Dawn Borchardt sits down with the most interesting voices in indie film to talk about professional and personal growth in their filmmaking experiences, what their stories mean to them, and how their personal beliefs and histories interweave with the stories they share on screen.
RANGER is a story about rite of passage. Set within Kenya’s Maasai homeland, an intimate and contemporary story of self-discovery unfolds, as 12 women become East Africa’s first all-female anti-poaching unit. Upending the male-dominated, reliance upon military-style training to make a wildlife ranger, Virginia, Liz, Momina and Damaris instead undergo a year-long program of deep trauma-release and healing, triggering profound transformation within themselves and sending shockwaves through their communities. The film screened at the Mountainfilm Fest 2022 in Telluride, CO.
In this episode, Dawn and Austin talk about the importance of being present, his wife's midwifery work complimenting his making of this film, and the ethics of intervention when you're a documentarian.
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Human Rights x Arts Presents Ranger Dec 7, 2022 ONLINE
Frozen River Film Festival Feb 5-12, 2023
Victoria Film Festival in British Columbia Feb. 3-12, 2023
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