Update: Transformer 20-May-2005

World Premiere Scheduled

Disarm’s world premiere will take place on Sunday, 31 July at the Wine Country Film Festival in Napa Valley, California. Jody Williams, whose interview appears throughout the film, has agreed to participate. We’d really been hoping Disarm would be accepted into a great local festival here called Silverdocs, but unfortunately we didn’t make it along with 1,300 other submissions they received from 85 countries. Nonetheless their programming director said “We would like you to know that your film stood out from the group and made it to the final stages of our selection process. We remain greatly impressed by the film, and excited to see any forthcoming work from you.”


Apologies that this news relates only to Washington DC, but some of Brian’s still photographs taken for Disarm go on display this weekend at Transformer Gallery as part of an exhibition entitled We Could Be Heroes. Local artists are participating in the exhibit that examines the, “harsh realities of war, starvation and genocide, and reinterprets these monstrous issues into poignant works of art exploring absurdity, frustration, and business as usual in the Nation’s Capitol.” We’re grateful to Jayme and Victoria for inviting us to participate in the exhibit, which opens with a reception Saturday night at 7pm and is followed by an artists talk on Sunday at 2pm. Please come to 1404 P Street NW if you’re interested!


With the help of the mines campign and some generous volunteers, Disarm has now been translated into Arabic, French, Portugues, Russian, and Spanish as part of our effort to disseminate the film globally. The final sound mix is finally scheduled for 17-29 July in New Zealand and clearance of the final music rights is almost complete. Once this is done, we'l be doing an initial print-run of DVDs to assist in the distribution effort.