Charleston Arts Festival is thrilled to be presenting the American premieres of Beyond Transport and Alexx Finding Home, two new documentary films, by California-based filmmaker, Ched Lohr.
Beyond Transport is a moving exploration of the ways in which our devices distance us from our fellow humans by hampering our genuine ability and willingness to communicate. Conversations with taxi drivers around the world offer insight into our openness for direct communication. In the personal device era, how are we talking?
Beyond Transport recently received the 2018 award for best editing of a short documentary at the Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival, where it was also nominated as best short documentary.
In Lohr’s brand new, second feature documentary, Alexx Finding Home tells of twenty-nine-year-old woman's mission to establish a home for her new small family following her years of homelessness since the age of fourteen. This determined, soon-to-be mother, joined with a compassionate community, proves that no obstacle can overcome the power of love.
These screenings will be followed by a panel discussion including the filmmaker and participants and advisors from the two films.