"God Grew Tired of Us"
Posted 11 January 2007 - 03:41 AM
Despite the cinematographic qualities of the film, it's really a great story about Sudanese refugees coming to the US.
Very much worth seeing.
Posted 11 January 2007 - 11:43 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:48 AM
Does anyone know if this was an effect done by a lens filter or was it a post-production technique?
Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:30 AM
Somewhat on topic, there is a group called the Alliance for African Assistance that helps african refugees assimilate when they get here to the States. One thing they always need help with is getting ahold of household items like pots & pans, light bulbs, soap, basically non-food items you'd have in your house. When a refugee comes to the US, they get 3 months worth of support in the form of a monthly stipend that usually just barely covers rent, and food stamps. So those other items usually slip through the cracks as they don't have the spare cash for it, and they're not food items, hence the need for groups like the Alliance to help them out. I'm sure there are others who do the same in every major city. Buying extra of some of those things and donating them to those groups is a great way to help some people who have experienced a life that most of us will never know anything about. I've been kicking around shooting a little short documentary profile of one or two of the people they work with here in San Diego and showing it at my church and to whoever would be interested, just to help them get their message out. Anyone who's seen the film would agree that those kinds of people need their voices heard somehow.
Anyway, I'll step off my soapbox now so we can resume the cinematography discussion...