The IF Project

Filmmaker Biography:

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The IF Project – Kathlyn Horan

Kathlyn Horan has been working as an independent director, producer, and photographer for over 15 years. Her passion for social justice has led her to use the documentary medium as a way to bring stories to light that elevate awareness, connect communities, and ignite discussion. She specializes in working in an embedded journalistic capacity with her subjects in order to allow the viewer an intimate journey into often unseen worlds. Her subjects range from some of the nations leading politicians, activists, and artists, such as Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Sheryl Crow, and Bill Maher in A Voice for Choice to Zen Buddhist monks in different stages of their practice in What is Zen?. Her most recently completed film, One Lost Day follows Grammy winning duo Indigo Girls as they head to Nashville to record with a young and untested music producer, Jordan Hamlin. Filmed over the course of a two week recording session, we are allowed an extraordinarily intimate look into how they work together, their history, and what their future holds. The film had it’s premiere at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

Film Synopsis:

Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. The IF Project explores the reasons behind these staggering numbers by intimately following a heroic Seattle police officer and the writing workshop she created with a group of inmates at a maximum security women’s prison.


Friday, March 31, 2017: The Tennessee Valley Art Association/Ritz Theatre, Sheffield, AL, 7:00 PM CT
Monday, April 3, 2017: Troy University, Office of Service Learning & Civic Engagement, Troy, AL, 6:00 PM CT
Tuesday, April 4, 2017: Union County Community Arts Council/Wingate University, Wingate, NC, 7:00 PM ET
Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Crossroads Film Society, Jackson, MS, 7:00 PM CT
Thursday, April 6, 2017: Union College, Barbourville, KY, 7:00 PM ET
Friday, April 7, 2017: City of Hapeville Association of Trade & Tourism, Hapeville, GA, 7:00 PM ET
Tuesday, April 11, 2017: City of Roswell, Roswell, GA, 7:00 PM ET

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