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Engage Earth

Directed by James Choi
Documentary Short
USA | 16 min | 2019

A look inside Brazilian artist, Denise Milan and her long ongoing work with stones leading to an impactful art program in Heliópolis, one of the largest favelas in the Americas located outside of Sao Paulo.

Our personal connection to planet Earth is vital to our future as inhabitants of this big blue stone. Denise Milan’s work with stones serves as a great reminder of this important message and what can come from understanding this connection. EVERYONE has a story with the stones.

Engage Earth - Poster

Engage Earth - James ChoiJames Choi

James Choi is a prolific, award-winning filmmaker with over a decade of film industry experience in Los Angeles having worked in representation, production and digital media.

As an independent producer, James has produced two feature films from first time directors that have premiered and won at South by Southwest. Grand Jury Award for Best Feature winner “Made in China” which was distributed by IFC Films and “Saint Frances” which won the Audience Award and Special Jury Prize and distributed by Oscilloscope.

James was selected as one of Newcity’s Film 50 – the leaders of Chicago’s film culture of 2018/19. Having been in the forefront of the micro independent film movement in the last decade, James has produced and directed numerous films that have screen widely all around the world, winning awards and receiving distribution.

James has a deep passion for independent films and constantly working to break new ground in our digital age.

Film Information

Director: James Choi
Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime: 16 min.
Rated: PG-13


Producer: James Choi, Denise Milan
Music: Clarice Assad

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