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Plays in Shorts Program: Oh, The Places You'll Go
Friday, June 14
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Landmark E-Street Cinema

555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Winding Path

Directors

Ross Kauffman, Alexandra Lazarowich

Executive Producers

Joe Borgenicht, Heather Kahlert, Geralyn White Dreyfous

Producer

Robin Honan

Editor

Cassidy Gearhart

Cinematographer

Ed David

Jenna Murray’s most formative childhood experiences were spent on her family’s Wind River Indian Reservation ranch, where she loved nothing more than helping her grandfather. When her active, 70-year-old “Papa” suddenly dies of a preventable health issue, Jenna, a post-grad medical student at the University of Utah, grapples with her dream of a career in tribal health while facing her own mental health crisis.

Director, Wild Wild Space; Co-director, Winding Path

Ross Kauffman is an Academy Award-winning director. Working in the film industry for over three decades, his credits include the feature documentaries Born Into Brothels, E-Team, and Tigerland, among others. His short documentary What Would Sophia Loren Do?, a Netflix original, was shortlisted for the 2021 Academy Awards. In 2017, he directed Boy Boy Girl Girl, a scripted short film starring Katie Holmes. His latest feature documentary, Of Medicine and Miracles, premiered at the Tribeca Film and will be distributed in 2024. Ross also specializes in short-form documentary films and socially conscious branded content for clients as diverse as Apple, GE, and Toyota. He is an adjunct professor at The School of Visual Arts Social Documentary Masters Program. In addition, he has guest lectured at high schools and universities worldwide.

Co-director, Winding Path

Alexandra Lazarowich is an award-winning Cree filmmaker originally from northern Alberta, Canada. Her short documentary Fast Horse premiered and won the Special Jury Award for Directing at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Alexandra’s body of work as a director, series producer, and writer includes CBC’s Stuff the British Stole, SYFY’s Resident Alien S3, CBC’s Still Standing, Lake, A Portrait in Red, Out of Nothing, Cree Code Talker, Empty Metal, and Alvaro. She is one of the co-founders of the Indigenous experimental not-for-profit Cousin Collective.