Director: Mo Scarpelli
Documentary Features :: Voices
Running Time:86:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:30 AM
Thursday, November 14
Thalian Ballroom
4:15 PM
Saturday, November 16
UNCW King Hall

Producers: Caitlin Mae Burke, Mo Scarpelli
Executive Producers: Danielle Perissi, Gelila Bekele
Associate Producers: D.D. Wigley, Pierce Varous
Director of Photography: Mo Scarpelli
Editors: Nico Leunen, Thomas Pooters
Music Composition: Erik K Skodvin
Produced by Rake Films
in Association with Moby Group

A young boy displaced by a massive condominium complex creates his own reality where as a lion (anbessa) he can face the forces beyond his control.


Mo Scarpelli is an Italian-American director and cinematographer of nonfiction cinema. Her debut feature-length documentary FRAME BY FRAME screened at SXSW 2015, Hot Docs (Audience Top Ten), BFI London Film Festival and 100+ other festivals, garnering 15+ jury and audience awards as well as a Cinema Eye Honors nomination. Mo is a selection of Berlinale Talents 2018, twice a recipient of Catapult Film Fund support, and has received the Speranza Female Filmmaker Award. Her documentary short work includes directing EL HARA (NYJFF 2018) and SURVIVING KENSINGTON (Vimeo Staff Pick 2017), and serving as cinematographer on films including SPEAKING IS DIFFICULT (Sundance 2016).

Screening with:
He Who Hurls Themselves Once More Upon A Rosebush
Director: Lily Frame / 2:17
“Do you see what I hear?” An image and audio collaboration composed from a depressed synaesthetics point of view. He Who Hurls Themselves Once More is a visual and aural cosmic calamity which functions are limitless.