The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is in its fifth year, and is already being lauded as one of the best events of its kind. That's in large part to the inspiration behind the festival and the passion of its director, Mary Ann Quinn Ponce. Her late son was a passionate young filmmaker whose documentary about an AIDS orphanage in Africa was finished posthumously.
The Lost Sparrows of Roodepoort, which has won several awards, will be screened along with nearly 70 other films from 20 different countries at this year's festival. In this interview, Mary Ann describes the compelling subject matter of some of the documentaries scheduled for the 2014 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival.