Director Mirra Bank Discusses No Fear No Favor
Hosted by SDFF Co-Director Jean McGlothlin
SDFF Co-Director Jean McGlothlin interviews filmmaker Mirra Bank about her important and beautifully shot film, No Fear No Favor. Bank discuses her approach to representing nature conservation and poaching, which encompasses these issues as part of a larger system of interlocking problems, including an economic situation that leads people, like the film’s central character, to poach in the first place. This nuanced consideration of “the health of the whole” allows for more thoughtful, inclusive solutions with the potential to help everyone involved. The duo also chat about Bank’s history of filmmaking, how she ended up making No Fear No Favor, and how her passion for animals informs the film’s style, pathos, and gorgeous cinematography.
This interview with Mirra is one of a handful of filmmaker Q&As and video exclusives that are already available as part of SDFF 2021. The Q&As will be up through the month of June. No Fear No Favor will be streaming as part of SDFF 2021 from June 10-13.