Video: Interviews with Jeremy Teicher, director of Tall As The Baobab Tree, and Benh Zeitlin and Quvenzhané Wallis, director and lead actress in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Profile: Film festivals are the ideal environment to shine a light on some lesser known films or first time directors, so we're delighted to be profiling these two great films today.

Tall As The Baobab Tree is the debut feature from Jeremy Teicher, and Jeremy talked to us about what it was like filming in Africa, and how much cinema can teach us about other cultures.

Beasts of the Southern Wild is achieving huge plaudits from all circles and is already being tipped for Oscars this year, in particular for lead actress, 9 year old Quvenzhané Wallis. We spoke to her and director Benh Zeitlin about the buzz surrounding the film, and some of the difficulties Benh encountered when finding his perfect cast.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild & Tall as the Baobab Tree

  • Wednesday 17 October 2012 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "I was a terrible, terrible actor" - which superhero made Benh Zeitlin move behind the camera?

    Wednesday 17 October 2012 (suitable for Secondary clubs): "I was a terrible, terrible actor" - which superhero made Benh Zeitlin move behind the camera?

    Beasts of the Southern Wild is already being tipped for Oscars, but what inspired Benh Zeitlin to become a director? We also spoke to first time director Jeremy Teicher about his new film, Tall As The Baobob Tree.

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