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Documentary Feature
More Shoes
Avery Crounse Award

Struggling filmmaker Lee Kazimir reads some advice from Werner Herzog, who said that filmmakers should skip film school and instead ‘make a journey alone, on foot, for a distance of 5,000 kilometers, let’s say from Madrid to Kiev.’ Kazimir decides to take the advice literally, walking for six months and through seven countries from Madrid to Kiev while documenting the journey with a videocamera.Along the way he confronts physical struggles and meets a varied cast of characters on the road. He learns some essential lessons, realizing ultimately that ‘before Art, comes Life.’More Shoes is a diary picture that serves both as an account of an artistic coming-of-age and as a snail’s-eye portrait of Europe in the early 21st century.


Lee Kazimir
Lee Kazimir
United States
75 minutes