Come out to the Full Frame Theatre on September 26 for a free screening of 27 Months, presented by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, providing valuable feedback.
27 Months, directed by Ashley Tindall, follows three American Peace Corps volunteers into remote communities in Liberia, Azerbaijan, and the Philippines as they set off to change the world. For twenty-seven months Andy, Marcy, and Kate seek common ground and friendships with the locals, but find themselves isolated in communities that seem to think in alien ways. Human connection and self-realization seems anything but certain. Will they make the change they had planned to make, or are they the ones who will have to change?
Ashley Archer Tindall’s career as a filmmaker started with documenting the marginalized voices of a small Ecuadorian village for the World Bank and has continued across a decade working in production on PBS, HBO, National Geographic, and independent documentaries. At Film Archer she creates educational content for major universities and for nonprofits like LeanIn.org, a women’s leadership organization founded by Sheryl Sandberg. A master’s graduate from the documentary film and video program at Stanford, Tindall’s short documentaries have screened on FreeSpeechTV and at various festivals including Rural Route/Rooftop Films and the Santa Fe Film Festival.