee and “Slavery By Another Name” directed by Sam Pollard. Sinclair is also set to produce the hip hop crime drama, Justice, written and directed by filmmaker-to-watch, Joey Mhz. She is currently producing the British crime drama, “Flowers Don’t Grow In England.”

ABOUT TANECIA BRITT

For director Tanecia Britt, pictures are a constant flow of concepts through her hands and eyes, depicted with more emotion than what can be seen in real life. After graduating from Johnson C. Smith University, reality became the foundation for her films. Living strictly off of her determination to become a full-time director, the self-forming entrepreneur hit the country. Working as a marketing and campaign administrator or the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago then freelancing in Atlanta, Britt soon found herself networking among some of the sharpest eyes in the South. Celebrity photographer Donna Pernell shared insight about the inner workings of the industry which motivated Britt to declare herself as an assistant director and production assistant. Continuously networking and building her name, she found herself under the direction of Eyal Sivian, professor and mentor at the University of East London. Under him she learned to shoot with a purpose and to take her time with film-making.

Her creativity and relentless drive to succeed opened a niche for Internet films in which she began to market herself on the web. To date, Tanecia Britt has been a never-ending machine, cranking out films including her 2008 feature “School Without Walls” along with a multitude of shorts and music videos. Her unstoppable nature led her to team with Reset Pictures out of New York City which allowed her to feature her talents on Mark Ecko’s “Cut and Sew” commercials, Talib Qweli’s “Strangers” music video and Maino’s “Girlfriend” music video. Currently, she is collaborating with Chyna Lane and Winsome Sinclair (“Precious,” 2009) to bring forth “Flowers Don’t Grow in England,” a ruthless caricature telling the lives of three East London women.

ABOUT OUR SPONSORS

Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) is an independent non-profit organization designated by the Prince George’s County government to coordinate financial support and advocacy for the arts and humanities through grants, artistic programs and creative partnerships among business, education, government and residents. http://www.pgahc.org

Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (Hyattsville CDC): The Hyattsville CDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization and sustainable development of the Hyattsville community. Founded in 2001 by community activists, our mission is to develop arts, entertainment, and public spaces; spur economic development and the quality of community life; encourage widespread leadership for community revitalization; and to rebuild the City’s commercial corridors. http://www.hyattsvillecdc.org

The Creative Edge is a local film and media initiative operating under the auspices of the Hyattsville CDC and sponsored by the PGAHC. The vision is to establish Prince George’s County’s Gateway Arts & Entertainment District as an attractive, viable, creative space for emerging and professional film-makers, film production and film entertainment.

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01

Jun

— TO BUY SCREENING PASSES —
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/245272
A CELEBRATION OF ARTHOUSE FILMS IN THE ARTS DISTRICT
PRESENTED BY HCDC and PGAHC
DMV International Film Fest 2012
June 15, 16, 17 2012
Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722
City of Hyattsville, MD, June 1, 2012  DMV International Film Festival (DMVIFF) is a  unique offering of the works of  local and international filmmakers. This year’s screenings include many films that have garnered national and international attention.  
Friday June 15th 5:00pm–7:30pm Film Screening 
'TIN MAN”
(Dublin, Ireland)
Saturday June 16th 11:00am-4:30pm “THE ACTORS INTENSIVE” Actor’s Workshop
Now in its third year, the DMV International Film is excited to present its newest program,THE ACTORS INTENSIVE taught by A-list casting director, Winsome Sinclair.  This unique workshop is designed to give actors in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area an intense experience on what it takes to audition and book work as a professional actor.  With a small class, each actor is given special attention and multiple chances to work and improve skills.  Actors will work on strengthening cold reading and audition techniques.  Additional activities include improvisation and Q&A with Winsome Sinclair.  At the end of the workshop, each actor will have a one-on-one scene reading with Winsome Sinclair.  Direct feedback, detailed feedback will be privately given to each actor.   

