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From Mass to the Mountain

Directed by Kurt Sensenbrenner and Colin Sytsma

United States | 1 hr 6 min | 2016

“From Mass to the Mountain” takes you to eastern Panama, where decades of government corruption and neglect have impoverished the region. But thanks to the tireless efforts of one priest to build infrastructure, protect watersheds, and conserve the rainforest, life is looking up for the locals.

From Mass to the Mountain - Poster

From Mass to the Mountain - Kurt SensenbrennerKurt Sensenbrenner
Co-Director, Producer

Kurt Sensenbrenner is a freelance documentary filmmaker in Brooklyn, NY, where he works as a cinematographer, camera operator and assistant camera person. Kurt served as the director of photography for the award winning documentary short “The Game Changer,” a film which chronicles a choreographer’s work rehabilitating prisoners through modern dance. The film won the Best Student Documentary award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

From Mass to the Mountain - Colin SytsmaColin Sytsma
Co-Director, Producer

Colin is a Milwaukee based freelance documentary filmmaker who, after working at the award-winning documentary film company 371 Productions for two and half years, started Wood Grain Media.

Currently Colin is the director of photography on the feature documentary When Claude Got Shot, a 371 Production following a horrific gun violence incident and its aftermath.

Previously Colin produced Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff for the television show Fault Lines on Al Jazeera America, and was the main location sound engineer on There Are Jews Here, a feature length story about what Jewish life looks like in small town America.

Film Information

Director: Kurt Sensenbrenner and Colin Sytsma
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English, Spanish
Runtime: 1 hr 6 min
Rated: PG


Producers: Kurt Sensenbrenner
Editors:  Lucas Dantas, Kurt Sensenbrenner, Colin Sytsma
  Colin Sytsma, Kurt Sensenbrenner

Main Subject: Father Wally “Padre Pablo” Kasuboski

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