Red Lines Directed
Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs USA / 2014 / 99 minutes US Premiere
In English, and Arabic with subtitles
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Andrea Kalin, Oliver Lukacs, Mouaz Moustafa
At first glance, you might think Razan Shalab al-Sham and Mouaz Moustafa are just your average young Middle Eastern professionals – bright, sophisticated and tech savvy. The truth is hardly average – these two are revolutionaries. They are conspirators in a deadly serious collaboration to create a secular, democratic Syria, and the risk is enormous. Mouaz, Executive Director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, practices shuttle diplomacy on the international stage, while Razan, from one of Syria’s most prominent families, commands a team of dedicated “smugglers,” delivering humanitarian aid, medicine, fighters, money and journalists into Syria.
As the situation deteriorates, the two activists feel certain the West and the free world will intervene once the Red Line – the use of chemical weapons – is crossed. Yet no military aid is forthcoming, even as we witness dead and dying children, victims of a brutal regime intent on destroying its own people. This is a harrowing story, all the more so because it is still going on. Unforgettable, graphic and not for the faint-hearted. –Barbara Pokras, ACE
BIO: Andrea Kalin, founder of Spark Media, is a celebrated documentary filmmaker whose films have aired on major networks around the globe, screened theatrically to sold-out audiences, and earned more than 70 industry awards, including a PrimeTime Emmy, and Golden Globe and WGA nominations. She has worked in over 25 countries, from disaster zones to remote tropical rain forests, crafting gripping human stories for the screen. Kalin's filmography includes: Smithsonian Channel's Worlds of Sound and Soul of a People: Writing America's Story, Allah Made Me Funny, Prince Among Slaves, Talking Through Walls, and The Pact. Kalin's debut, Partners of the Heart, aired on PBS's American Experience, won the Erik Barnouw Award for Best History Documentary and inspired the original HBO movie, Something the Lord Made, on which Kalin served as Executive Consultant. Her film, No Evidence of Disease is in theatrical distribution with TUGG, screening in over 35 cities nationwide.
Oliver Lukacs is the co-director, editor and director of photography for Red Lines. Previously, he was a producer, director of photography and collaborating editor on No Evidence of Disease and associate producer and assistant editor on Soul of a People: Writing America's Story. He is currently co-directing a film that profiles the Gerald Bataille neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and directing the national video campaign of the LA-based graffiti artist collective SURVIVE. Prior to his film work, Lukacs graduated from UCLA and was a freelance journalist who wrote for The Lookout, LA Weekly, Washington City Paper and WTOP Radio.
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