Three stories: Mary's son was murdered. Kilong was tortured. Debra was abducted as a baby. What would you do if given the opportunity to meet the people who destroyed your life? Three unique journeys to a surprising shared destination.
Award Nominations &
WORLD PREMIERE - Cinequest Film Festival
Listed by both the San Francisco Chronicle and Mercury Sun as TOP 10 FILMS OF THE FESTIVAL. Only documentary to make both lists.
Cleveland International Film Festival
Nominated: Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition
Nominated: ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
BEST OF FEST - Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE - Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
EUROPEAN PREMIERE - Chania International Film Festival
AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARD WINNER - Big Water Film Festival - Ashland, WI
Cambodia Town Film Festival - Long Beach, CA
Awareness Film Festival - Los Angeles, CA
Flyway Film Festival - Pepin, WI
Duluth Superior Film Festival - MN
Marine Documentary Film Series - MN
Risking Light is the soundtrack to the widely acclaimed award-wining documentary about forgiveness by Emmy award wining filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson. Risking light tells a story of forgiveness, this soundtrack is a mediation on it, written and performed by American composer Chris Strouth, of the Group Paris1919, gives a minimal drone background, haunting and beautiful, lingering with secrets and mystery one that reminds us that forgiveness is not a simple task. A dark ambient soundscape using choirs and drones, creating a music that seems familiar and foreign at the same time. Its world music for a country that doesn’t exist.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Paris1919 is the group of Chris Strouth an American; Minneapolis based musician, producer, writer and filmmaker, perhaps best known for his large-scale immersive works. Paris is normally a group effort, this score is by Strouth alone, performed with a bevy of instruments ranging from synthesizers, broken guitars, cell phones and a large choir. More info: http://paris1919.com