Gregg Mitman

Gregg Mitman

 





FILM

THE LAND BENEATH OUR FEET

2016 // DOCUMENTARY // ENGLISH // 60 MIN.

The Land Beneath Our Feet weaves together rare archival footage from a 1926 Harvard expedition to Liberia with the journey of a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, seeking to understand how the past has shaped land conflicts in his country today. This film is an explosive reminder of how large-scale land grabs are transforming livelihoods across the planet.

AWARDS:

Best Feature, Documentary or Animated Film Award, International Competition, 2017. Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara, Colombia.
Best African Film, 2017 San Francisco Black Film Festival. Best Documentary Directors, 2017 Harlem International Film Festival. Best Documentary, 2017 Hobnobben Film Festival. Global Insights Award, 2017 Black Maria Film Festival. Trailer won the 2014 International FOCAL Award for best use of archival footage in a short production.

IN THE SHADOW OF EBOLA

2014 // DOCUMENTARY // ENGLISH // 23 MIN.

In the Shadow of Ebola is an intimate story of a family and a nation torn apart by the Ebola outbreak. We follow a Liberian student and his family living divided between the United States and Liberia, who open our eyes to the ripple effects the outbreak has had on Liberians living through this crisis. Caught in an invisible war that is painfully reminiscent of the chaos and confusion they lived through during a fourteen-year civil war, a family and a people find the compassion and inner resolve to combat the virus’s spread.

MATT’S TURKEYS

2007 //DOCUMENTARY // ENGLISH // 1 MIN. 39 SEC.

Thanks to the efforts of farmers like Matthew Smith of Blue Valley Gardens, heritage turkeys have come back to their native Wisconsin home. With a little love and respect, Matt Smith gives them the best 35 weeks of their life.

FILM

THE LAND BENEATH OUR FEET

2016 // DOCUMENTARY // ENGLISH // 60 MIN.

The Land Beneath Our Feet weaves together rare archival footage from a 1926 Harvard expedition to Liberia with the journey of a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, seeking to understand how the past has shaped land conflicts in his country today. This film is an explosive reminder of how large-scale land grabs are transforming livelihoods across the planet.

AWARDS:

Best Feature, Documentary or Animated Film Award, International Competition, 2017.
Festival de Cine Verde de Barichara, Colombia.
Best African Film, 2017 San Francisco Black Film Festival.
Best Documentary Directors, 2017 Harlem International Film Festival.
Best Documentary, 2017 Hobnobben Film Festival.
Global Insights Award, 2017 Black Maria Film Festival.
Trailer won the 2014 International FOCAL Award for best use of archival footage in a short
production.

IN THE SHADOW OF EBOLA

2014 // DOCUMENTARY // ENGLISH // 23 MIN.

In the Shadow of Ebola is an intimate story of a family and a nation torn apart by the Ebola outbreak. We follow a Liberian student and his family living divided between the United States and Liberia, who open our eyes to the ripple effects the outbreak has had on Liberians living through this crisis. Caught in an invisible war that is painfully reminiscent of the chaos and confusion they lived through during a fourteen-year civil war, a family and a people find the compassion and inner resolve to combat the virus’s spread.

MATT’S TURKEYS

2007 //DOCUMENTARY // ENGLISH // 1 MIN. 39 SEC.

Thanks to the efforts of farmers like Matthew Smith of Blue Valley Gardens, heritage turkeys have come back to their native Wisconsin home. With a little love and respect, Matt Smith gives them the best 35 weeks of their life.

© 2019 Gregg Mitman