Meet the Filmmaker Q&A Reception
. and present feature film “You don’t know what I got” and two short films with Director, Producer Linda Duvoisin as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at the Gainesville State College: Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building, Room 3110 (on Mathis Drive) on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Ticket price includes the movie and the Meet the Filmmaker Q&A session
following the film screening.
Linda Duvoisin presents her feature film and two great short films that will peak interest and encourage conversation.
“You don’t know what I got”
Life. Love. Passion. Five women lay their heart and soul on the line: singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, activist/poet Linda Finney, police officer Julie Brunzell, artist/architect Myrtle Stedman and housekeeper Jimmie Woodruff. Through a tapestry of homespun stories, confessions, advice, music and poetry, we discover a cross-section of American women with an extraordinary passion for life.
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“We Shall Not Be Moved: The Nashville Sit-ins"
The Nashville Sit-ins of 1960 were among the most important events of the Civil Rights Movement. Over a period of several months, college students from Fisk University and other schools staged a very well-organized, non-violent protest at downtown lunch counters. The protests caught the city's white establishment off-guard and culminated in the mayor agreeing to end segregation of lunch counters while facing thousands of protestors gathered on the steps of City Hall and the eyes of the nation watching. It was just the first step in ending segregation in all facets of life throughout the city and it inspired similar movements throughout the South.
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“We Shall Not Be Moved: The Chattanooga Sit-ins"
In February of 1960, at the same time that the better-known Nashville lunch counter sit-ins were taking place, students in Chattanooga staged their own, similar protest. As there was no local college for black students at the time, the Chattanooga protests were organized and carried out by Howard High School students. Their inspiring, first-hand accounts of the sit-ins bring to life the dangers and fears they endured to force change in their own community and our country. Their participation in the movement confirmed the endless potential and power that youth can have when it is motivated to do good.
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Following a screening of her short films, Directors/Producer Linda Duvoisin and the audience will engage in a discussion about the film and her work as a filmmakers.
Linda Duvoisin and husband Dave Porfiri have collectively over 50 years experience producing films, videos and television programs and are driven by a passion to tell compelling stories with engaging visuals. For them, filmmaking is not a job, but a mission and a lifestyle.
Linda started her career at Discovery Networks in the 80’s and went on to produce multiple one hour documentary specials for national broadcast for networks such as Discovery, TLC and Animal Planet. She has won several major awards for her work including prestigious, juried Cine Golden Eagles and Telly Awards. She has also been nominated for a regional Emmy. Dave started his career in Hollywood where he attended USC's School of Cinema-Television and worked on everything from major motion pictures to music videos. During that time, one of his films appeared at the Sundance Film Festival.
In the last 10 years, he has transitioned to the documentary television world and has produced dozens of hours of programming in the travel, health and lifestyle realm for networks such as Turner South. He has also been instrumental in organizing the Chattanooga film and television community into a professional organization - the AFFT – The Association for the Future of Film and Television. Presently, through their company Mindflow Media, LLC, Linda and Dave continue to produce programming for national television networks such as PBS, National Geographic, Retirement Living and a new network, Halogen.
The 2011-2012 Southern Circuit is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and local partner organizations. Special support for Southern Circuit was provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.