ABOUT WINSOME SINCLAIR
One of the most sought after casting directors on the East Coast, Winsome Sinclair has collaborated with such directors as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and John Singleton, casting principals and extras for the films Amistad, Malcolm X, Waiting to Exhale, She Hate Me, Inside Man, Too Fast Too Furious, Black Snake Moan, Cadillac Records and Precious, among others. Her most recent projects include For Colored Girls, Violet & Daisy and the upcoming remake of the classic Sparkle. In addition to features, Sinclair has also cast projects for network television. Her firm, Winsome Sinclair & Associates, with offices in New York City, is celebrated for creating valuable jobs for many African-American and Latino actors.  With over 20 years of experience in film, this industry veteran sits on the board of directors of the African-American Women In Cinema foundation.  She is also a member of the New York Women In Film and Television.  She has also led the Star Project for the American Black Film Festival and moderated symposiums and panel discussions for the prestigious film festival.  Sinclair is a co-founder and serves as producer for the full-service production company, Legacy Media Group..  Her company founded the TV/Film Production Certificate Program at Medgar Evers College.  The program, presented by Legacy Media in conjunction with Medgar Evers Personal Development Institute and affiliated with the Adult Continuing Education at Medgar Evers College, gives students hands-on training and preparation for a career in film and television production.  Sinclair also serves as an instructor for the first course of its kind at the Brooklyn campus.  Sinclair produced the laugh-out-loud web series, Liza Out Loud.  She recently wrapped production on the dramatic web series, Brooklyn Rain, which was produced entirely by Legacy Media Group.  She most recently cast 2012 Sundance Official Selections Red Hook Summer directed by Spike Lee and Slavery By Another Name directed by Sam Pollard.  Sinclair is also set to produce the hip hop crime drama, Justice, written and directed by filmmaker-to-watch, Joey Mhz. She is currently producing the British crime drama, FLOWERS DON’T GROW IN ENGLAND.

Sunday June 17th Film Screening 6:00pm-7:30pm 
Film - “Chocolate  City” 
*Charlie Casanova* ENCORE SCREENING
Tickets are $10
DMVIFF is the vision of Ms. Tanecia Britt,  a gifted local filmmaker, entrepreneur and founding member of  The Creative Edge, a community of local filmmakers, creatives  and community organizations dedicated to building a film and digital media scene in the Gateway Arts District

— TO BUY SCREENING PASSES —

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/245272

A CELEBRATION OF ARTHOUSE FILMS IN THE ARTS DISTRICT

PRESENTED BY HCDC and PGAHC

DMV International Film Fest 2012

June 15, 16, 17 2012

Brentwood Arts Exchange at the Gateway Arts Center

3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722

City of Hyattsville, MD, June 1, 2012  DMV International Film Festival (DMVIFF) is a  unique offering of the works of  local and international filmmakers. This year’s screenings include many films that have garnered national and international attention.  

Friday June 15th 5:00pm–7:30pm Film Screening 

'TIN MAN”

(Dublin, Ireland)

Saturday June 16th 11:00am-4:30pm “THE ACTORS INTENSIVE” Actor’s Workshop

Now in its third year, the DMV International Film is excited to present its newest program,THE ACTORS INTENSIVE taught by A-list casting director, Winsome Sinclair.  This unique workshop is designed to give actors in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area an intense experience on what it takes to audition and book work as a professional actor.  With a small class, each actor is given special attention and multiple chances to work and improve skills.  Actors will work on strengthening cold reading and audition techniques.  Additional activities include improvisation and Q&A with Winsome Sinclair.  At the end of the workshop, each actor will have a one-on-one scene reading with Winsome Sinclair.  Direct feedback, detailed feedback will be privately given to each actor.   

ABOUT WINSOME SINCLAIR

One of the most sought after casting directors on the East Coast, Winsome Sinclair has collaborated with such directors as Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and John Singleton, casting principals and extras for the films AmistadMalcolm X, Waiting to ExhaleShe Hate Me, Inside ManToo Fast Too FuriousBlack Snake MoanCadillac Records and Precious, among others. Her most recent projects include For Colored Girls, Violet & Daisy and the upcoming remake of the classic Sparkle. In addition to features, Sinclair has also cast projects for network television. Her firm, Winsome Sinclair & Associates, with offices in New York City, is celebrated for creating valuable jobs for many African-American and Latino actors.  With over 20 years of experience in film, this industry veteran sits on the board of directors of the African-American Women In Cinema foundation.  She is also a member of the New York Women In Film and Television.  She has also led the Star Project for the American Black Film Festival and moderated symposiums and panel discussions for the prestigious film festival.  Sinclair is a co-founder and serves as producer for the full-service production company, Legacy Media Group..  Her company founded the TV/Film Production Certificate Program at Medgar Evers College.  The program, presented by Legacy Media in conjunction with Medgar Evers Personal Development Institute and affiliated with the Adult Continuing Education at Medgar Evers College, gives students hands-on training and preparation for a career in film and television production.  Sinclair also serves as an instructor for the first course of its kind at the Brooklyn campus.  Sinclair produced the laugh-out-loud web series, Liza Out Loud.  She recently wrapped production on the dramatic web series, Brooklyn Rain, which was produced entirely by Legacy Media Group.  She most recently cast 2012 Sundance Official Selections Red Hook Summer directed by Spike Lee and Slavery By Another Name directed by Sam Pollard.  Sinclair is also set to produce the hip hop crime drama, Justice, written and directed by filmmaker-to-watch, Joey Mhz. She is currently producing the British crime drama, FLOWERS DON’T GROW IN ENGLAND.

