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DocuTalk w/Special Guest Scott Squire & Amy Benson

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: 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.


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  • JS B.

    Useful, compelling.

    March 25, 2014

  • Traca S.

    Terrific talk last night. I appreciate Scott's candor about snags they've hit along the way, and how they've overcome them. The project they originally had in mind has evolved into something much greater, and they've rose to the challenge. Stuart, as always, thanks for hosting. Terrific pick. I really liked the format. I saw the event was filmed. Any chance that video will be available online?

    March 24, 2014

  • Stuart F.

    It was a pleasure to host this event. I'm grateful to Scott for sharing such in depth information about their filmmaking process. It was interesting to hear how the process of making a documentary is organic and will take the filmmaker through a journey with unforeseen twists and turns.

    And of course thanks to Seattle Film Institute.

    March 24, 2014

  • Scott S.

    I really enjoyed the questions, y'all. It was an honor to present, and illuminating to hear what affected folks. Thanks to Stuart for the invitation, and for carrying the torch! DocuTalk for the WIN!

    3 · March 24, 2014

  • scott D.

    I agree, a great addition to our usual docutalking. Educational, inspiring, and network building so thanks to Scott and Amy for revealing so much and working so hard to make their film.

    March 24, 2014

  • JS B.

    Good meetup! Compelling story, interesting information and good discussion. Thanks to Scott for presenting and Stuart for organizing, and the Seattle Film Institute for hosting.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Maggie

    It was helpful to hear about the process of developing the ideas for the documentary.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • MK B.

    Great talk that I'm still talking about today. Such a sad story though.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Stuart F.

    Yes, I second Pat's comments. In fact I'll put a shout out to urge everyone to attend both.
    The WIP films/filmmakers all all top notch.

    March 20, 2014

  • Pat F.

    Nathan...I would urge you to go to both...Scott and Amy are talented folks and working on an important project. (role of women in south asia) The Sea-Doc meet is a do not miss as well...A lot of experienced folks there.

    March 20, 2014

  • Nathan D.

    Is anyone going to KCTS-9 on Tuesday night for the Documentary networking event? I might only be able to make the trip to Seattle once so I am trying to see who all might be where...

    SeaDoc is co-hosting a WIP screening with KCTS at KCTS on Tuesday, March 25th. Help your fellow doc filmmakers make the best films they can! @ 7pm

    March 20, 2014

  • Boutonski F.

    An LA transplant, look forward to meeting everybody next week

    March 15, 2014

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