David Hearn and Matt Antell are two film makers who have been working on a documentary film for several years now about the international child abduction issue in Japan.  They have interviewed dozens of left-behind parents for this documentary.  The film is called “From the Shadows” and will be screened  at the Cardozo Law School in New York City next week.  This will be the first audience that hasn’t either been well aware of the situation before viewing or are not persons from the world of film and TV. There will also be a Q and A session and reception afterward.
David and Matt are also applying for the following five film festivals to be held later this year:
1. Los Angeles Film Festival – Submission: Feb. 24th, 2011, – Event June 16-26th, 2011, – Los Angeles
2. Silver Docs (Documentary festival) – Submission: March 4, 2011, – Event June 20-26th, 2011, – Silver Springs MD.
3. Cannes Film Festival – Submission: March 11th, 2011, – Event May 11-22nd, 2011, – Cannes, France
4. Toronto Film Festival – Submission: April 1st, 2011, –  Event Early Sept 8-18. 2011, – Toronto, Canada
5. Telluride Film Festival – Submission: Mid-April, 2011, –  Event Early Sept. 2011, – Telluride, Colorado

To learn more about this project and when the film might be screened in your area, visit the website: