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Venice Biennale

It would be nice to do something political (AIS 22)

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Cheri Barton Ross interviews filmmaker, David L. Cunningham

I met international filmmaker, David L. Cunningham when he had just finished making Beyond Paradise, (1998), his first film, a low budget independent which he wrote, directed, produced, and distributed at age 22. More than a decade later, his projects have taken him to far reaching places, 40 countries in all, including such exotic locations as the Pitcairn Islands and the Egyptian Pyramids. Cunningham openly shared his exciting adventures in filmmaking which include being stranded on uninhabited islands, as well as riding on a bus, in the desert, that smashed into a camel, artfully dodging custom officials, being chased by the police, and stealing locations. He was then, and still remains, a renegade filmmaker, with an insatiable appetite for adventure - one that truly defines his style of filmmaking.