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Revolutionary Film Cafe (RFC) – with Multi-Award Winning Director: Hossein Martin Fazeli (Class A)
January 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until January 29, 2022
Where Craftsmanship Meets Love of Humanity! RFC courses are held online, through True II Soul Academy (Launching JAN 2022).
The Cafe brings together the worlds of social justice and storytelling – through film.
Revolutionary Film Cafe is a virtual studio for those who believe in the power of documentary cinema to help change the world! It’s a hub for Aspiring Filmmakers with powerful stories to tell, a networking space for Film School Graduates who want a meaningful start in an impactful profession, a safe zone for Social Justice Warriors who operate from a place of love and compassion, a sanctuary for Broken Souls who want to heal through the medium of film, and, last but not least, a like-minded peer group for Working Filmmakers who are battling an existential crisis because making film is no longer making sense!
Fazeli Films, True II Soul Network and Broken Whole Productions have joined forces to bring the world of socially-conscious filmmaking to you through The Cafe. Our instructor, Hossein Martin Fazeli, is the A-List, multi-award-winning, film director, and staunch human rights activist whose films have been broadcast around the world. He is one of the few working documentary filmmakers today with life-saving films in his portfolio.
The Revolutionary Film Cafe:
– HELPS you FIND A FILM IDEA, if you’re struggling to find one;
– PROVIDES you DIRECTION AND INSIGHT, if you’re in the midst of film production;
– OFFERS you valuable TOOLS, RESOURCES & SUPPORT, if you want to avoid pitfalls, unnecessary mistakes and have tough decisions to make.
Power of One (P1) Workshops
This course is for those who are curious about being a social justice filmmaker. You will be introduced to our approach to the basic principles of Social Justice Filmmaking and how it differs from mainstream documentary cinema.
$125.00 CAD – DEPOSIT
Length: 4 weeks
Class Type: Virtual
Round 1 Class Dates: JAN 8, 15, 22, 29
HOW TO REGISTER in 3 EASY STEPS:
1) REGISTER HERE with a name and valid email address
2) DEPOSIT: $125.00 CAD to hold your spot in 1 or more workshops.
Canadian Residents: Send payment, via e-transfer, to Revolutionary Film Cafe – using email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Registrants outside of Canada: Send payment through PayPal to True2Soul Network Inc., using email address: email@example.com
3) Pay the total remainder of the course fees before the start date of your first class.
QUESTIONS? Please CONTACT US at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the Academy!
WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU TRAIN WITH US
This course offers both an overview of the industry, as well as attention to individual projects.
Participants explore how to develop stories that can affect reality on the ground and change lives.
Participants learn how to finance and distribute documentaries in a fast-changing world where the traditional channels of support for documentary filmmaking (ie: network involvement and foundation grants) are becoming more and more scarce and less and less reliable.
Participants have an opportunity to share an idea or story with the instructor and receive feedback and coaching.
Participants who participate in the 4-workshop series are provided a summary of the series material (please allow up to 2 weeks)
When you enrol at Revolutionary Film Cafe, it’s more than a class, it’s inspired and practical learning, socially conscious and transformative work, developing authentic and lifelong relationships and connecting on a global scale. Cafe Filmmakers have full access to the following:
OUR STUDENT PERKS
- EVERY ROUND, participant(s) selected to be featured, receive feedback and offered guidance (open to view for all currently enrolled filmmakers)
- ANNUAL Film Showcase to spotlight the work of selected participants who are UNREPRESENTED (currently enrolled filmmakers are eligible)
- WEEKLY Filmmaker Sanctuary Virtual Hangout
- Free Industry Consultation with Hossein
- Full Access to our Opened Doors Mentoring Program
- 10% off all products and services in the True II Soul Marketplace
Social Justice through Film
Hossein Martin Fazeli: Multi-Award-winning Film Director supporting Social Justice through Film.
Hossein Martin Fazeli has been an A-List director in North America for many years. He has been producing, directing, and writing fiction and non-fiction television and film for more than two decades and has extensive international experience, having worked on location in a dozen different countries. His films have been broadcast around the world, including on CBC, BBC, ARTE, and Canal+, winning 37 international awards in the process.
Throughout the years he has collaborated with organizations such as UNDP, European Commission, and Nonviolence International on a wide range of film and television projects, including national and regional campaigns, exploring issues such as human rights, women’s rights, and minority rights.
His 2007 production, “The Tale of Two Nazanins”, about a teenage girl imprisoned on death row in Iran, was broadcast on major international networks such as the BBC and CNN and is credited with igniting an international campaign that saved her life.
Fazeli has been chosen twice by the Sundance Institute to take part in their International Filmmakers Award. He has lectured around the world on the ever-changing face of film production and has held workshops with students at various educational institutions such as SFU (Canada), SOAS (UK), Aarhus University (Denmark), and the European Film Academy.
Learn more at: www.fazelifilms.com
Powerful Stories on Screen
PHOOLAN tells the untold true story of Phoolan Devi, known to many as the Bandit Queen of India, who became a social justice warrior and a female Robin Hood. Born a poor village girl, the illiterate low-caste Phoolan became a rebel bandit and ultimately the leader of an all-male gang.
After taking revenge on 22 high-caste men for her violent rape, this notorious bandit became the subject of one of the largest manhunts in Indian history. Phoolan evaded capture for over 4 years, and in 1983, surrendered only on her own terms.
During her 11-year incarceration, Phoolan abandoned Hinduism and became a Buddhist, with its code of non-violence.
Upon her release from prison, she was convinced by the low-caste political party to run for a seat in Parliament. In a surprise victory that sent shock waves through India, Phoolan WON and became the first low-caste woman ever elected to that office. Phoolan captured the hearts and transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of poor Indian women and, like Gandhi, was a champion for their rights until she was assassinated in 2001.