The 14th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 24-26, 2012. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.
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Sunday, August 26 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Bay of All Saints

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Bay of All Saints explores the self-established, community who live in palafitas, shacks built over the bay with the use of stilts and garbage in Bahia, Brazil.  Norato, the community’s repairman, serves as a guide to the impoverished neighborhood. With Norato’s access the filmmakers focus on three single mothers living in the slums above the bay. Due to an urban-renewal project, the shacks become threatened, many demolished. Residents are promised by the government to be relocated to dry land, but without real action. Over 6 years in production, the filmmakers direct their focus on the struggles of the community’s citizens. The individual stories are set against the backdrop of political chaos; the essence of such is reflected in the film’s most shocking scene. Perhaps most surprising, despite the landscape and circumstances, the documentary is beautifully shot and, at times, even funny.

To watch the trailer, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CwfI4KxaM0

Sunday August 26, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm CDT
Carver Theatre 1631 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

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