Our documentary about artificial eyes is now scheduled for public broadcast on Tuesday August 17, 2010 at 10pm on PBS, channel 9!
Congratulations to our team of film makers on this great achievement! We are very proud of their work and the awards they have won thus far!!! We can not say enough about our patients that took part in this documentary and for their honesty and bravery to put their lives on film!
PBS BROADCAST ANNOUNCEMENT: POV’s regular season resumes on Tuesday August 17, 2010 at 10pm with Michael Angus and Murray Fredericks’ thoughtful and visually stunning Salt. In his search for “somewhere I could point my camera into pure space,” award-winning photographer Murray Fredericks began making annual solo camping trips to remote Lake Eyre and its salt flats in South Australia. These trips have yielded remarkable photos of a boundless, desolate yet beautiful environment where sky, water and land merge. Made in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Michael Angus, Salt is the film extension of Fredericks’ work at Lake Eyre, interweaving his photos and video diary with time-lapse sequences to create the liberating and disorienting experience of being thrown into an infinite dimension of mind and spirit.
Salt will be accompanied by a selection of shorts. Ellen Frick’s A Healing Art was produced as part of the International Documentary Challenge, a timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers have five days to make a short nonfiction film. The short documentary looks at artificial eye makers Christie Erickson and Todd Cranmore, who combine artistry, skill and compassion to rekindle hope for patients who have lost an eye. Shorts from StoryCorps will also be part of the Salt broadcast.
The award-winning StoryCorps production team brings to public television documentary animations celebrating the best and most powerful stories that have emerged from the StoryCorps archive. Animated by filmmakers Mike and Tim Rauch and using original StoryCorps audio recordings, these short films capture the intimate and emotionally resonant conversations that have become renowned as NPR’s quintessential “driveway moments.” Additional StoryCorps films will be presented on POV in 2010 and 2011, as well as being presented as standalone films in partnership with PBA 30 (Public Broadcasting Atlanta). The StoryCorps collection is funded by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting.