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The Starfish Principle

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Alex Gater

Synopsis

The Starfish Principle was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. It is an independently funded documentary that focuses on vision, hope and building bridges. We filmed individuals and groups who are creating positive change. Our focus is on community, youth and the Aids situation.

Seeing beyond the despair and hopelessness, and reaching out to make a change and a difference. Seeing the possibility in everyone and in every situation.

So often there is huge overwhelm that blocks the will and people’s ability to find solutions. People often feel broken down by isolation, betrayals, loss of trust, hunger and poverty. In this film we interviewed people, groups and organisations, listened to their stories, bearing witness to their hopes, dreams, despair and struggles. We hope to build bridges in communication, healing, forgiveness and to nurture community. We hope to inspire, demonstrate solidarity and also empower the projects and people we came into contact with.
 

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
63 mins
Director
Michaela O' Driscoll 1st Feature
Producer
Alex Gater, Danielle Kummer
Co-Producer
Alex Gater, Danielle Kummer
Editor
Alex Gater
Screenwriter
Michaela O' Driscoll
Director of Photography
Danielle Kummer
Production Designer
Alex Gater
Sound
Alex Gater
Music
Silarpa
Principal Cast
The people in and around Cape Town