Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND

 

Year: 2017
Country: USA
Run Time: 75 minutes

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DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND
DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND

WORLD PREMIERE

In recent years the city of Cleveland has garnered a lot of national attention for its impressive revival, thanks to such events as the Republican National Convention and the Cavs winning the NBA Championship. While these accomplishments should certainly be acknowledged, there are still a number of serious issues affecting the city. For example, nearly one in three residents is living in poverty. And transgender women are often the target of hate crimes that go unnoticed. Another notable concern is the excessive use of force from Cleveland police officers. The U.S. Justice Department confirmed this to be the case after investigating the murder of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. In DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND, Rice’s mother painfully recalls how Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty failed to fight for her son, instead trying to paint the family as opportunists. Regarding the verdict, one of the activists featured in this powerful film laments, “We needed a championship, but not an athletic one.” For those seeking justice, the city’s renaissance is bittersweet—its rebirth won’t be complete until everyone can reap the benefits. —E.F.

DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 6:45 PM

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Sidebars
AFRICAN DIASPORA
RACE RELATIONS

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competitions
Local Heroes Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Catherine Gund

Producers
Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi

Cinematography
De'Niel Phipps

Editing
Cinque Northern, Gil Seltzer, Emir Lewis

Director Bio
Emmy-nominated filmmaker Catherine Gund was born in Geelong, Australia in 1965. She's a member of several boards, including The George Gund Foundation and Art Matters. She is also the founder of Third Wave Foundation, an organization that supports young women and transgender youth.

Select Filmography
"Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance" (1998), "Making Grace" (2004)-28th CIFF, "What's on Your Plate?" (2009)-34th CIFF, "Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity" (2014)-38th CIFF, DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND (2017)

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