Here is the 2021 New Jersey International Film Festival Video Q+A with Full Circle Director Anne Via McCollough, Festival Jurors Caroline Mabrey and Katie Scrivani and Festival Director Al Nigrin.
The lovely animation Two Little People with be playing with Full Circle today, Sunday, June 13, 2021 - $12=General. Film will be available on Video On Demand for 24 hours on this show date. To buy tickets and get more info go here.
Two Little People – Xin Li (Melbourne, Australia) A beautiful animation focusing on two little people living together in a wheat field. 2021; 3 min.
Full Circle - Anne Via McCollough (Norfolk, Virgina) Full Circle is a film that celebrates one woman’s triumph in conservation: the Great Gull Island Project, Helen Hays’ 50-year quest to save two species of threatened seabirds. During her long term study, she vastly increased the numbers of nesting Roseate and Common Terns on a small, uninhabited island in Long Island Sound. The film reveals the nesting season of the terns up close - arrival, courtship, hatching, feeding, fledging - and highlights the myriad of volunteers fostered & inspired by Hays over the decades; her extensive collaboration with scientists in Argentina, Brazil and the Azores; and also her remarkable & heartwarming connection with a small fishing village on the north coast of Brazil. Hays’ dedication has helped complete an important circle, not only in conservation efforts, but also in connecting people from all over the globe… people who were once strangers, are now friends & colleagues working together for a common cause. 2021; 76 min.