Death Penalty Documentary

"An Eye for an Eye"

A documentary on abolishing the death penalty.

A film by Don Haderlein

"An Eye for an Eye"
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“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them?
Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring




An Eye for an Eye 

When history looks back on this period of time, how will it judge us? What will people think of the ways that we run our society and the choices that we make? What will they think of how we treat each other?

While we can't know the answers to these questions in our lifetimes, we can make some assumptions about what they will and won't condemn. Decades after the Supreme Court made the death penalty illegal nationwide (and then left it up to the states to decide), the government is still putting people down like animals year after year. In An Eye for an Eye, I plan to take a sweeping look at what the death penalty means and why it is wrong that it still goes on our modern world.

My name is Don Haderlein, and I am an award-winning independent filmmaker. I am also a concerned citizen, though, and I know what the facts say about the death penalty: it doesn't deter crime, it violates human rights, and it does cost innocent lives.

So, what can we do? My goal is to produce a documentary that will both shape minds and touch hearts, educating people on the reality of the situation. To make this happen, I need to raise some funding, which is why I am turning to you. Make your contribution to this campaign today so that you can be a part of the moral movement that is sure to follow.

Thank you.

Eye for an Eye
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Cannes Film Festival Winners 2019

2019 Cannes Film Festival Winners


The winners in the 2019 Cannes Film festival are as follows:

Palme d’Or: “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho
Grand Prix: “Atlantics,” Mati Diop
Jury Prize (tie): “Les Misérables” (Ladj Ly) and “Bacurau” (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles)
Best Actress: Emily Beecham, “Little Joe”
Best Actor: Antonio Banderas, “Pain & Glory”
Best Director: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, “The Young Ahmed”
Best Screenplay: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Céline Sciamma
Special Mention of the Jury: “It Must Be Heaven,” Elia Suleiman
Camera d’Or: “Our Mothers,” César Díaz
Short Film Palme d’Or: The Distance Between Us And The Sky,” Vasilis Kekatos 
Special Mention of the Jury: “Monstruo Dios,” Agustina San
Queer Palm (Feature): “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Céline Sciamma
Queer Palm (Short): “The Distance Between Us And The Sky,” Vasilis Kekatos

Independent Films - Cannes Film Festival Nominees 2019

Cannes Film Festival 2019

Cannes Film Festival 2019


The nominees for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival 2019 are as follows:

Opening Night Film
“The Dead Don’t Die,” Jim Jarmusch (also in Competition)

Competition
“Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodovar
“The Traitor,” Marco Bellocchio
“The Wild Goose Lake,” Diao Yinan
“Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho
“Young Ahmed,” Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne
“Oh Mercy!,” Arnaud Desplechin
“Atlantique,” Mati Diop
“Matthias and Maxime,” Xavier Dolan
“Little Joe,” Jessica Hausner
“Sorry We Missed You,” Ken Loach
“Les Miserables,” Ladj Ly
“A Hidden Life,” Terrence Malick
“Bacurau,” Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles
“The Whistlers,” Corneliu Porumboiu
“Frankie,” Ira Sachs
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Céline Sciamma
“It Must Be Heaven,” Elia Suleiman
“Sibyl,” Justine Triet

Un Certain Regard
“Invisible Life,” Karim Aïnouz
“Beanpole,” Kantemir Balagov
“The Swallows of Kabul,” Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec
“A Brother’s Life,” Monia Chokri
“The Climb,” Michael Covino
“Joan of Arc,” Bruno Dumont
“A Sun That Never Sets,” Olivier Laxe
“Room 212,” Christophe Honoré
“Port Authority,” Danielle Lessovitz
“Papicha,” Mounia Meddour
“Adam,” Maryam Touzani
“Zhuo Ren Mi Mi,” Midi Z
“Liberte,” Albert Serra
“Bull,” Annie Silverstein
“Summer of Changsha,” Zu Feng
“Evge,” Nariman Aliev


Out of Competition
“The Best Years of Life,” Claude Lelouch
“Rocketman,” Dexter Fletcher
“Too Old to Die Young” (2 Episodes), Nicolas Winding Refn
“Diego Maradona,” Asif Kapadia
“Belle Epoque,” Nicolas Bedos

