David Freid Films

High Chaparral Short Documentary 9 minutes Director: David Freid Ashland Street Cinema Sun 6:40 pm, Varsity 3 Mon 10:10 am Plays with: A Thousand Mothers, Speechless

Oregon Premiere

A theme park celebrating America’s mythic Wild West in wintery Sweden becomes a welcoming, but temporary home for refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war. Subtitles

Director’s Statement: David Freid 

As a child of the 80s, with an impressionable head for headline news and charity infomercials, I grew up learning that the Amazon is in trouble, that Ethiopians are starving, that icebergs are melting, and that the Middle East conflict is constant and absolute. I’m older now, not much seems to have changed, and I’ve got a serious case of bad news fatigue. But there is some good too, and for a few hundred people looking for safety from war, it only takes a handful of Swedish/Lebanese/Syrian cowboys to do something meaningful.

URL: vimeo.com/158882001