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

Producers: Caitlin Mae Burke, Mo Scarpelli
Exec 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

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.    

A lyrical portrait that wanders through the overlapping spaces between the dreams of youth and the hard edges of life – land, politics, and the old lady who throws bricks.


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, BFI London Film Festival and other fests, garnering a Cinema Eye Honors nomination. Scarpelli has received the Speranza Female Filmmaker Award. Her documentary short work includes directing El Hara (NYJFF 2018) and Surviving Kensington (Vimeo Staff Pick 2017).

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.