Special Screenings
“Share,” Pippa Bianco
“For Sama,” Waad Al Kateab & Edward Watts
“Family Romance, LLC,” Werner Herzog
“Tommaso,” Abel Ferrara
“To Be Alive and Know It,” Alain Cavalier
“Que Sea Ley,” Juan Solanas

Midnight Screenings
“The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil,” Lee Won-Tae

Sundance Film Festival Winners 2019

 Sundance Film Festival

The Winners of the Sundance  film festival 2019 are as follows:

US Dramatic Competition

Grand Jury Prize
Clemency

Audience Award
Brittany Runs a Marathon

Directing
Joe Talbot for The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
Pippa Bianco for Share

Special Jury Award for Vision and Craft
Alma Har’el for Honey Boy

Special Jury Award for Creative Collaboration
The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance
Rhianne Barreto for Share
US Documentary Competition

Grand Jury Prize
One Child Nation

Audience Award
Knock Down the House

Directing
Steven Bognar and Julia Riechert for American Factory

Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency
Jacqueline Olive for Always in Season

Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker
Liza Mandelup for Jawline

Special Jury Award for Cinematography
Luke Lorentzen for Midnight Family
World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Grand Jury Prize
The Souvenir

Audience Award
Queen of Hearts

Directing
Lucía Garibaldi for The Sharks

Special Jury Award
Alejandro Landes for Monos

Special Jury Award for Acting
Krystyna Janda for Dolce Fine Giornata
World Cinema Documentary Competition

Grand Jury Prize
Honeyland

Audience Award
Sea of Shadows

Directing
Mads Brügger for Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Winners 2019 Spirit Awards

2019 Spirit Award Winners

The 2019 Spirit Awards Winners are as follows:


Best Feature
If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Director
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best First Feature
Sorry to Bother You

Best Male Lead
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Best Female Lead
Glenn Close, The Wife

Best Supporting Female Actor
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Supporting Male Actor
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Cinematography
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Suspiria

Best Screenplay
Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best First Screenplay
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade

Best Editing
Joe Bini, You Were Never Really Here

Best Documentary
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Best International Film
Roma (Mexico)

Piaget Producers Award
Shrihari Sathe

The Someone to Watch Award
Alex Moratto, Sócrates

The Bonnie Award
Debra Granik

Robert Altman Award
Suspiria

John Cassavetes Award
En el Séptimo Día

Spirit Award Nominations 2019


The 2019 Spirit Award Nominations are as follows:

Best Feature
EIGHTH GRADE
FIRST REFORMED
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
LEAVE NO TRACE
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

Best Director

Debra Granik, LEAVE NO TRACE
Barry Jenkins, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Tamara Jenkins, PRIVATE LIFE
Lynne Ramsay, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
Paul Schrader, FIRST REFORMED

Best First Feature
HEREDITARY
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
THE TALE
WE THE ANIMALS
WILDLIFE
Best Male Lead
John Cho, SEARCHING
Daveed Diggs, BLINDSPOTTING
Ethan Hawke, FIRST REFORMED
Christian Malheiros, SÓCRATES
Joaquin Phoenix, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
Glenn Close, THE WIFE
Toni Collette, HEREDITARY
Elsie Fisher, EIGHTH GRADE
Regina Hall, SUPPORT THE GIRLS
Helena Howard, MADELINE’S MADELINE
Carey Mulligan, WILDLIFE

Best Supporting Female Actor
Kayli Carter, PRIVATE LIFE
Tyne Daly, A BREAD FACTORY
Regina King, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, LEAVE NO TRACE
J. Smith-Cameron, NANCY

Best Supporting Male Actor
Raúl Castillo, WE THE ANIMALS

Adam Driver, BLACKKKLANSMAN
Richard E. Grant, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Josh Hamilton, EIGHTH GRADE
John David Washington, MONSTERS AND MEN

