LETTERS FROM WITHIN DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
“Touching, beautifully crafted, artful piece of work. Breathtaking and reminiscent of our time in Tibet, making Cry of the Snow Lion. Cinematography, editing, just exquisite.”
— Maria Florio, Producer, Director, Writer, Editor.
Oscar winner and Gold Hugo nominee for “Broken Rainbow” (1985)
Cinema Eye Honors Award nominee for “Big River Man” (2009)
A trailer to a full-length documentary Stealing Nepal.
A video for the 'Letters from Within' Nepal project about culture and customs, life and help after the recent devastating earthquake and volunteer work. A travel doc story that covers city and rural life, unusual traditions and colorful festivals, stories of locals and trekkers adventures.
LAKE TOBA DOCUMENTARY
Samosir Island (Sumatra, Indonesia) is located in the middle of Toba lake, the largest volcanic lake in the world. It is a home for Toba Batak people. Archaic unusual traditions and contemporary beliefs still coexist here.
Loi Manurung and Elizabet Sidabutar are native Bataks. Despite the fact they are Christians, they still follow most of the Batak customs and remember the way their ancestors used to live.
Toba Batak people have their own religion, language and even calendar. Being always an isolated tribe, Bataks’ unique culture was perfectly preserved.
THE RESIDENTS DOCUMENTARY
LETTERS FROM WITHIN documentary about a small nonprofit senior residence in River Edge, NJ. People who live there tell their life stories of past and present, speak about how they went through a big change in their life and adjusted to a new reality. The staff, the whole local community, and volunteers form the unique atmosphere of the place. These people, donating their time and care, become indispensable to the seniors at this point of their lives.