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Bob Ham

Bob Ham

Ashland Independent Film Festival opens this year’s World Film Week(s) on Friday, September 17 with The Ants and the Grasshopper.  The various threads of progressive activism—climate change, gender and racial equality, fighting child hunger—are braided together in the work of Anita Chitaya. When we meet this small farmer and reform advocate

Luzzu, September 24. Part of Ashland Independent Film Festival’s World Film Week(s) The first film from talented director Alex Camilleri is a glimpse into a community rarely seen in dramatic features: the working-class fishermen on the island of Malta. The luzzu of the title is a boat, painted in bright

Hive, September 27 (virtual):  A screening as part of Ashland Independent Film Festival’s World Film Week(s)  Based on the real-life trials and triumph of a Kosovar woman widowed by the late ’90s war that killed over 13,000 people, Hive is a poetic drama with a deeply feminist message. Struggling to

Sure, stay home, but see the world! Ashland Independent Film Festival hosts the annual World Film Week(s), albeit virtually! Our pick? Ninjababy, September 22  The latest feature from Norwegian writer/director Yngvild Sve Flikke is a deft blend of comedy and drama that introduces the world to Rakel, an artist with

If you’re feeling a touch of wanderlust but dare not risk hopping on an airplane right now, the Ashland Independent Film Festival’s World Film Weeks has you covered. Starting on September 17, this jewel of the cultural calendar brings the far reaches of the world, with features arriving from Ethiopia,

If you’re feeling a touch of wanderlust but dare not risk hopping on an airplane right now, the Ashland Independent Film Festival’s World Film Weeks has you covered. Starting on September 17, this jewel of the cultural calendar brings the far reaches of the world, with features arriving from Ethiopia,