"Where do we come from? What are we doing? Where are we going?"
These three questions are posed in Paul Gauguin's final masterpiece. They are also the title of his legendary painting done at Punaauia on the island of Tahiti in 1897.
Pacific Film Foundation (PFF) is seeking answers to these profound questions:
THE GOOD GIANTS / GIGANTI BUONI - The Pacific Film Foundation (PFF) is following Ivan J. Houston, Buffalo Soldier, successful businessman and author of The Black Warriors. PFF is producing a feature length documentary film about the deep love and eternal gratitude of the Italian people (Tuscany) for being liberated from the German and Italian fascists in WWII, by the Mr Houston and his fellow Buffalo Soldiers of the segregated 92nd Infantry Division.
The FOREVER FIX - This film documents new gene therapies which may have the potential to cure several, perhaps many, diseases by correcting faulty genetic instructions in the affected parts of the body. Based on the book, "The Forever Fix" by Ricki Lewis, PFF will be following physician-scientists and courageous patients exploring the frontiers of gene and cell therapy.
PRISON TRANSFORMATIONS- filmed inside prisons, the voices of inmates speak of their desire to rise above their past actions to bring peace, understanding and forgiveness into the lives of their victims, the lives of those around them in prison and their own lives.
MY BULLIES - Why do humans bully each other? Is bullying an evolutionary ‘holdover’ that ensured the survival of our fittest ancient ancestors on the grassy plains of Africa, but now has grown to be as irrelevant (and potentially dangerous) as our appendix? Could it be that all humanity needs is more empathy?
A BEAUTIFUL SPACE - This documentary describes one man’s journey to discover this universal union between East and West, and science and religion, as part of a larger quest to find his own religious path. Through a series of interviews, selected texts, and state-of-the-art computer generated animation, this timely documentary film takes viewers from the earliest campfires to the latest laboratories to help illustrate the striking corollaries – and unifying “space” - between modern physics and ancient spirituality.