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THE GREAT OUTDOORS | CALIFORNIA PREMIERE
Directors JENNIFER PEEDOM & JOSEPH NIZETI (United States 2021) 75 min
Majestic imagery and transportive music from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, command this meditation on how rivers have shaped both the globe and human life since the beginning of time. With narration from Oscar®nominated actor Willem Dafoe and footage of rivers across six continents, the film takes audiences inside glaciers, across plains, and through the skies—showing the ways modern society is both harnessing and harming these ancient sources of life. From the establishment of civilizations to some of today’s biggest modern cities, this wondrous film examines how rivers and humanity intertwine. Atmospheric music and rhythmic cinematography combine to create an awe-inspiring and chill-inducing experience.
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JEN PEEDOM is well known as a writer, director, and producer of gripping non-fiction films, including Sherpa, which was nominated for a BAFTA Award for best documentary in 2016 and won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Feature at the London Film Festival as part of a very successful festival run. She runs Stranger Than Fiction Films, a boutique production company based in Sydney, Australia.
JOSEPH NIZETI is writer/director of the forthcoming arts documentary Anatomy of a String Quartet (TBC, TV 1-hour), co-writer/co-director of feature documentary River (2021), co-producer of science documentary series Phenomena (2021), and co-writer of the forthcoming IMAX documentary film The Secret World of Fungi.
|RUNNING TIME:||75 min|
|DIRECTORS:||Jennifer Peedom, Joseph Nizeti|
|PRODUCERS:||Jennifer Peedom, Jo-Anne McGowan, John Smithson
Executive Producers: Anna Godas, David Gross, Oli Harbottle, Paul Wiegard
|CINEMATOGRAPHERS:||Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Sherpas Cinema, Ben Knight, Peter McBride, Renan Ozturk|
|NOTE WRITER:||Analyssa Lopez|