Local Sightings 2020 – Eddy's Kingdom [Online]
Sep. 18–27, 2020
All screenings include filmmaker intro and Q&A!
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** This film is only available to viewers in the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. **
About the filmmaker:
Greg Crompton grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia. He began making documentaries in Sierra Leone in the mid 2000s. He has screened his short documentaries on TV and festivals around the globe.
Eddy’s Kingdom is Greg’s first feature documentary as a director working solo.
I grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia boating by Rattlesnake Island. I was amazed that a man picked up an AK-47 and held a bunch of hostages over this insignificant, albeit beautiful, island.
The story itself was murky, no one seemed to have the story straight. Also no one outside of the Okanagan Valley had really heard about Canada’s first terrorist.
My directorial vision was based on the fact of telling all sides of the story. Certainly not to excuse or glorify Eddy’s actions, but neither to write him off as “crazy.”
There are no villains in this story; there are no heroes. This is a bizarre story with complex characters and strong, desires that are never sated. It is also a love story between a father and daughter; a meditation on family and the struggle between one’s own desires and the desires of one’s family.
About Seattle Arab Film Festival
The Seattle Arab Film Festival seeks to highlight the diversity, complexity, and vibrancy of the Arab world and diaspora. We are invested in challenging dominant American narratives about our community by centering Arab stories, voices, and talent.
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Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] virtually showcases creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2020 program, which runs from September 18-27, features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.
Local Sightings 2020 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement. This year’s festival also celebrates NWFF’s 25th Anniversary as an organization.
Vote for your favorite films by 12pm PDT on Closing Day, Sep. 27; BEST FEATURE and BEST SHORT winners receive a future screening opportunity at NWFF!