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Aunt Zoja

Posted on 8/2/2016 2:27:00 PM in What We’re Watching

A note from our curator, independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

“Aunt Zoja” represents a moment in the life of an Uzbek woman who runs a restaurant. She begins her work in the morning light of a colorful kitchen, expressing her wish for a world without war. We don’t know her personal connection to war, but we feel vestiges of past sorrows and conflict informing her dreams of peace. Her mindfulness is ever apparent in both her preparation of food, and her commentary on humanity. The moments of “Aunt Zoja” hint how the act of cooking can be a conduit for a peaceful life.

Aunt Zoja - produced by Paula Sundell

About David Conover:

David Conover is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

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