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Grand Rapids native brings award-winning film home

Elisabeth Haviland James is sharing her latest documentary with West Michigan. 

“Overland,” an independent film, will show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Celebration Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Drive NE. 

The film tells the stories of falconers Khalifa Bin Mujren, Lauren McGough and Giovanni Granati. James will attend the screening at Celebration North and will engage with the audience in a Q&A after the film. 

“Overland” was directed by James and her husband and collaborator Revere La Noue. The documentary took them six years to film, spanning the wilderness on four continents and seven countries: Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, the United Arab Emirates and the U.S. in Oklahoma and Kansas.

“We use the words epic, intimate and textured to describe our approach to the storytelling in the movie,” James said. “To be able to see it on a big screen with surround sound in the community elevates the…

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