FRAME BY FRAME
USA | 2015 | Documentary | 85 Minutes
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016 - 1:00PM
Director: Alexandria Bombach & Mo Scarpelli
Producers: Nancy Schafer, Louis Venezia, Laila Rossi
Cinematographer: Alexandria Bombach & Mo Scarpelli
Editor: Alexandria Bombach
Composer: Patrick Johnson
Synopsis: When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a free press haltingly emerged, and a photography revolution was born. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, the compelling and visually astonishing documentary Frame by Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape, reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with the lives and work of four bold photographers.
Living on the road since 2010, Alexandria Bombach is an award-winning filmmaker from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Alexandria founded her production company RED REEL in 2009 and set out to make 23 FEET; a 30 minute documentary about people living a simple life to do what they love in the outdoors. 23 FEET takes an in depth look at what it means to live for your passions – the highs and the lows. The film screened at festivals in 15 countries and toured across 30 towns the U.S. in a rogue distribution outlet: her 1970 twenty-three foot Airstream with an outdoor theatre attached to the awning.
In 2012 Alexandria directed and produced the Emmy-Award winning series MOVESHAKE that gave an honest look into the complicated lives of people who have set out to make a positive environmental or social impact. Her feature-length documentary FRAME BY FRAME had it's world premiere at SXSW in 2015 and won over a dozen festival awards.
Mo Scarpelli is a non-fiction filmmaker and multimedia journalist. Her curiosity of humans and her compulsion to the underexposed has led her to shoot in more than 20 countries around the world.
Mo is the Founder and Director of Rake Films, which produces character-rich films and multimedia stories for news and non-profits. Rake's award-winning short films with non-profits have screened at the World Health Organization, the United Nations and in global health events across Africa, Asia, Europe and the U.S.
As a journalist, Mo's work has been published with the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Africa Review, The Huffington Post and Narrative.ly. She holds a Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Missouri, nearly 10 years of experience filming in unfamiliar territories, and that bottle opener on her at all times doubles as a tripod key.