Andrew Gersh

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SPARK: World Premiere at SXSW 2013

Spark: A Burning Man StorySPARK: A Burning Man Story will have its world premiere at the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, TX. For this year’s festival, 109 films were selected from a record-breaking 2,096 submissions.

Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams.

SPARK takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the “default world,” we wonder which dreams can survive.

Produced and Directed by Steve Brown and Jessie Deeter.  Official Website

 

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