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Free Screening of “27 Months”: Peace Corps Film Kicks Off Fall Fresh Docs

Still from Ashley Tindall's "27 Months"

Andy, left, a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia. Still from Ashley Tindall’s “27 Months.”

On September 26, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Ashley Tindall’s feature film on the experiences of three Peace Corps volunteers as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, providing valuable feedback. 

Friday, September 26, 7 p.m.
Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell Street, Durham, North Carolina

27 Months follows three American Peace Corps volunteers into remote communities in Liberia, Azerbaijan, and the Philippines as they set off to change the world. For twenty-seven months Andy, Marcy, and Kate seek common ground and friendships with the locals, but find themselves isolated in communities that seem to think in alien ways. Human connection and self-realization seems anything but certain. Will they make  the change they had planned to make, or are they the ones who will have to change?

Filmmaker Bio
Ashley Archer Tindall’s career as a filmmaker started with documenting the  marginalized voices of a small Ecuadorian village for the World Bank and has continued across a decade working in production on PBS, HBO, National Geographic, and independent documentaries. At Film Archer she creates educational content for major universities and for nonprofits like LeanIn.org, a women’s leadership organization founded by Sheryl Sandberg. A master’s graduate from the documentary film and video program at Stanford, Tindall’s short documentaries have screened on FreeSpeechTV and at various festivals including Rural Route/Rooftop Films and the Santa Fe Film Festival.


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