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The Game Changer

Every Sunday afternoon for the last seven years, Susan Slotnick drove an hour up the mountains to the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, a medium security prison for men, to teach modern dance. The lives of men whom she touched have never been the same since. This is her story...

  • Indrani Kopal
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    17 hours 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
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    United States
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  • The 9th Annual Harlem International Film Festival
    Harlem, New York
    September 11, 2014
    New York Premiere
    Best Short Documentary Award
  • The 2nd Annual Northeast Film Festival (NEFF)
    Teaneck, NJ
    September 7, 2014
  • The Portland Film Festival
    Porland, OR
    August 30, 2014
  • NewFilmmakers New York
    New York, NY
    October 1, 2014
  • The 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival
    Woodstock, NY
    October 18, 2014
    Hudson Valley Premiere
  • The 23rd Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2014
    Hot Springs, Arkansas
    October 18, 2014
  • Sun and Sand, the Mississippi Film and Music Festival
    Mississippi Gulf Coast
    October 23, 2014
  • The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    October 25, 2014
Director Biography - Indrani Kopal

Indrani Kopal is an award-winning filmmaker and the founder and director of Far East Documentary Center in Malaysia. She is a former video journalist at Malaysiakini.com,, an online news organization in Malaysia, with over six years of experience in online multimedia production. Her short documentaries have been screened at various venues in the United States. Her short documentary "The Game Changer" won the best documentary award at the 2014 Harlem International Film Festival and at the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase 2015 in Cannes, France. Indrani often employs various filmmaking ‘participatory video storytelling’ and ‘collaborate filmmaking’ methodologies such as participatory video and video diaries that allow storytellers to engage within their own story. Indrani is a Fulbright Scholar and holds an MFA in Documentary Film from Hofstra University. She is currently finishing her debut feature documentary film about a successful prison rehabilitation program.

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