Every Sunday afternoon for the last seven years, Susan Slotnick has driven an hour up the mountains to the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, a medium security prison for men, to teach modern dance. The lives of men whom she touched have never been the same since.
BIO: Indrani Kopal is a Malaysian documentary filmmaker and a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship 2012. She has worked as a multimedia journalist for Malaysiakini.com, a prestigious news organization in Malaysia and is currently completing her MFA in Documentary Studies and Production at Hofstra University. Her short documentary, She's My Son won an award at the 2007 Freedom Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur and a recent film, Living Jazz with Bill Saxton was an official selection of the 10th Annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival 2013 in Seattle. She co-produced two short documentaries with a Zimbabwean filmmaker Simon De Swardt. One of the films, Oily Hair, was screened at the National Press Club and was accepted at Green Unplugged Film Festival in 2010. The second film, I only dance for you, was selected for the fourth annual Outrate Online Film Festival and showcased at OUTtv’s Hot Pink Shorts 2010, Canada. Indrani has conducted several video journalism workshops in Malaysia and in East Timor as well as teaching video editing for the Citizen Journalism Malaysia program.
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