*This screening features 2 mid-length films
A Day with Martha, dir. Josh Ethan Johnson / 40 min / Doc / USA / Brooklyn Premiere
Martha is a mother of twelve and makes her living driving for Uber and Lyft. A resident of Harlem, she's had a difficult past which has left her relationships with her children strained and complicated. In this 40 minute documentary, we get a front-row seat perspective into a day in the life of Martha. She gives us unprecedented access to some of the most intimate and troubling aspects of her past and present life.
Director Biography - Josh Ethan Johnson
Josh Ethan Johnson lives in NYC and makes a living as a photographer, musician, and videographer. He has many creative outlets but documentation through photo and video has been his primary focus for over 10 years.
Two years ago, he launched the documentary video series FACES (faces-stories.com) which is about the people he encounters in his travels and their various lives. This is an ongoing series with 18 short stories finished and 4 more in the editing stage. His musician friends generate custom music for each episode which gives the series an emotional tone.
Wiki, dir. Veronica Andersson / 30 min / Poland / New York Premiere
Wiki is an autistic, and curious young girl, who has to face the really harsh reality of living with an alcoholic mother after her grandmother dies. Luckily amongst all this chaos, she meets Mateusz - a huge fan of Warsaw city busses - who brings back real sunshine to her life.
Director - Veronica Andersson
Director / Screenwriter / Artist - Veronica Andersson was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She is currently working on her diploma film for International BA studies of Film Directing and Multimedia Art at Warsaw Film School, Poland. Veronica is also in midst of making a documentary about a polish contemporary artist - Mariusz Tarkawian titled Art- for better or for worse.
Veronica Andersson also graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy at Linköpings Universitet, Sweden where she studied political science, gender studies and social anthropology.