Global Arts Corps is thrilled to announce that our documentary A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake is now available for purchase through the film’s educational distributor, Documentary Educational Resources (DER).
A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake is our award-winning documentary that follows a diverse group of South African actors as they tour global war-torn regions to share their country’s experience with reconciliation. As they ignite a dialogue among people with raw memories of atrocity, the actors find they must confront once again their homeland’s complicated and violent past and question their own capacity for healing and forgiveness.
Through DER, the film is available to pre-order on DVD for individuals, educators, K-12 schools, universities, nonprofits, and other institutions. If you or anyone you know is interested in obtaining a copy of the film, you can click here to place your order. Questions and purchase orders can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re proud of the impact this film has made in screenings and festivals, and are very pleased that it’s now accessible to individuals, educators, and organizations here in the US and abroad.
Please stay tuned for additional updates in the coming weeks, including the release of an article on Global Arts Corps in the UNESCO Courier.
A Global Thumbs-Up in Germany!
The screening of a first locked cut of our documentary film, Truth In Translation in Germany, March 2013, marked the beginning of the end of an extensive, but exhilarating editing process. At the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s Annual Forum just outside of Munich, the film was screened to an audience of the foundation’s alumni, world economists and policy leaders. The Robert Bosch Stiftung partly funded the Balkans tour of the Truth In Translation stage production as well as the post-production of this documentary film. This pre-screening had the surprising effect of creating new interest to bring about a revival of the original stage production to play in Germany and other countries in 2014. We are now exploring that possibility and are in discussions about maximizing such a revival to also tour the US and Canada.
Furthermore, the foundation invited GAC to present an added screening of the film at the DNA Galerie in Berlin. There the screening formed part of the framework program of the traveling exhibition SEE New Perspectives: from Balkan Photographers; a joint project of World Press Photo and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, showing twenty photo stories of fifteen different photographers from South-Eastern Europe. Global Arts Corps’ Truth In Translation documentary film was purposefully brought into the photo exhibition to inspire dialogue around the different approaches of dealing with the past in post-conflict regions. The event enjoyed thriving attendance and received overwhelming responses.
GAC in the Cape of Good Hope, February 2013
Early in 2013 the GAC commissioned a workshop with the Lessac Institute, specialists in Kinesensic Training, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa in February 2013. The Lessac Institute was founded by late Arthur Lessac, founding supporter of Global Arts Corps and father of our Artistic Director, Michael Lessac. Kinesensics is a creative approach to discovering your true voice in a holistic way, resulting in vocal power and improved expressiveness. It encourages and honours individual personality while providing clear, concrete and organic instruction that applies not only to performing artists, but anyone and everyone. Apart from the therapeutic benefits of Kinesensics, this valuable training tool can also assist anyone for whom English is a second or third language to reach certain levels of intelligibility without losing their beautiful accents and the natural musicality of their Mother Tongue.