The first came early in the screening with Ashlee Mitchell's Rhonda. A beautiful film named for the director's deceased mother, lovingly pieced together combining present day interviews with home video footage to create a careful tapestry of Rhonda's life as seen through her relationships with friends and family. While also leading the viewer on a daughter's quest to investigate her mother's identity.
The second film that stood out was Adrian Kieda's Seeing the Future. As someone whose eyesight recently, and dramatically declined, this documentary revealing the profitability of the eye care industry and the advances in natural eye healing was especially exciting. Though I immediately pulled my glasses off my face, the film never lost my attention. Finally, when Keida presented his significantly improved prescription after following his natural eye healing regimen, I was filled with hope for the potential improvement in my own eyes! Especially if it allows me to watch more great films!
- Lauren Coughlan