The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Announces Film Lineup

August 8
8:25 2014
The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Announces Film Lineup

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is proud to announce the film lineup for the fifth annual event being held Oct. 8 to Oct. 12, 2014 in Chagrin Falls, OH. Selected films represent the work of filmmakers from 20 countries and focus on a wide range of thought-provoking topics. Tickets go on sale Sept. 1 at

Following is the official lineup of films for the Fifth Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival:

Environmental Documentaries: North into the Mist - Directed by Neil Weisbrod (Israel, Norway), Of Land and Water - Directed by Henry Brown and Jose De Leon (USA), Raising Shrimp - Directed by Joe Cunningham (USA), SlingShot - Directed by Paul Lazarus (Ghana, Paraguay, USA), The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community - Directed by Anne Macksoud (USA), Urban Fruit - Directed by Roman Zenz (USA), Walking in Two Worlds - Directed by Bo Boudart (USA)

Human Spirit Documentaries: Alive Inside - Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett (USA), Do You Believe in Love? - Directed by Dan Wasserman (Israel), Perfect Strangers - Directed by Jan Krawitz (USA), Project: Shattered Silence - Directed by Colleen Hamilton (USA), Raising Matty Christian - Directed by Christian de Rezendes (USA), Tapia - Directed by Eddie Alcanzar (USA), The Forgotten Soldier - Directed by Balazs Ravasz (Germany, Hungary), Zemene - Directed by Melissa Donovan (Ethiopia, USA)

Local Interest Documentaries: A Whole Lott More - Directed by Victor Buhler (USA, United Kingdom), An Adoptee Roared in Ohio - Directed by Jean Strauss (USA), Facing Forward: A Student's Story - Directed by Laura Paglin (USA), Mentor - Directed by Alix Lambert (USA), Perseverance: The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor - Directed by Dan Chace (USA), The Steel Fired Story of Chef Nowak - Directed by David Purpera (USA), The Sax Man - Directed by Joe Siebert (USA), What's a Checker? - Directed by Benjamin Merkel (USA)

Social Awareness Documentaries: A Simple Piece of Paper - Directed by Jean Strauss (USA), Before the Revolution - Directed by Dan Shadur (Israel), Hotline - Directed by Tony Shaff (USA), In The Shadow of the Sun - Directed by Harry Freeland (United Kingdom), Poverty, Inc. - Directed by Michael Matheson Miller (USA), Private Violence - Directed by Cynthia Hill (USA), Return to Homs - Directed by Talal Derki (Syria, Germany), Rhythms of Resistance - Directed by Jason O'Hara (Brazil, Canada), Shell Shocked - Directed by John Richie (USA), Tears & Blood Behind Made in China - Directed by Xiaomu Qiao (Belgium, China, Swaziland, USA), The Lives of LaMott Atkins - Directed by Robert Philipson (USA), Unconditional - Directed by Kelly McKenna (USA)

On The Lighter Side Documentaries: Dizzy Fingers: The Life of Joe Soprani - Directed by Dom Hilton (USA), GreasePaint - Directed by Daniel Espeut (USA), Hava Nagila (The Movie) - Directed by Roberta Grossman (USA), Lunch - Directed by Donna Kanter (USA), Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey - Directed by Eric Byford (USA), The Last Kamikazis of Heavy Metal - Directed by Marina Grozdanova, Biliana Grozdanova (USA), Todd Who? - Directed by Ian Abercromby, Gavin Bond (Australia), Tom Rush: No Regrets - Directed by Todd Kwait (USA)


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