2019 Archives | Mendocino Film Festival

Afghan Cycles: Interview with Sarah Menzies

By Kristin Suratt on Friday, May 17th, 2019 in 2019, Coast Cinemas, Documentary, Fort Bragg, News.

Afghan Cycles uses the bicycle to tell a story of women’s rights–human rights–and the struggles faced by Afghan women on a daily basis, from discrimination to abuse, to oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society. These women ride despite cultural barriers, despite lack of infrastructure, even despite death threats. Afghan Cycles Read the full article…


Immigration: Interview with Richard Levien

By Kristin Suratt on Monday, May 13th, 2019 in 2019, Crown Hall, Documentary, Mendocino Village, News.

The perils of immigration are explored in Richard Levein’s timely film, Collisions. When twelve-year-old Itan, a straight-A student, comes home from school in San Francisco, she is stunned to find their furniture up-ended, and no trace of her mother, Yoana. A Child Protective Services representative takes Itan and her brother Neto to live with their Read the full article…


Environment and Film: Sea of Shadows Interview

By Kristin Suratt on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 in 2019, Crown Hall, Documentary, News.

Environment and Film: Sea of Shadows Richard Ladkani’s brilliant documentary film Sea of Shadows captures a thrilling Hollywood-style rescue in the Sea of Cortez as a team of brilliant scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists, and courageous undercover agents dare to put their lives on the line in a desperate last-minute effort to save the Earth’s Read the full article…


Politics and Environment: Two KGUA Interviews

By Kristin Suratt on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 in 2019, Crown Hall, Documentary, Festival Tent, Mendocino Village, News.

  Politics and Environment: The River and the Wall The River and the Wall  follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1,200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency Read the full article…