The Flying Paper New York Film Premiere was held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center in The New School.
This event showcased the New York City Premiere of the documentary film Flying Paper, co-directed by Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill. The film has been over 4 years in the making, with HD post-production of the new 52 min broadcast cut of the film just being completed. The award-winning film has been screened in over 20 international film festivals and is being prepared for wider public release this year.
The event included a premiere of the new short film Xik Vuh / Ala de Papel (Flying Wing) directed by Edgar Sajcabun and the Kamin art collective in Guatemala (12 mins in duration).
The presentations also included a Tribute to Palestinian Cinema by Nitin Sawhney and introduction to the film by Roger Hill. Finally, a panel discussion and audience Q&A was hosted by Melissa Friedling which included filmmakers Nitin, Roger, editor Rafael Parra and invited filmmakers Mona Eldaief and Sameh Zoabi.
A reception with Palestinian food from Tanoreen was held in the lobby of 2W 13th St. after the screening.
Part 1: Welcome by Anne Balsamo & Melissa Friedling and Intro to Xik Vu short film by Nitin Sawhney
Part 2: Tribute to Palestinian Cinema by Nitin Sawhney & Introduction to Flying Paper by Roger Hill
Part 3: Panel discussion with filmmakers Nitin, Roger & Rafael with guest respondents Mona, Sameh & Melissa
Videos courtesy of Rebecca Scheckman and Lily Nguyen, RED Dog Productions at the School of Media Studies, The New School.
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