Best Cinematography
Ashley Connor, MADELINE’S MADELINE
Diego Garcia, WILDLIFE
Benjamin Loeb, MANDY
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, SUSPIRIA
Zak Mulligan, WE THE ANIMALS

Best Screenplay
Richard Glatzer (Writer/Story By), Rebecca Lenkiewicz & Wash Westmoreland, COLETTE
Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Tamara Jenkins, PRIVATE LIFE
Boots Riley, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
Paul Schrader FIRST REFORMED

Best First Screenplay
Bo Burnham, EIGHTH GRADE
Christina Choe, NANCY
Cory Finley, THOROUGHBREDS
Jennifer Fox, THE TALE
Quinn Shephard (Writer/Story By) and Laurie Shephard (Story By), BLAME
Best Documentary
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

MINDING THE GAP
OF FATHERS AND SONS
ON HER SHOULDERS
SHIRKERS
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Best international film
BURNING (South Korea)
THE FAVOURITE (United Kingdom)
HAPPY AS LAZZARO (Italy)
ROMA (Mexico)
SHOPLIFTERS (Japan)

The Truer Than Fiction Award
Alexandria Bombach, ON HER SHOULDERS
Bing Liu, MINDING THE GAP
RaMell Ross, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING
Producers Award
Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams
Gabrielle Nadig
Shrihari Sathe

The Someone to Watch Award

Alex Moratto, SÓCRATES
Ioana Uricaru, LEMONADE
Jeremiah Zagar, WE THE ANIMALS

The Bonnie Award
Debra Granik
Tamara Jenkins
Karyn Kusama

Robert Altman Award
SUSPIRIA
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Casting Directors: Avy Kaufman, Stella Savino
Ensemble Cast: Malgosia Bela, Ingrid Caven, Lutz Ebersdorf, Elena Fokina, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Dakota Johnson, Gala Moody, Chloë Grace Moretz, Renée Soutendijk, Tilda Swinton, Sylvie Testud, Angela Winkler

International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema - Amsterdam 2018 Nominees

Amsterdam IFF 2018 Nominees


2018 Nominees International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema - Amsterdam are as follows:

Best Film 

  • Ashcan
Willy Perelsztejn

  • Drawing Home
Margarethe Baillou & Allan Neuwirth

  • Falling
Golan Ramraz & Adam C. Sherer

  • Katherine of Alexandria Director’s Cut
Katherine of Alexandria Ltd

  • November 10th (Battle of Surabaya)
Mohammad Suyanto & Hery Soelistio & Adi Djayusman

  • Osprey
Syed Afser &; Carlos Tovar &; Resham Syed & Rez Syed Navid Negahban & Saurin Jhaveri

  • The Ritman Library – Amsterdam
Artoldo Pictures

  • The World Awaits
Don Haderlein, Producer-Director
North Hollywood Pictures

  • Transition
Matt Taylor & Denise Burrows & Wendy Taylor

  • Tripping Through
Malcolm Ellis & Michelle Morgan

  • Two Little Bitches
Emmy Harrington & Dava Krause & Liza Mann

  • Ultra Low
Nicholas Gyeney

  • Voices Beyond the Wall – Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World
Cassidy Friedman







Scientific & Educational Award |Amsterdam IFF 2018

  • Against Impunity
Pedro Lanza
  • An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines
Noel Izon & Sharon Delmendo & Stacey Brumbaugh
  • Bill Evans Time Remembered
Bruce Spiegel
  • King In The Mountain
Dave Edwards
  • Lordemani
Eduardo García & Brais Revaldería
  • Sauti (Voice)
Gayle Nosal & Beret E. Strong
  • Shakespeare’s Heroes And Villains
Peter Keegan
  • The Children of the Noon
Vittoria Quondamatteo & Barbara Baldieri March
  • The Muse is the Mountain
Teresa Mular
  • The Ritman Library – Amsterdam Artoldo Pictures
Aerts Erik Journée
  • The World Awaits * WINNER
Don Haderlein


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Winner - Scientific and Educational Award


"The World Awaits"
Winner at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema
Scientific and Educational Award


"The World Awaits" official selection at the 
Nice Film Market 2019