Official Selection – The Tyranny of Distance

Fifteen years of civil war in Liberia has resulted in one of the world’s worst doctor shortages and cut off the country’s rural poor from basic healthcare. Community health workers trained and equipped by the non-profit Last Mile Health are working to deliver lifesaving health services to the 1.2 million Liberians living in the most remote reaches of the country.

Key Crew: Gabriel Diamond, Matthew Beighley, Phil Collis, Jude O’Reilley, James Nardella

You can view The Tyranny of Distance at our 5th annual Pictoclik Film Festival in San Francisco November 11th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.

About the Director

Gabriel Diamond started working in video at age 13 at KDOL-TV in Oakland, CA. Now he travels the world making films about people who make things better.

Along with Ken Ikeda he co-founded The Factory, a filmmaking lab for Bay Area youth. Works created under his mentorship won top prizes at dozens of national festivals including an Emmy. His first feature Less, follows and idealistic and troubled a man who has chosen to live on the streets in San Francisco. It received honorable mention for the grand jury prize at Dances With Films Festival.

He shot and acted in How To Cheat which premiered at the LA Film Festival and won best acting ensemble and best narrative at Bend Film Festival.

In 2011 he shot a short documentary in Nepal entitled “We Are In The Field: Adventures of a 3rd World Environmental Activist.” It’s now being developed into a feature length film “All Living Things” with Jane Goodall.

He’s now the staff filmmaker & photographer at the Skoll Foundation in Palo Alto.