Sunday June 17th Film Screening 6:00pm-7:30pm 

Film - “Chocolate  City” 

*Charlie Casanova* ENCORE SCREENING

Tickets are $10

DMVIFF is the vision of Ms. Tanecia Britt,  a gifted local filmmaker, entrepreneur and founding member of  The Creative Edge, a community of local filmmakers, creatives  and community organizations dedicated to building a film and digital media scene in the Gateway Arts District

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22

Apr

DMVIFF 2012 (by TaneciaBritt)

26

Mar

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! —

Now taking submissions for the DMV International Film Festival!

Last year, the DMV International Film Festival made headway in the film festival arena by debuting superior films worthy of national and international attention. Ranging from BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) award winning films to highly recognized works, DMVIFF was esteemed among media and, in just its second year, garnered the attention of a new wave of film makers.

Now its your turn to join the festivities, literally. DMVIFF is now taking submissions for the 2012 film festival event, scheduled to be held June 15th - June 17th. With categories ranging from short film to music videos, this film extravaganza opens its doors for fresh and innovative concepts to display to the public.

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2012. Late deadline: April 15, 2012. DMVIFF welcomes early bird submissions.

FEES:
$15

For information on how to submit your film, visit: DMVIFF@gmail.com

Show films that have been submitted in last years film festival and media supporters. Pride self on supporting independent films year round. Original content is highly welcomed.

Google artwork for films submitted for in 2011

Advertise winning categories (best cinematography, etc)

DMVIFF 2011 Winners!

Best Cinematography - “Chloe and Attie”

Breakthrough Film - “FAME: An American Love Story”

Best Short Film // Best Sound Design - “Stanley Pickle”

Best Feature | DMVIFF Festival Pick - “Charlie Cassanova”

Best Documentary - Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children

Best Director - Gullhad Emilio Schenker, “Lavan”

Best Producer - J. Leland Malinski, “Blood In the Bay

Best Composed Short / Best Music Video - “Part Time MC”

For more information about the DMV International Film Festiva, contactl:

Stay in touch and we’ll be glad to answer any questions regarding the 2012 DMV International Film Festival!

By Mail:

DMV International Film Festival
P.O. Box 185 
Hyattsville, MD 20781

or,

 http://dmviff.tumblr.com
DMVIFF@gmail.com

Festival Director

TaneciaBritt@gmail.com

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30

Sep

DMV Nude. The beauty of the female form. A tasteful live erotic photography session featuring a live Nude Model. The gallery will display the exotic work of local photographers and their take on the body as an art form. Live Photography Session conducted. Come enjoy complimentary wine, music and conversation. Website: http://www.DMVIFF.comEmail: Info@DMVIFF.com

DMV Nude. The beauty of the female form. A tasteful live erotic photography session featuring a live Nude Model. The gallery will display the exotic work of local photographers and their take on the body as an art form. Live Photography Session conducted. 

Come enjoy complimentary wine, music and conversation. 


Website: http://www.DMVIFF.com
Email: Info@DMVIFF.com

(Source: dmvnude5)

13

Sep

ABOUT US! 
The Metropolitan Project will consist of four different filmmakers coming together for a film collaborative. 
Most of the projects will take place in Prince George’s county.
These filmmakers will be challenged with unveiling different stories from different perspectives within the community. 
We want to show our appreciation to the filmmakers for their hard work as well as promote and encourage self promotion. The Metropolitan project will survive alone on  people viewing. 
We want our filmmakers to expand in fan base so we will create the platform for filmmakers to stream their community based web series. 
The Themes will be provided to each filmmaker but the script, production and post production development will be solely the filmmakers responsibility.
The Metropolitan project works on deadline so it is important for ALL filmmakers to submit promptly.Failure to not meet deadlines will be an automatic series cancellation.  
 Our goal is to work up to filmmakers being able to receive funds for their own projects. These community based projects will focus on Community issues such as Gentrification, human trafficking and political propaganda  and many more story lines. 
For an Application contact us at Submissions@DMVIFF.com

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ABOUT US! 

  • The Metropolitan Project will consist of four different filmmakers coming together for a film collaborative. 
  • Most of the projects will take place in Prince George’s county.
  • These filmmakers will be challenged with unveiling different stories from different perspectives within the community. 
    • We want to show our appreciation to the filmmakers for their hard work as well as promote and encourage self promotion. The Metropolitan project will survive alone on  people viewing. 
    • We want our filmmakers to expand in fan base so we will create the platform for filmmakers to stream their community based web series. 
    • The Themes will be provided to each filmmaker but the script, production and post production development will be solely the filmmakers responsibility.
    • The Metropolitan project works on deadline so it is important for ALL filmmakers to submit promptly.Failure to not meet deadlines will be an automatic series cancellation.  
    •  Our goal is to work up to filmmakers being able to receive funds for their own projects. These community based projects will focus on Community issues such as Gentrification, human trafficking and political propaganda  and many more story lines. 
    • For an Application contact us at Submissions@DMVIFF.com

— 

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12

Sep

REGISTRATION FEE $10
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/199380


— Filmmakers and photographers will be equip with Cameras to shoot a narrative in one continuous shot.
 
