Samira’s Dream

“Directed with shrewdness, empathy, and delicate intimacy.” – Sudestival.

In Samira’s Dream, a Zanzibari woman aspires to have a family like all of her friends, but is also determined to pursue higher education and a career.

Samira aspires to have a family like all of her friends, but is also determined to pursue higher education and a career. Throughout seven years of her life, amidst social pressures and the ever-present need to respect traditions, it seems she must choose one life over the other.

A brilliant look at the inspiring trajectory of a modern, young African woman’s goals and ultimate freedoms. Filmed with a sensitive eye that imbues Samira’s story with the context of day-to-day life in urban Zanzibar Town, compared to the many nuances of life in the fishing village of Nungwi.

“A magnificent film spanning many years that follows and documents, with an elegant detachment and respect, the life of the protagonist, who… transform[s] what at first seems like a documentary into an authentic narrative-driven film.” – Babel Film Festival

A condensed list of Festival Critical Acclaim includes but is not by any means limited to:

  • WINNER – Merit Award – Docs Without Borders Film Festival
  • WINNER – Best Documentary – iFest International Film Festival
  • WINNER – Best Outstanding Documentary – Kaduna International Film Festival
  • WINNER – Best Documentary – Matera International Film Festival
  • WINNER – Best Feature Documentary – Boden Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Rome Independent Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Socially Relevant Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Pan African Film Festival

Beautifully shot and eloquently executed… this honest documentary proves that if you dream big enough, you can escape what the world expects from you.” – SJ Portelli, International Film Critic.

2020 / Documentary / 88 minutes / Swahili w/English subtitles / A film by Nino Tropiano.

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Renaldo & The Loaf – 23rd Century Giants

They Survived Together

“I had my red hat. It was like… like something that kept me safe.”– Hanka Neiger Ablin.

A WNET-NY Broadcast Premier (Dec. 2021) resulted in an Emmy Nomination. They Survived Together is a true story of endurance, unity and hope…

“Horrifying eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust eventually lead to an inspiring story of one family banding together to survive the evils of Nazism. [An] extraordinary story of strength and courage.” – Irv Slifkin, Film Critic

“They Survived Together” is the incredible, true story of the Neiger family as they desperately tried to stay alive… and together… as a family with four small children, escaping certain death at the hands of the Nazis.

When Nazi soldiers forced them from their home in Krakow and into the harsh life of the Ghetto, the elders of the family made a vow… they would somehow escape together and survive as a family.

How the family escapes is extraordinary. Their trek to freedom involved forged documents, help along the way from non-Jews who risked their lives to protect them, and a difficult journey to Hungary where they they ended up imprisoned. Ultimately, the Niegers beat the odds and became the one of the few families to survive the Holocaust intact.

  • Broadcast Premier via WNET NY (Dec. 2021) resulted in an EMMY Nomination (results coming October 2022)
  • Winner: Best Documentary Feature – Chicago Indie Film Awards
  • Winner: Best Directors – Euro Film Festival Geneva
  • Winner: Best US Documentary – International Golden Age Festival
  • Winner: Best Documentary Feature – SoCal Film Awards

2021 / 75 minutes / Color and Black & White / English / A film by John Rokosny.

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