Book presentation for IDFA award winner Leonard
Amsterdam - November 29 - During the recent
International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) author Tony
Garcia presented the winner of the Joris Ivens Award 2004 Leonard
Retel-Helmrich director of Shape of the Moon (2004) with copies of
Tracks of the Tiger, Ollie's Point and Sword of the Prophet.
Shape of the Moon portrays the everyday struggles of a Jakarta family in
modern day Indonesia. The Christian family must deal with questions of faith
in a society of 240 million people, the largest Muslim nation in the world.
Author Garcia donated his
time to work on the translation text for the film as he did for director's
early work Stand of the Day (2002), which dealt with same family as
they came to terms with life after the fall of dictator Suharto and the
first free democratic elections held in Indonesia.
Shape of the Moon
will also be featured at the upcoming Sundance film festival which has
seen the success of a number of surf documentaries the most recent Stacy
Peralta's film Men who ride Mountains (2004).
Also presented with a
copy of Sword of the Prophet was Dutch film maker Roel van Broekhoven
director of Purple Hearts (2004). The documentary tells a few of the
stories of the 8,000 American soldiers who have been wounded in the war of
Also getting a copy of
Tracks of the Tiger was director Matilde Gagliardo from Florence Italy who
was visiting the IDFA to market her interview documentary.
Look for more book
presentations as SoldierBoy publishers get ready to introduce the next book
release, Ollie's Point: Witches' Rock & Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
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For more info about IDFA www.idfa.nl/
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