Local Student's Film 'Peacekeeper' Screened at Cannes

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Of all the film festivals held around the world each year, one holds a certain amount of prestige -- the Cannes Film Festival, which is held in a city of the same name in France. The international film festival was held for the 71st year this May, and at it, a film called “Peacekeeper” was screened. The 13-minute-long documentary is about the Dakota pipeline, and the response of the Native Americans who live on the land that would be developed for the project.

 

Though it takes place a couple thousand miles away from Southwest Florida, the story was filmed, animated and edited by Nicholas Markart, a Florida State University student who is originally from Naples, who joins us in studio to discuss creating the film.