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Feature Film: MORE LIFE – Decoding the Secret of Aging, 52min., Germany, Documentary
Directed by Martin Koddenberg Can the aging process be reversed – or even halted, altogether? If we manage to decode this final mystery of our human biology, we might soon be able to eradicate age-related illnesses like cancer, dementia and heart problems.
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This film led me on a journey across multiple continents where I experienced the joy and optimism of people who live longer naturally. It also made me meet some of the top scientists from around the world who each have their own personal reason to tirelessly work towards eradicating aging-related diseases. Should we temper with nature in this way? Above all else, making this film made me re-evaluate the value of life itself. It seems fitting that upon completion of the project I became a father. Will my newborn live to be 150? It is something he should aspire to?
The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes.
Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival.
This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way.
When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival.
A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.