Directed by Saleem Nasir Gondal
6pm @ BRIC
A probing and heartfelt account of a hearing-impaired individual who finds love on the dance floor. An ode to the power of body language and empathy when words fail us.
Saleem Nasir Gondal (writer/director) is a filmmaker based in New York. His short film BEFORE THE FLOOD was screened for Global Divestment Mobilisation 2017 organized by 350.org. He is Co-Founder of the South Asian Diaspora Artists Collective (SADAC) and is currently developing a feature-length screenplay with the support of KALAKARS. He is a graduate of the Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Sofia Geld (producer) is a Brazilian filmmaker based in Brooklyn. She is currently directing the feature length documentary 'BEBA', in post-production set to be released fall 2019. The project was awarded a 2018 NYSCA grant, and raised $40,000 on Kickstarter. It was selected to be part of Kickstarter’s Creators-in-Residence program, and was featured in Elle Magazine and Remezcla. Sofia currently produces for the oscar nominated directing duo Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi. As a 2018 grantee for the DESPINAresidency, she exhibited a video installation in Rio de Janeiro titled 'Palavras Cruzadas' an immersive documentary experience. Sofia has produced and directed several short films and music videos, 'Beba's Song' debut on The Fader, and her first short film 'HUSH' about deafness and disability screened both in New York and Moscow. Sofia worked as an impact producer at Skylight Pictures on the feature films Rebel Citizen and Disruption. She directed the monthly human rights themed #RESIST screening series in collaboration with UnionDocs, Skylight, WITNESS and Remezcla. She was associate producer on Petra Costa’s debut documentary ELENA. Sofia received her B.A. from Bard College and was a 2014 UnionDocs Collaborative Studios fellow.