The Planet in Focus film festival opened last night in Toronto and Things Are Good is proud to announce that we are sponsoring a screening!!
Sunday Oct. 28th
Innis Town Hall
We have only 14 tickets left, so if you’d like to buy one please email me at Adam (at ) ThingsAreGood.com
Third Ward TX
The Third Ward is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas that was historically populated by African-Americans. However, in the 60â€™s the city ran a highway through the area isolating 30, 000 people; dividing and wrecking the tight, vibrant community that once was.
Later in 90â€™s a group of artist developed The Row House Project with a mission to bring life back to the community through the love of art. In the process, these artists-turned-activists transformed lives – starting with their own.
Third Ward TX is a revealing look at a community’s struggle to survive – from segregation to the limited promise of integration, from drug wars to the economic challenges of gentrification. It is a story of imagination and hope, passed along person to person through the love of art and community.
Andrew Garrison is an independent filmmaker who has worked on documentaries dealing with issues of community, culture and poverty. Garrison is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the NEA and the American Film Institute. Andrew lives in Austin, Texas where he teaches film production at the University of Texas.
Remember Chek Jawa
Just weeks after its discovery, residents of Singapore quickly realized that Chek Jawa – the last remaining untouched inter-tidal area in Singapore – was doomed for urban development. One final attempt is made by a group of volunteers to preserve Chek Jawa, in their minds and in their hearts. An action leads to an unsuspecting shift in government policy, forever changing the course of Nature Conservation in Singapore.
Born in Singapore, Eric Lin received an Advance Diploma in Film Production (Cinematography) from Ngee Ann Polytechnic University in 2005. He has worked as a freelance cameraman, editor and technical producer and has taught camera/lighting workshops at the National University of Singapore.