Ep 171: Jehane Noujaim & Kamir Amer • Jason DaSilva • Zachary Levy


The filmmaking team behind the new documentary The Square are the first guests. Director Jehane Noujaim (The Control Room) and producer Karim Amer discuss the spectacular story that inspired their film. Viewing the film. It is the remarkable story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience. The film opens at the Film Forum in  NYC on Friday, October 25. Use this link to find out where its playing in a city near you. (Facebook / Twitter)

Next up is Jason DaSilva, the award-winning documentary filmmaker who finally decided to turn the camera on himself after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Jason’s film is called When I Walk and it is also opening theatrically in NYC this Friday, October 25th at the IFC Center.  Use this link to find out about other screenings closer to you. Jason was also instrumental in developing the app, AXS Map, which helps the disabled navigate cities & neighborhoods. (Facebook / Twitter)

Last up is filmmaker Zachary Levy who has the distinction of being the first guest ever on Filmwax Radio. Zachary is back partly to discuss the digital distribution of his feature documentary, Strongman. Filmwax is helping to celebrate the development by hosting a DVD release party tonight at Theater 80 in the East Village. Details for the event are here. The event is being sponsored by Coney Island Craft Lager. To purchase a DVD of Strongman, use this link. (Facebook)

Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T.