Friday, March 23, 2012

Bravo to the film festivals


This month, our little hamlet was privileged to host two spectacular film festivals showcasing the big heart and the vibrant soul of this community.

The Family of Woman Film Festival, held in early March and organized by Peggy Goldwyn and Stephanie Freid-Perenchio, benefits the Americans for the United Nations Population Fund, an organization dedicated to serving the health and dignity of women and children everywhere. Every year, this festival brings in a number of international films highlighting the trials and triumphs of women around the world and a number of internationally recognized speakers, men or women working for the benefit of women's and children's health and welfare. Kudos to Peggy and Stephanie and the other supporters of the festival for opening our hearts to the realities of women and children around the world.

And this past weekend, the Sun Valley Film Festival hit the ball out of the park in its inaugural year. An ambitious line-up of films and festivities has set the bar high for next year's event. The screenings were packed, the audiences lively and inquisitive, and the film industry insiders accessible and jazzed on the event. Thank you to Teddy Grennan, Sabina Dana Plasse, Bex Wilkinson, Monica Maybo, and all the others who had the vision and follow through to make this happen.

Events like this not only benefit our community in an economic sense, but they also feed our desire to be engaged and culturally aware citizens of the world, even though we live in a tucked-away paradise.

Ryan Waterfield

Ketchum




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