The Rubin Felt, Feelings and Dreams
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Post-screening discussion with Meera Joshi and filmmaker Andrea Odezynska
Since the Soviet Union collapsed, unemployment and alcoholism have ravaged the former Republic of Kyrgyzstan. This film follows a small group of Kyrgyz women who pull themselves out of crushing poverty by reviving the ancient tradition of making art from felt.
Set against this region’s stunningly beautiful and harsh landscape, Felt, Feelings and Dreams explores how these women feel about their work, the friendships they make, the daughters to whom they get closer, and the children they can now feed.
About the Speaker
Andrea Odezynska’s newest film, Felt, Feelings and Dreams, won Best Short at The Princeton Environmental Film Festival (2013).
Odezynska has received grants from the NEA, Robert Wise Foundation, and the New York State Council for the Arts. Her work has been shown at film festivals around the world, including the Garden State, Rotterdam, Hamptons, Independent Spirit (Tel Aviv), Kansas City Kansas, and Through Women’s Eyes festivals, as well as being screened on HBO, Showtime, and PBS. Odezynska has an MFA in Film Directing from The American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California.