By Indiewire | Indiewire February 1, 2012 at 4:51PM
January is now over, and it's time to choose one of our Projects of the Week to be named January's Project of the Month. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from the Sundance Institute!
Voting will be open until Friday February 3 at 5 PM.
Go here to vote for January's Project of the Month!
The links to more information about each project are below.
Good luck to all of the filmmakers!
Marlon Villar, a family man, is the long-time personal driver of Manuel Changho, a corrupt politician in Metro Manila, Philippines. While driving Mr. Changho’s preteen daughter Sophia, together with his own daughter Elvie, the three become the target of a kidnapping attempt. When the wrong girl is taken, Marlon’s life takes a sudden and violent turn which propels him into a downward spiral of deception. As events unravel, Marlon, Mr. Changho, and their families become entangled in a web of lies and corruption that will leave no one innocent.
"Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth" is a feature documentary film about life and times of American writer, Alice Walker who made history as the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature for her ground breaking novel The Color Purple, made into a successful film by Steven Spielberg. We all know well-behaved women rarely make history, but what of the rebels and writers, artists and activists who refuse to behave? They are the women who take the risks that change society. Who tells their stories? Alice Walker is one such woman, a risk-taker, a poet, human rights activist and novelist.
Inside story of 2011 Japanese Tsunami relief & nuclear crisis. A critical look at how the authorities handled the nuclear crisis and Tsunami relief by an American who volunteered in the clean-up. It is in short, a documentary of the devastating events in Japan and the after-math that followed. It features true stories from those affected by the disaster, the government and even TEPCO. It highlights the struggle in dealing with: The Tsunami clean-up, lack of Government response to the disaster, radiation plus the future of nuclear power after the accident, a possible Cover-up of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear disaster.