In 1964—just before Zambian Independence & in the midst of the Space Race—an eccentric freedom fighter turned schoolteacher, Mukuka Nkoloso, takes his students to a remote area to build a homemade rocket and set up an unofficial space program. He announces that he will send 17-year-old spacegirl Matha Mwamba to the moon with a missionary and two cats. Nkoloso has led many “impossible” projects before, but has he gone too far left-field this time?
Mammoth follows a young girl as she travels the world meeting those behind the race to clone and “de-extinct” the woolly mammoth. Our precocious guide interrogates the scientists who are pursuing this project as well as those who are against it: priests, ethicists, and native peoples. She eventually teams up with a blind Yukagir poet deep in Siberia, whose ancestors hunted the mammoth, on a journey that reveals the truly terrifying implications of this new technology. Not only are we on the cusp of bringing this Pleistocene beast back to more►
Silent is an elegant, at times unnerving, meditation on identity, loss, and redemption. The story centers around Isabella, whose unsettling reunion with Alex—a mysterious deaf man with whom she shares a veiled past—leads her on a dark, isolated path of self-discovery through a terrifying series of sensory experiments.
A young girl’s first menstruation and ensuing puberty open her eyes to a world of hidden dangers. As her comfortable and familiar life disintegrates into a surreal nightmare, she must protect herself from the mounting threat of unwanted male attention.
The Cow that Sang a Song About The Future
Cecilia (45) and her two children travel to her father’s dairy farm in the south of Chile after a long time. Once there, she runs into her mother, Magdalena (33) who’s suicide marked the family until today. While agonizing animals sing about the future of this family, Cecilia starts a path of understanding her mother, as she begins listening to nature’s voice.
Untitled Ramona S. Diaz Film
The Untitled Ramona S. Diaz Film explores the relationship between fear and the institutions empowered to protect us. Cinereach engages with film projects through a number of financing, production and support models. Untitled Ramona S. Diaz Film is a Cinereach grantee.
Untitled TMAC Documentary Project (Working Title)
A documentary feature film about Taylor Mac’s Award-Winning 24-Decade History of Popular Music, a 24-hour durational work charting American history through songs popular from 1776-2016. The film will feature performance, intercut with verité and scripted sequences that lend context and humor and sass to the themes and ideas in Taylor’s groundbreaking work. Taylor’s sly, subjective history will be explored and visualized, providing a chorus of commentary on the wildly entertaining performances presented in the film. Rare and select archival footage may be used as well to help illustrate Taylor’s uniquely more►
We Strangers follows a commercial cleaning woman whose life is turned upside down when she starts working for a rich family across town, and in doing so, she begins to shift her personality to fit in with her new employers.
Two Anishinaabe men are inextricably bound together after covering up the savage murder of a schoolmate. After years of separation following wildly divergent paths, they must finally confront how their traumatic secret has irrevocably shaped their lives.
Your Face in Mine
In this provocative medical drama set in near-future Baltimore, forty-year-old radio station manager Kelly Thorndike encounters his former high-school classmate, whose astonishing transformation spurs Kelly to confront his past and face his choices. Martin Lipkin, once the white Jewish bassist in Kelly’s teenage rock band, is now a wealthy African-American international entrepreneur, married to a gorgeous African-American woman with two adopted African-American daughters. Martin Lipkin underwent racial reassignment surgery (RRS) and now identifies as Martin Wilkinson. An enigmatic gender-reassignment surgeon in Bangkok has added RRS to his repertoire, perfecting the more►