 
Location: UTC
Run and Shoot Challenge Dates:
Fall October 8th, 2011
Winter December 10th, 2011
Spring April 14th, 2011
Summer July 21st, 2011
 
 
 
 The Run and Shoot challenge will be a seasonal challenge held Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. 
 
 Run and Shoot Details
 
Challenge Time:
11am - 5pm (Screenings at 6p)
 
Challenge Location:
University Town Centre
 
Who is allowed to participate?
Open to photographs and filmmakers only.
 
Who will judge is challenge?
The Challenge will be judged by a jury of 7 industry professionals.
 
Criteria to become a judge:
-Must be a film lover -Must be a Arts/Media/Community professional
 
All Judges are pre-selected. Judges are subject to change each season.
 
 
•-All narratives have to be once continuous shot (no editing). 
•-Content based up to the filmmaker, no nudity allowed. 
•-All projects must be presented back at the UTC by 5pm sharp.
•-Any participant arriving after 5pm will be disqualified
•-All projects have to be a minimum of 2 minutes and max of 5 minutes
 
 
 
Reward will be continuous screenings within the UTC ( businesses included), seat on the Grand Jury for the next season of the “Run and Shoot” program and DMVIFF/Global FILM/EYA recognition.
 
We want to encourage our practical artist and challenge our artists of theory. DMVIFF and Global FILM strive to bring education to the Arts District. We are introducing the EYA Lyceum Series.

REGISTRATION FEE $10

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/199380

— Filmmakers and photographers will be equip with Cameras to shoot a narrative in one continuous shot.

 

 

Location: UTC

Run and Shoot Challenge Dates:

Fall October 8th, 2011

Winter December 10th, 2011

Spring April 14th, 2011

Summer July 21st, 2011

 

 

 

 The Run and Shoot challenge will be a seasonal challenge held Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. 

 

 Run and Shoot Details

 

Challenge Time:

11am - 5pm (Screenings at 6p)

 

Challenge Location:

University Town Centre

 

Who is allowed to participate?

Open to photographs and filmmakers only.

 

Who will judge is challenge?

The Challenge will be judged by a jury of 7 industry professionals.

 

Criteria to become a judge:

-Must be a film lover -Must be a Arts/Media/Community professional

 

All Judges are pre-selected. Judges are subject to change each season.

 

 

•-All narratives have to be once continuous shot (no editing). 

•-Content based up to the filmmaker, no nudity allowed. 

•-All projects must be presented back at the UTC by 5pm sharp.

•-Any participant arriving after 5pm will be disqualified

•-All projects have to be a minimum of 2 minutes and max of 5 minutes

 

 

 

Reward will be continuous screenings within the UTC ( businesses included), seat on the Grand Jury for the next season of the “Run and Shoot” program and DMVIFF/Global FILM/EYA recognition.

 

We want to encourage our practical artist and challenge our artists of theory. DMVIFF and Global FILM strive to bring education to the Arts District. We are introducing the EYA Lyceum Series.

(Source: RUNANDSHOOT)

09

Aug

After watching “The Forgotten Children of Zimbabwe” I instantly thank God for the life that I have lived. I know we as American’s who have had a “rough” life often complain about how we wish we could live a glamorous life, but I’m sure the children of Zimbabwe would kill to have the life many of us live. I commend these children for surviving and working so hard just to find a meal and get an education on a daily. Where we here complain about not wanting to eat this or that,  or we don’t want to go to school, these children 10-16 years old  barely eat or are begging to go to school but denied because they can’t afford a simple $2 a year school fee. I do hope that a copy of this film was sent to a Zimbabwe official so they can see what there government is doing to a beautiful country. The children of that country deserve better and I think this film, was a good way to spread the message.


Written by: Rocky (@Ferguson_ROCKZ)

After watching “The Forgotten Children of Zimbabwe” I instantly thank God for the life that I have lived. I know we as American’s who have had a “rough” life often complain about how we wish we could live a glamorous life, but I’m sure the children of Zimbabwe would kill to have the life many of us live. I commend these children for surviving and working so hard just to find a meal and get an education on a daily. Where we here complain about not wanting to eat this or that,  or we don’t want to go to school, these children 10-16 years old  barely eat or are begging to go to school but denied because they can’t afford a simple $2 a year school fee. I do hope that a copy of this film was sent to a Zimbabwe official so they can see what there government is doing to a beautiful country. The children of that country deserve better and I think this film, was a good way to spread the message.

Written by: Rocky (@Ferguson_ROCKZ)