1. BCM's Egija Hartmane filmed and edited this piece about the documentary "Rock Prophecies" at the Boulder Theater, including the question and answer session with Robert M. Knight and John Chester.

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  2. Boulder International Film Festival jurors selected "Ajami" as the best film of the 2010 festival. Here's an audio clip with an interview with the movies's director.

    BY VERA SALAYMA
    BOULDER COMMUNITY MEDIA

    More than 560 people attended the movie Ajami featured at the Boulder International Film Festival last Saturday. The movie is an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

    Ajami was co written and codirected by Israeli Arab Scandar Copti and Israeli Jew Yaron Shani. The movie offers an alternative portrait to the Arab and Jewish existence in Israel other than the portrait offered by the mainstream media.

    The film describes the lives of different Arab and Jewish characters in a particularly troubled neighborhood of Ajami in Jaffa- Tel Aviv where Muslims, Jews and Christians live together. all actors are non professionals which helped
    making the movie more documentary-like. Ajami has collected five Ophirs (Israel’s version of the Oscar) for best film, best directors, best script, best editing, and best music.

    It also won at Cannes, Jerusalem and London film
    Festivals. It also won the hearts of American audience.

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  3. BCM reporter Jenna Jordan and camera operator Ben Thomas attended the screening of Call 2 Action film No Strings at the Boulder Public Library.

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  4. The DiMe Convergence Symposium convened at the St. Julien Hotel in Downtown Boulder Friday. This video pushed a Casio xliim point and shoot camera to its limits. The short form video of each panelist's introduction was quickly edited and uploaded.

    BETH KOVACS
    BOULDER COMMUNITY MEDIA
    The inaugural Digital Media Convergence Symposium brought together industry leaders in animation and video gaming to share what know about the future of digital media with their colleagues in the greater digital media community. Robert Reich, from OneRiot, moderated a discussion on the technological advances that have been made, and are being made, in the field.

    The event was hosted by BIFF, the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media, and the Boulder Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Don Marostica from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade opened the symposium.
    The panel, including Oscar nominated producer, Don Hahn, who discussed everything from the iPad to the meaning of being a “creative.”

    In the end, the panel agreed on one thing - no matter what the media, producers need a good story for the audience. Hahn said audience members want relevant characters on a journey they could see themselves taking.

    David Rolfe, Partner & Director of Integrated Production with Crispin Porter + Bogusky, added that products, whether in film or advertising, should feel authentic to the audience.

    The panel discussion was followed by questions from the audience about such things as reducing the “digital divide” between the “haves and have-nots” and what qualifies as good creative products in a world where everyone and anyone can self-produce digital video content.

    After the symposium, attendees were invited to view Hahn’s documentary, Waking Sleeping Beauty, which screened at the Church at Friday night.

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  5. BETH KOVACS
    BOULDER COMMUNITY MEDIA
    Under Rich Earth, a film by Malcolm Rogge, depicts the struggle over copper mining in the Intag Valley of Ecuador. The interesting twist isn’t so much the struggle between the copper mining company and the government but about the strife within the valley between its residents as they take sides over agricultural and their local economy.

    The mining efforts have set neighbor against neighbor. They fight about keeping the mining company out and preserving their culture. They disagree over their obligation to follow the laws. And they battle over the economic benefits and disadvantages the mining company has to offer. All of this occurs in front of a back drop of violence between government soldiers and company hired guns.

    After the film, Global Response Executive Director Paula Palmer talked about what individuals can support local communities around the world in their struggles for control of their land and preservation of their heritage.

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