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Jun
4
Wed
BAMF: Max And Mona @ Arts Riot
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm
BAMF: Max And Mona @ Arts Riot | Burlington | Vermont | United States

MAX AND MONA

Director: Teddy Mattera | South Africa   |   2004   |   98 minutes English with some Tswana, Afrikaans & Zulu, w/English subtitles |
Presented with Arts Riot as part of the BAMF movie and dinner series Watch Global – Eat Local
Max&Mona

Synopsis Traditional beliefs say that the souls of the dead will not join their ancestors until the mourners cry at their graves. Max Bua, 19, from a South African farm community, has inherited his grandfathers talent for mourning. Despite this heaven-sent gift, Max has his sights set on becoming a doctor and must travel to Johannesburg to begin his studies. With money the villagers collected for his tuition fees, and a wedding gift, he sets off to the city. Arriving too late to register and secure his room at the university, Max must seek out his infamous Uncle Norman. Director Teddy Mattera has constructed a slapstick comedy about a young boys coming of age and his wild adventure with a most unlikely partner in crime.

About the Director Teddy Mattera was born in South Africa in 1963, and studied at the London International Film School and the Maurits Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam. He interned on the Oscar-nominated Hoop Dreams (1993). His early experience ranged from work on documentaries for television in South Africa and the UK, and on shorts, commercials and music videos. He scripted the short Waiting for Valdez (2001) and directed the short Norman Comes to Jozi (2002). Max and Mona is his first feature film.

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Jul
2
Wed
BAMF: Bonsai People @ Arts Riot
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm
BAMF: Bonsai People @ Arts Riot | Burlington | Vermont | United States

BONSAI PEOPLE

Synopsis Celebrating the Vision of Muhammad Yunus from micro-credit to social business. What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality? To some, it sounds impossible. But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that. Yunus did his part to fight poverty by micro-lending $27 to 42 women, an effort which has now grown to 8 million women and 8 billion dollars. But he didn’t stop there; whenever he sees a problem he starts a social business – showing the world that complex problems sometimes do have simple answers. It’s not about handouts, it’s about a hand up.

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Aug
6
Wed
BAMF: Future of Hope @ Arts Riot
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm
BAMF: Future of Hope @ Arts Riot | Burlington | Vermont | United States

futureofhope

FUTURE OF HOPE

Directed by Henry Bateman | Iceland/UK | English & Icelandic w/English subtitles | 2010 | 75 min

Future of Hope is a documentary film following individuals that strive to change the world of consumerism, a system of credit and debt that the Icelandic economy was built upon for the past 10 years or more. Focusing on sustainable developments in organic farming, business, innovation, renewable energy and the environment – filled with positivity and emotion as we are taken on a story of struggle, determination and most importantly… hope. From the midnight sun, to dark winters lit only by the snow, from geysers to volcanoes, this movie truly explores the magnificent country of Iceland. Future of Hope takes you on a journey from the history to the present and even into the future of a new and sustainable Iceland.

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