Biba! One Island, 879 Votes
In the fall of 2007, filmmaker Ben Bloodwell traveled to the Mariana Islands to witness true democracy. The quirky and insightful film that resulted documents two rival clans battling for control of an isolated community in the Pacific. The island is Tinian, the launch point for the Enola Gay to Hiroshima in World War II, and now a commonwealth of the United States.
A beautifully shot film, Biba proves that even without 24-hour cable news, highly-produced attack ads, and screaming pundits, American politics and democracy survives and remains fascinating on the other side of the world.
-Jill Katz, Producer, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
BIBA! is a charming documentary looking at a sort of "wild west" democracy and one you must see during this election year.
-Sarrah Harris - Senior Programmer Dallas International Film Festival
...through its sharp focus, [Biba!] paints a sharp picture of the stakes and mechanisms of the democratic system. Colorful and pertinent, there is something almost Monty Python-like in the quaint and quirky microcosmic satire of Biba!'s scope...
- Peter Simek, D Magazine
First Prize Providence Film Festival
Audience Choice Award, Rhode Island International Film Festival
2012 Dallas International Film Festival
2012 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
2012 Carmel Arts and Film Festival
2012 Guam International Film Festival
2012 Orlando International Film Festival
2012 DocUtah Film Festival
2012 Providence Film Festival
2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival