2016 Schedule

The Third Goal Film Fest is free and open to the public. Join us for one or all of the films below. We showcase global films with local dialogue to follow - stay after each film for an engaging discussion about culture, politics and issues that face us at home and abroad. 

Landfill Harmonic

12:00 PM
 

Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of their music director, they must navigate this new world of arenas and sold out concerts. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

 

Miners Shot Down

2:30 PM

Miners Shot Down previewed by the short film Undermined

 

In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a strike for better wages. Six days later, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Miners Shot Down follows the strike from day one, showing the courageous but isolated fight waged by a group of low paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company, Lonmin, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers. What emerges is collusion at the top, spiraling violence and the country’s first post-apartheid massacre. South Africa will never be the same again.

 

Miners Shot Down will be previewed by the short film Undermined. From the award-winning director of the Aurum Institute’s Exposed series, Undermined explores the tuberculosis crisis in the mines in Southern Africa. The film is about the river of disease flowing out from the mines and why a vaccine is critical to the global fight against the disease.

 

Miners Shot Down will be previewed by the short film Undermined. From the award-winning director of the Aurum Institute’s Exposed series, Undermined explores the tuberculosis crisis in the mines in Southern Africa. The film is about the river of disease flowing out from the mines and why a vaccine is critical to the global fight against the disease.

 

Body Team 12 

5:00 PM


Body Team 12 is tasked with collecting the victims at the height of the Ebola outbreak. These body collectors have arguable the most dangerous and gruesome job in the world. Yet despite the strain, they emerge as heroes while the film explores their philosophy and strength. The story is told on the ground in Monrovia, Liberia through the eyes of the only female member of the team, Garmai Sumo. A mother and caretaker, Garmai possesses a certain type of material heroism. And through Garmai, we see the heartbreaking, lifesaving work of removing bodies from loved ones in order to halt transmission of the disease.

 

Towering Task

6:00 PM

Followed by award-winning Peace Corps shorts. Featuring a poem by Meleia Egger.

 

A Towering Task creates a baseline history of one of the greatest global emissaries of peace in history, capturing the early voices of the Peace Corps before they fade away. Take a closer look at what the Peace Corps means to the US and the world today, and learn where this small agency with great ideals should go next. In 1960, over 50 years ago, Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace. Since 1961, the Peace Corps has had a tremendous impact not only on the 220,000 Americans who have served as volunteers, but also on 140 countries around the world. 

 

 

Filmmaker Competition Showcase

Starts just before Frame by Frame

 

We welcome videos from anyone and everyone who would like to document and share a cross-cultural experience, either domestic or abroad. Learn more about the competition. 
 
 

Frame by Frame

7:00 PM

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, 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 four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Third Goal Film Fest

Hosted by the Central Missouri

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Columbia, Missouri

 

thirdgoalfilmfest@gmail.com

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