You've probably heard the saying "Truth is stranger than fiction." Well, if you want to see truth in movies, you can find it in documentaries. Following is a sneak peek at two of the documentaries submitted into the 4th Annual I See You Awards®.
As we've done in our previous posts, we are presenting trailers (when available) from the submissions. Enjoy!
Monty and Rose
Monty and Rose is "the story of a pair of endangered piping plovers that successfully nested at Chicago's Montrose Beach in the summer of 2019, the first of the species to nest in Chicago in 64 years. The short, independent documentary chronicles these special birds and an unpredictable series of events including a proposed music festival that propelled the birds to national headlines."
Official Synopsis: "Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) conducted Operation Triple Take in 2014 in Colombia in an unprecedented attempt to rescue sex trafficking victims in three different cities at the exact same time. The operation took months of planning and depended on the three stings taking place simultaneously so one wouldn't ruin another. It was, and still is, the biggest operation O.U.R. has ever conducted and led to the rescue of 123 victims and the arrest of 12 traffickers. See the days leading up to the operations, watch as the missions unfold in Cartagena, Armenia and Medellín on the same day, and learn what happened after the largest child sex trafficking rescue in history."
Thank you for joining us for this sneak peek into some of the indie film projects that have been submitted into the 4th Annual I See You Awards®! If you missed any, remember, you can always visit our blog to get caught up!
To the indie filmmakers, keep up the good work! We see you! And it is our pleasure to recognize your work!
The 4th Annual I See You Awards® are sponsored by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, Emagine Entertainment, Final Draft, Paramount, and WWJ Newsradio 950, with additional partners Randazzo Formal Wear, The Lee Group, ES Communications Agency and Casey Sign Company.