1. Gorilla Folk Films: Nzhu Jimangemi (The Gorilla's Wife) Pt I of II


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    Part I of II Our film is adapted from folk stories collected in the Lebialem Highlands by Dr. Denis Etiendem.* It concerns gorilla totems, love, and loss. We shot in Bechati, one of the villages home to these stories and one of the communities responsible for the conservation of the critically endangered Cross River Gorilla at the Tofala hill site. The forest surrounding these communities has no official protection. Only local beliefs and values protect them and their habitat. The story is told in the local language: Nyeh-mundani. The cast in Part I are the GSS Bechati Secondary School Drama Club, led by Mr. Banda. Featured students include: Ndah Lydwine as Nanji Tayi Nicholas Akwanga as Atabong Nkemtazem Squiky as Asong We present Nzhu Jimangemi in three pieces due to Internet restrictions. For the same reason this edition is in 720p. The 4K version will come when we return. Comments and critiques are most welcome. We are still here shooting. This series is composed in close collaboration with ERuDeF (erudef.org). Our support comes from a generous Flagship Species Fund Grant from Fauna & Flora International. * Etiendem, D. N., L. Hens, and Z. Pereboom. 2011. Traditional knowledge systems and the conservation of Cross River gorillas: a case study of Bechati, Fossimondi, Besali, Cameroon. Ecology and Society 16(3): 22. dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-04182-160322 ecologyandsociety.org/vol16/iss3/art22/main.html 2008. The Power of Local Stories in Lebialem, Cameroon. Gorilla Journal 37, December. berggorilla.org/en/journal/chronological/journal-no-37/journal-nr-37-article-view/artikel/the-power-of-local-stories-in-lebialem-cameroon/ 2007. Perceptions of Wildlife in the Bechati Forest Area. UNAFAS Conservation Values Programme. unafas.org.uk/files/bechati%20perceptions%20of%20wildlife.pdf

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    • Master of All Masters


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      An English folk tale of a man who thought he was cleverer than everyone else

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      • Letter to God // Official Trailer


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        HALLUCI-NATION presents 'Letter to God' - Based on the mexican folktale facebook.com/LetterToGodFilm Written & Directed by Tamas Yvan Topolanszky Producer Claudia Sumeghy Director of Photography Tamas Dobos Colorist & VFX Supervisor Ivan Varga Cast: Krisztian Kovacs / Lidia Danis / Jozsef Toth / Janos Kulka / Marton Patkos / Alex Horvath / Laszlo Lengyel ✄ ✄ ✄ Aladár lives in deep poverty with his wife and children on a farm far from the village. The driest summer of their lives endangers everything he has built for his family. Every day, he prays to God with his childlike prayers. And every day, their struggle continues. As his bitterness grows, he asks for rain like the world has never seen. Aladár gets his wish, but God works in mysterious ways... ✄ ✄ ✄ AWARDS & NOMINATIONS: FESTIVAL DE CANNES - Court Métrage (Short Film Corner) 2015 HSC - Hungarian Society of Cinematographers' Award 2014 // BEST SHORT FILM SLOIFF - San Luis Obispo International Film Festival 2015 BIFF - Bermuda International Film Festival 2015 LAIFF - LA INDIE Film Festival 2015 // BEST DIRECTOR // BEST SHORT FILM BBFF - Byron Bay International Film Festival 2015 IFF - Imago Film Festival 2015 AIFF - Athens International Film and Video Festival 2015 FHFF - Friss Hús 3.0 Short Film Festival 2015 SFF - Sunscreen Film Festival 2015 LSSFF - Long Story Shorts Film Festival 2015 NYSFF - New York International Short Film Festival 2015 // GRAND PRIZE HISFF - Hawaii International Short Film Festival 2015 BUSHO - Budapest Short Film Festival 2015 www.HALLUCI-NATION.COM 2014

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        • The Painted Skin


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          This video is a short animation film adapted from an ancient Chinese ghost story 'The Painted Skin' in the collection of Strange Stories From A Chinese Studio by Pu Songling. It tells a story between a businessman and a fox with a camouflage of beautiful human flesh. This video is a one-screen adapted version of the short animation 'The Painted Skin'. It is originally presented as an expanded cinema on three screens which imitates the basic spatial structure of a traditional Chinese courtyard house. The whole installation piece is the final year independent project for Yuyu Zhang's Drama BA degree at the University of Bristol.

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          • Katyusha


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            Kinestasis Project for Media Construction (MIT190). Katyusha is a Russian wartime song written during World War II about a girl who longs for her lover who is at war. Here are the lyrics, with translation: Apple and pear trees were a-blooming, Mist (was) creeping on the river. Katyusha set out on the banks, On the steep and lofty bank. She was walking, singing a song About a grey steppe eagle, About her true love, Whose letters she was keeping. Oh you song! Little song of a maiden, Head for the bright sun. And reach for the soldier on the far-away border Along with greetings from Katyusha. Let him remember an ordinary girl, And hear how she sings, Let him preserve the Motherland, Same as Katyusha preserves their love. (Obtained via: https://www.marxists.org/history/ussr/sounds/lyrics/katyusha.htm )

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            • Candle in the Barn


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              A folk tale in which a father learns wisdom from his daughter.

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              • Match Consumption


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                compression is a little wonky but with that in mind I'm open to feed back

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                • Trailer - Basmul in Romania


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                  Documentar despre importanta basmului si prezenta lui in Romania astazi. Fii din nou copil sau fii eroul copilului tau! Ajuta-ma sa pot finaliza documentarul! Sprijina campania mea prin donatii, comentarii sau distribuind link-ul urmator: http://igg.me/at/romanianfolktale/x/7795701 Iti multumesc! Esti eroul meu!

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                  • Trailer - Folktales in Romania


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                    A documentary about folktale in today's world in the South-Eastern country of Romania. This is part of my MA independent study project and will finalise in the beginning of August. Support my documentary and become part of the story by donating or sharing my crowdfunding campaign: http://igg.me/at/romanianfolktale/x/7795701 Thank you!

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                    • La Llorona


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                      In this version of the popular folktale, an abused, lonesome runaway finds solace in a foreclosed home only for her sorrow to conjure the presence of 'La Llorona;' the weeping woman in white; a ghostly creature in search of her missing children...whom she drowned many years ago.

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