I am happy to welcome Scott Squire and (hopefully) Amy Benson as guest speakers for this month's meeting. (Amy might have a schedule conflict, so I hope she can make it)
Scott and Amy are currently working on a very important and touching documentary called "The Girl Who Knew too Much". It is an intensely personal investigation into the life and death of Shanta Darnal, a poor, “untouchable” village girl in Nepal who had hit the globalization jackpot–a scholarship from a foreign NGO to study in a prestigious school in Kathmandu.
DocuTalk hosted Scott and Amy back in 2008 after their first trip to Nepal. They have had many successes, challenges, heartbreaks and triumphs since then. Some of their many success stories include their Sundance Institute Grant Award and their successful Kickstarter campaign. Learn more at their site: girlworldproject.org and like on facebook and then....
Please come and enjoy an informal discussion about their ongoing journey to piece together this wonderful yet tragic story.
Seattle DocuTalk is now meeting at the Seattle Film Institute facility. It's a fantastic space in the Interbay neighborhood. We welcome documentary filmmakers to network and share ideas. So come and meet other documentary film makers / enthusiasts. I am interested and open to ideas concerning future meetings. I'd like your feedback and suggestions.