MVIFF 2017: WHITE SUN (seto surya)–Global Citizen Award Presentation-SOLD OUT
The Global Citizen Award will be presented to the MVIFF’s Guests of Honor prior to the film and includes a discussion on their careers producing independent world cinema. Due a just announced film scheduling conflict Mr. Glover will join us via SKYPE, Ms. Barnes will join us in person on Friday evening.
The MV Film Society is proud to announce Actor Danny Glover and Producer Joslyn Barnes of Louveture Films will attend the 2017 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, where they will receive the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society’s 2017 Global Citizen Award. Details to follow soon.
CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER LOUVERTURE FILMS
In addition to being one of the most acclaimed actors of our time, Mr. Glover is also the recipient of countless awards for his humanitarian and advocacy efforts on behalf of economic and social justice causes, Glover is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Amnesty International.
His career spans 35 years and includes film classics like “Places in the Heart,” “The Color Purple,” the “Lethal Weapon” series and the acclaimed “To Sleep with Anger.” Mr. Glover has also executive produced numerous projects for film, television and theatre. Among these are “Good Fences,” “3 AM,” “Freedom Song,” “Get on the Bus,” “Deadly Voyage,” “Buffalo Soldiers,” “The Saint of Fort Washington,” and “Mooladé,” as well as the series “Courage and America’s Dream.”
CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER LOUVERTURE FILMS
Joslyn Barnes is a writer and producer. In 2017, Ms. Barnes was the recipient of both the Cinereach Producer Award and the Sundance Institute Amazon Studios Producer Award.
Prior to co-founding Louverture, she served as a program officer and expert consultant at the United Nations. She has lived and traveled widely in Africa and Asia, and has written numerous articles covering trade and social development issues, as well as contributing to books on the establishment of electronic communications in developing countries, food security in Africa, and strategic advocacy for the inclusion of gender perspectives on the international development agenda.
Ms. Barnes also wrote and directed the short film PRANA for Cinétévé France as part of an internationally distributed series of 30 short films to promote awareness of environmental issues.
An anti-regime partisan (Dayahang Rai) confronts physical, social and political obstacles after returning to his remote mountain village in Nepal for his father’s funeral.
“Skilfully manipulating romantic and social frictions which in lesser hands might have come across as soapily melodramatic, Rauniyar and Barker construct a parable-like tale whose allegorical aspects are there for those who wish to find them. But their priority is the creation of believable characters in a pungently atmospheric setting, which then takes shape into a satisfyingly organic narrative pattern as White Sun — stark title a reference to an emblem on Nepal’s uniquely non-quadrilateral flag — unfurls.”–Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter