Little People (TRT 58:00, 1984)
More than 1200 dwarfs gather every year when Little People of America holds its national convention. In the 50 years since its inception, LPA has given its 6000 members a sense of identity and purpose, helping them cope in a world in which the confining stereotypes of sideshow attraction persist. Contrasting scenes from their daily lives with the activities of the convention week, the film provides insight into the lives of dwarfs and offers a unique and sometimes disturbing perspective on the average-sized world.
Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Individual Documentary
Red Ribbon, American Film Festival
CINE Golden Eagle, Washington, D.C.
Honorable Mention, Baltimore International Film Festival
Festival Award, Superfest, Los Angeles
Barbara Jordan Communications Award
Festivals and Screenings
LITTLE PEOPLE (88-minutes)
The New York Film Festival, 1982.
Edinburgh International Film Festival, 1983.
London Film Festival, 1982.
Margaret Mead Film Festival, 1983.
Sydney International Film Festival, 1983.
Hawaii International Film Festival, 1983.
Nyon International Film Festival, Switzerland, 1982.
Barbara Jordan Communications Award, 1983.
LITTLE PEOPLE (58-minute version edited by Krawitz for PBS broadcast)
Emmy Award nomination, Outstanding Individual Documentary, 1985.
Red Ribbon, American Film Festival, 1985.
CINE Golden Eagle, Washington, D.C., 1984.
Honorable Mention, Baltimore International Film Festival, 1986.
Festival Award, Superfest ’85, Los Angeles, 1985.
Edison-Black Maria Film and Video Festival, 1984.
Festival International du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, 1984.
National broadcast on PBS, 1984, 1985.
Discovery Channel, 1990-l994.
The Learning Channel, 1995-1998.
Dutch television, 1985.
Egyptian television, 2001.
Excerpts on ABC Nightline, 1996
Excerpts on ABC Nightline documentary, Brave New World, 1999.
“…intelligent and tough-minded, and because it is, it becomes moving as well…”
John Corry, New York Times
“…the film overflows with tender feelings of love and understanding, it’s also chock-full of humor and wry observations…”
Arthur Unger, Christian Science Monitor
“…an absolutely wonderful, no-bull tribute to the incredible courage, humor, intelligence, and humanity of dwarfs…”
Dan Geringer, Philadelphia Daily News
Produced, Directed, and Edited by Jan Krawitz and Thomas Ott
Cinematography by Thomas Ott
Sound Recording by Jan Krawitz
Sound Mix by Steve Izzi
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