A sneak preview screening of the documentary film Flying Paper with a panel discussion hosted at the International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2013) at The New School on June 27th, 2013.
The film screening included a conversation with filmmakers Nitin Sawhney (Director) and Rafael Parra (Editor), Edith Ackermann (MIT), Paulo Blikstein (Stanford), moderated by Melissa Friedling (The New School).
Flying Paper tells the uplifting story of resilient Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. This feature-length documentary film (71 mins in duration) is directed by Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill and co-produced with a team of young filmmakers in Gaza.
Since summer 2010, the filmmakers have been working with a team of Palestinian youth whom they trained through the Voices Beyond Walls youth media program to cinematically capture the culture of kite making and flying among children and their spectacular record-breaking event, despite the ongoing blockade in Gaza.
Film Website: http://www.FlyingPaper.org
Learn more: http://idc2013.org