What if your death sentence became the catalyst to fully embrace your life? In 2010, at the age of 40, successful Emmy-nominated television producer Mariam Jobrani was diagnosed with breast cancer. In search of answers to make sense of her illness, Mariam turns to her past for clues. Joined by her cinematographer ex-boyfriend, Kenny Krauss, they start filming.
Directed byMariam Jobrani and Kenny Krauss
Score features performances by Brian Boyce (live percussion), Nicole Garcia (violin), Ro Rowan (cello), Simone Sello (acoustic guitar and electric bass), and Cameron Lloyd Stone (cello)
A documentary short about a group of bold and fierce female Bolivian wrestlers. These indigenous Indian women jump into the ring every Sunday in their traditional vibrant mulitlayered skirts and perform the acrobatic maneuvers of Lucha Libre (a blend of Mexican and American professional wrestling). The Fighting Cholitas documents this weekly fight and goes behind the scenes to find out who these women are and what draws them to this unusual sport.
Directed byMariam Jobrani
Score features performances by Nicole Garcia (violin), Jennifer Roth (flute/alto flute) and Simone Sello (acoustic guitar).
• Sundance Film Festival 2007 - Short Filmmaking Award, Honorable Mention
• Aspen Shortsfest 2007 - Best Documentary
• Atlanta Film Festival 2007 - Best Documentary Short
• International Documentary Association Awards 2007 - nominee for Best Short Film