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DALLAS IFF 2010 Video Interview: Director Michael Pertnoy (THE LAST SURVIVOR)

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by: GATW Guest Writer
April 20th, 2010

Michael Pertnoy

In an industry known for its primadonna actors and demanding directors, it's really a treat to be able to sit down with a filmmaker who you can tell genuinely cares about the people involved in their film and also its subject matter. Michael Pertnoy, one of the directors of the powerful documentary THE LAST SURVIVOR, is a filmmaker who truly cares about everything his film has to say to our world where it's easy to shrug things off that don't immediately apply to our daily lives.

At this year's DALLAS IFF I was able to sit down and talk to Michael about his film, which went on to win a Special Jury Award at the festival. THE LAST SURVIVOR  is a film that is so hopeful of the human spirit and what we can achieve for our posterity, despite the brutal- and tragic -subject matter of the documentary-- genocide. After the cut, you can check out my interview with Michael where we discuss what inspired him to make a documentary on something that is so untouchable to some people, the message he hopes people get from his film and he also gives some organizations for those of you lovely readers looking to get involved in the cause.

Interview by: Lauren Lester
Edited by: Chase Whale

If you would like to learn more about the film or how you can get involved in preventing genocide, head over to THE LAST SURVIVOR's official site to find out more.

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