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“My First Feature Film Since My Children were Born”: How to Dance in Ohio | Director Alexandra Shiva

What fear — whether it’s personal, or one related to the development, financing, production or distribution of your film — did you have to confront and conquer in the making of your movie?

How to Dance in Ohio is my first feature film since my children were born, so I originally set out to make it in NYC where I live with my family. Then my research led me to Columbus, Ohio and to this incredible community and story that I could not possibly pass up telling. I would say that the largest sacrifice I made in the making of this film was the time away from my family, and yet the exposure to the courageous families we filmed has not only made me a better filmmaker but a better mother as well.

[PREMIERE SCREENING: Sunday January 25 at 3:00 pm — Temple Theatre]

Sundance 2015 Responses

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