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Oregon Documentary Film Festival

  • 5th Avenue Cinema 510 SW Hall St Portland, Oregon United States of America (map)

We are thrilled to announce that “Sharp” will be screened at the fourth annual Oregon Documentary Film Festival Sunday March 24, 2019 at the 5th Avenue Cinema on the campus of Portland State University.

“Sharp” will be screened alongside films from 16 different countries and regions, including: Antarctica, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and the Virgin Islands, in addition to films from the United States.

“Sharp” was a collaboration between Grey Gowder (Producer), Diana Gorin (Director), and Conrad Laga (Cinematographer) to share the creative vision and passion of knife-maker Lotti Zeiler. From her earliest inspirations, to her early struggles with her craft, to her transformed philosophy on life, and ambitions for the future, we see her skills in action as she designs, forges, and refines a blade to completion. In a way, Lotti's journey as an artist mirrors the creation of her knives. It all begins with an idea which is refined and shaped, forged and hammered, polished and sharped into its finished form with all of the beauty and minute imperfections of its creator. A knife is a story, and these are Lotti's knives.

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