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Interview: Award-winning Animator & Atlanta Film Society Filmmaker-in-Residence Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong

By Cameron McAllister I first met Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong while working for the Atlanta Film Society in 2014. She was a Programming Associate at the time and I was Marketing Manager. By the time the 2015 Atlanta Film Festival took place, Ginger had completed and submitted an animated short film (along with Tamarind King, Shir Wen Sun and Yu Ueda), “Starlight,” that went on to win the ATLFF Animated Jury Prize. Winning that prize—just one of several that the film picked up—allowed the team to be longlisted for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Ginger has gone on to be a force in Atlanta’s animation community. She is currently both Executive Director of ASIFA-SOUTH and an ATLFS Filmmaker-in-Residence, while also working with several organizations and on several independent projects. Though she certainly has many, many things to keep her busy, Ginger was gracious enough to answer a few questions! Tell me about where you grew up and your education. I grew up in Bangkok,Thailand

THE HIDDEN LIFE: A study of Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath

There comes a time in our lives, if we are going to have a more intimate relationship with our Savior, that He must teach us about the hidden life. It’s a time to teach us to trust not in His gifts and what He can do for us, but to teach us who He is and to trust in Him. It’s a time to rid us of ourselves, our self life, so that we can come to know Him better and learn to fully depend on Him. It’s a time of shaking and cutting away all the unnecessary, so that what is left can’t be shaken, and so we can be the most fruitful. There came a time in Elijah’s life for this. Let’s study. 1 Kings 17: 1- 9: “And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, ‘As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.’ Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, ‘Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the b