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"Powerful! All of it..."

     -Philippe Gajan

 
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COMING TO A FILM FESTIVAL NEAR YOU!

Winner in Milan! 

Best Documentary and the RAI Cinema Award

From award-winning documentary filmmaker, Augusto Contento, comes SHADOWGRAM, a story of African Americans living in Chicago, following their emigration from the South and its Jim Crow Laws, we witness the broken promises and listen to their hopes and dreams. Their strong will to survive and thrive in Chicago’s south side is an inspiration and a story that must be told. 

 

LOOKING FOR DISTRIBUTION

We are making the festival circuit and looking for a distributor for this important film.

 
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Testimonials

The Film is so powerful! All of it: words, images, rhythm, editing, people, inserts!
— Philippe Gajan, Co-programming director, The Festival du Nouveau Cinema of Montreal
It was a very well done and interesting documentary. I liked the people chosen for the interviews- very diverse group. It was interesting that the proposed solutions seemed to be presented in the beginning of the movie rather than end. It expresses well the emotions and perspectives of life among these individuals.
— Dr. Carlos Vazquez, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
It is an extraordinarily powerful piece of work and presents an accurate picture of the tragic discrimination against African Americans that still exists in the United States - particularly in larger northern cities. That discrimination and police violence against black citizens has given rise to a movement known as ‘Black Lives Matter.’
— Thomas Richard Spradlin, ATTORNEY AT LAW
It has an authenticity, relying totally on the voices, images and actions of the people and places of Chicago’s African Americans, not filtered or shaped by voice-over narratives.
— Barbara R. Hatton, Ph.D., Educator Ventures, Inc. 


 

ABOUT CINEPARALLAX

Created in 2004 in Paris by Augusto Contento and Giancarlo Grande, Cineparallax (Cineparalleli Hobo Shibumi) is an independent film production company. Over the past decade it has produced 11 feature-length documentaries, all awarded and selected at major film festivals around the world and recognized by main institutions such as UNESCO, the United Nations High Commissioner, Italian, French, Brazilian, American Governments.

Cineparallax specializes in international co-productions, working with Italian, Brazilian, German,  and American co- producers. Utilizing Regional and National Funds, Tax Credits and Tax Rebates, Cineparallax’s independence does not only mean producing niche products, but also being a company far from the so-called majors. We do not follow the conformists standards of Television. It means developing cinematographic languages hat create an alternative vision of reality. For Cineparallax, authentic cinema should not legitimize the mindset of a ruling system or the power of fashion, it must create "visions" and awake the imagination of the audience.

 

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“If you are not nurturing the next generation, if you’re not passing on some light of truth to somebody, then your life is just about money. That’s perishable. What’s not perishable is what’s eternal.”

        - Margaret Caples

 
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Festivals

SHADOWGRAM has been selected for the following prestigious film festivals. Check back to see new announcements and our growing roster of festivals.

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