The Columbus Crossing Borders film "Breathe Free" is a beautifully moving and powerful documentary that spotlights the stories of refugees and the art exhibit inspired by those stories. Through the lens of filmmaker Doug Swift, we are introduced to those who have fled war, terror and horrific conditions. We meet the dedicated souls who offer them comfort, support and advocacy. We witness the unease and restless fear surrounding US border issues. And we learn how this leads to 34 artists producing a project based on this timeless plight of refugees.
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Doug Swift | Documentary Filmmaker
Doug Swift studied cinematography and English, earning graduate degrees in creative writing from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. This is where he learned to edit stories with nuance and power, preparing him for work as a documentary filmmaker. His most recent film, Up River, was shown at the Big Muddy Film Festival at Southern Illinois University, and the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, as well as libraries and universities.
Documentary Soundtrack Music
Steven Snyder / Stephanie Pearce