Locheng, a young goat-herder in northern Uganda yearns to be able to read and write. But the odds are stacked against him. Forty years ago, tribal elders buried a pen, placing a curse on the written word.
Unearthing the Pen is an intimate portrait of a boy’s struggle to reconcile tradition with his desire to learn.
Screening Formats: Digi Beta (PAL & NTSC), Beta SP
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Silverdocs 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Palm Springs Short Film Festival 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION – IDFA 2009
WINNER – Best Short Documentary – Rushes Short Film Festival 2010
WINNER – Go Short Award for Best European Documentary Short – Go Short Film Festival 2010
Over 20 screenings world-wide…
Links: Official Website
To arrange a screening contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This film was developed through Bridging the Gap, an opportunity for emerging filmmakers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Executive Producers: Sonja Henrici & Noe Mendelle
DOP: Carol Salter
Editors: Carol Salter & Emiliano Battista
Sound Design: Peter Hodges