The Genius of Marian is an intimate family portrait that explores the heartbreak of Alzheimer’s disease, the power of art and the meaning of family. The Genius of Marian follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease as her son, the filmmaker, documents her struggle to hang on to a sense of self.
A Marriage to Remember is a New York Times Op-Docs short documentary, in which the filmmaker Banker White explores how Alzheimer’s disease has revealed the strength of his parents’ marriage.
Sierra Leone's Refugee all Stars is a feature-length documentary that tells the uplifting story of a group of six Sierra Leonean musicians who came together to form a band while living as refugees in the Republic of Guinea. A brutal civil war (1991-2002) forced them from their homes in Sierra Leone. Through music they find a place of refuge, a sense of purpose and a source of power. The film follows the band over the course of three years as they make the difficult decision to return to their war-torn country and realize their dream of recording an album of their original music.
ScrapHouse is a 44min documentary that follows the planing and building of house built completely from scrap. Americans throw away over 470 billion pounds of garbage a year. Construction waste, furniture and other household items pour into the dump every day. Are so many useful things being tossed out that a beautiful modernist home, that meets strict building codes, could be built using nothing new? A San Francisco team comes together to try to make it happen. They have one month and thousands of pounds of garbage to build an architectural marvel. On U.N. World Environment Day thousands of people from around the world will visit the house…If they can get it done.