Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 7:30 pm | Bagels & More
Directed by Philip Knowlton
USA | 70 min | 2019
On the coast of Kenya, where people impacted by disability are often shunned and viewed as cursed, three determined teenagers set out to challenge their community’s long-held stigma and climb Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.
Born and raised in Paris, France, Knowlton became fascinated with the creative world at a young age. Following an internship with hip hop video icon, director Little X, Knowlton landed a once in a lifetime chance to work alongside Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch as an editor at Oscilloscope Films. Since then, he has been refining his unique style as a music video, commercial and film director / editor. Knowlton has directed commercials for Nike, Jetblue and Ford, while his documentary work has won several awards including the Documentary Directing Award at the Amsterdam Film Festival. He is currently based in Atlanta, Ga.