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Social Justice Cinema

RECON directed by is a thriller set in the mountains of Italy at the close of World War II. Adapted from the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller “Peace” by famed author Richard Bausch, and based on a true event – RECON tells the story of four American soldiers in World War II, who after they witness a vicious murder of an innocent civilian at the hands of their platoon Sergeant, are sent on a reconnaissance/suicide mission lead by a local partisan, an elderly man whose indeterminate loyalties add to the terror and confusion that engulfs the Americans as…

Wine In 2013, inspired by the book Wines of Lebanon by Michael Karam, filmmakers Mark Johnston and Mark Ryan set out to change the perceptions of the Middle East – and in particular the tiny nation of Lebanon – by examining an enigmatic and misunderstood part of the world with winemakers who had a story to tell. The result is a very interesting documentary, Wine and war. To learn more about Wine and war, we interviewed filmmakers Mark Johnston and Mark Ryan on camera: https://vimeo.com/468808155 Johnston and Ryan met in film school at USC in 1999. In 2014, they released…

When it comes to creative solutions, you’ve got to hand it to Shannon and Scott Guggenheim. Since 3Below Theaters — which the Guggenheims operate in downtown San Jose — has been closed since March, the couple has been tirelessly working to come up with ideas to keep their livelihood going and provide people with much needed entertainment. I’m honestly blown away by what they’ve come up with: “Up on the Roof,” four weeks of curated movies starting Oct. 8 that will be screened on the top floor of the city-owned parking garage above 3Below Theaters on Second and San Carlos streets. The movies…

FATAL DISTRACTION tells the untold story of the high-profile murder trial of Justin Ross Harris following the death of his toddler son in the hot summer of 2014. As a result, it deals with the tragic phenomenon of children dying of heatstroke when loving parents unknowingly leave them behind in cars. One child dies every week this way in the U.S.The secondary subjects are Nicole Engler, a pediatric nurse from Oregon and Miles Harrison from Virginia who’s adopted baby son’s death caused President Putin to pass the Russian Adoption Ban. Criminal Justice : Without a shred of evidence, the Cobb…

1. Entries for the I, Immigrant, First Responders & Essential Workers in The Corona War should be documentary shorts from 1 minute to 40 minutes in length. 2. Films should be about a US Immigrant First Responder or Essential Worker, in the fields of health care, emergency response, public transportation, package delivery, food production, or grocery retail. Essential Workers have not worked from home during the shutdown, but rather have continued to go to their normal jobs on the front lines, bringing them into contact daily with COVID-19 patients or the general public or fellow workers in unsafe conditions. 3.…

Dr. Mohammadhossein Moshkelgosha M.D. has joined I, Immigrant, First Responders & Essential Workers In Corona War online film competition as project advisor. Dr. Moshgelgosha will also be in charge of communication with the hospitals, clinics, medical facilities, physician and nurses organizations in order to find immigrant healthcare workers engaged in the war with corona virus and encourage them to participate in I, Immigrant film festival. Dr. Mohammadhossein Moshkelgosha M.D. is co-founder of “Healthy Behavior Institute” and “Health Alphabet Journal “ which in collaboration with WHO and The Global Fund project,fights against spread of HIV infection and AIDS among youngsters in…

 Iran’s National Orchestra has released a music video titled “Song of Humanity” to acknowledge the efforts the medical staff have made in the battle with the corona-virus. The orchestra under the baton of conductor Sohrab Kashef has performed for the music video, which was unveiled during a meeting attended by Health Minister Saeid Namaki and Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi at the Health Ministry on Thursday. The orchestra performed the song in honor of the healthcare staff in Vahdat Hall in Tehran. https://vimeo.com/446222222 Speaking at the ceremony, the culture minister expressed thanks to the health minister…

Farah Nabulsi director of The Present, the Palestinian film and winner of GoE Bridging The Borders Award at 2020 Palm Springs ShortFest International is a down to earth and fascinating person.  Farah Nabulsi is an activist young filmmaker that in The Present shows her power of use of language of cinema and her understanding of the world problem, the new colonialism. Lately  Farah Nabulsi sent us a thank note for receiving our GoE Bridging the Borders Award:  ” I just wanted to reach out and thank you for choosing our short film, The Present, to receive the GoE Bridging the…

Aydin Nazmi is a pop and rock music musician, composer and singer living in Tehran, Iran. Most of Aydin Nazmi songs address social justice issues. About his latest song, I Can’t Breath, inspired by George Floyd killing in US, he told us: ” As an Iranian artist who sees the world as an interconnected web of humans with a common ancestor, I’ve made this song and video to show solidarity and as a tribute to all who have faced systematic discrimination, specially the African-American community in the US. https://vimeo.com/430590177 As Dr. King said : “injustice anywhere is a threat to…

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents its first full digital edition of bold new films that will be available nationwide, in response to this time of crisis. The film festival will feature in-depth online discussions with filmmakers, film subjects, and Human Rights Watch researchers. This first Digital Edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will run from June 11 to 20, 2020. To learn more about the 2020 festival we had a phone interview with John Biaggi is the Director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival: https://soundcloud.com/user-222526075/an-interview-with-john-biaggi John Biaggi is the Director of the Human Rights Watch…

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