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Impressions: A visit by Salem Film Fest founder Joe Cultrera

By Jonah
Grade 8

This week, in light of the Salem Film Fest we had its founder, Joe Cultrera, come to our school. We interviewed him and asked him about the festival. He told us all about the documentary films that are at the festival and his experience as a filmmaker and editor. He even had us watch the previews of some of the films.

After hearing all of this I really wanted to go to the festival. It seemed to me that it would be quite interesting and the films seemed like they would be amazing. My mind started to wander and I thought about the festival and all of the people, directors and most importantly, the films. As I thought about this I stumbled upon a question that is simple but quite profound, with no wrong answers. What is the point of a documentary film festival?

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