Lion in a Box
Directed by Melanie Brown
“Lion in a Box” is an experimental film that elucidates the margins of sacrifice and combat. This first person documentary recounts one woman’s military training and the battles she endured to achieve her goals. Through photo montage and animation, she shines a light on the traditional definitions of sacrifice and combat.
Filmmaker Melanie Brown is scheduled to attend.
Melanie Brown made her first film in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Veterans Make Movies, a program that helps veterans make a film in eight weeks. Her short autobiographical film is called “Lion In A Box” has screened at several film festivals including LA Shorts International Film Festival, the Cleveland International Film Festival, and Walla Walla Crush. “Lion In A Box” received an official Jury Citation at the Black Maria Film Festival. The film was also awarded Best of the Fest and Best Military Film at the Copa Shorts Festival. Melanie plans on making a longer film from this short.