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Friday, June 11, 2021

2021 Films: Kagaraja-Lord of all Animals

Kagaraja-Lord of all Animals by Lenore Rinder
Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Premiere)

Running Time: 13 minutes
Screening Time: TBA
Documentary



“Kagaraja- Lord of all Animals” is a video portrait of a wildlife activist who takes us on a surprising journey. We begin in his home city, Bangalore, India, “the largest network hub for illegal wildlife trade in the world”.


Director's Bio:

Lenore received her MFA in Film and Painting from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. A passionate painter and filmmaker, she won numerous international awards for animation, including: Best Short film (merit and lab) awards, Athens (Ohio) International Animation festival, honorable mention in the Zagreb International Film Festival for a sand animation,
16 mm. “Cannibal Soup” was screened at the Fourth Experimental Film Festival In Tokyo, Japan, and at the Sinking Creek film festival.

Recipient of Wisconsin’s Mary Nohl Suitcase Travel grant, she screened a video at IIWC (Indian Institute of World Culture) in Bangalore India in March, 2019.
Other grants include a “Film in the Cities” Minnesota, Jerome Foundation film grant, for a short animation, and an Arts Midwest Grant, through Jobs with Peace, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The project consisted of six neighborhood Photo Billboards and a national traveling photography exhibit focusing on poverty titled, “Home Street Home.”

Director Statement

I am a passionate conservationist, hoping to contribute to a global dialog by utilizing the art of magical, visually persuasive, thought-provoking documentaries.










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