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SIMA, the non-profit impact media agency that celebrates, curates and distributes documentaries and creative media projects that advance positive social change, has announced their 2022 festival winners. Chosen from 40 finalists spanning 25 countries, the SIMA 2022 winners leverage the transformative art of storytelling and the ever-evolving power of media in profound and remarkable ways… DOCUMENTARY FEATURES Best Documentary SOFTIE Director: Sam Soko Producer: Toni Kamau, Sam Soko 82 min | Kenya https://youtu.be/NBD8A8SAiTU Synopsis: Boniface Mwangi is daring and audacious, and recognized as Kenya’s most provocative photojournalist. But as a father of three young children, these qualities create tremendous turmoil…

“Revolution of Our Times” Team  presents the US theatrical release of REVOLUTION OF OUR TIMES, the documentary film by Kiwi Chow. The film was the Official Selection at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, and it won the Best Documentary Award at the 2021 Golden Horse Festival in Taiwan. The documentary will have its theatrical premiere in New York at Stuart Cinema in Brooklyn (December 10-16) and at Laemmle Noho (December 10-16); the film will also screen at the Roxie in San Francisco on December 18th and 19th. Over the past fifty years, Hongkongers have fought for freedom and democracy but…

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…

The 15th edition of the International Exile Film Festival will be held in Sweden from 12 to 18 of November 2021. Hossein Mahini Creative Director of The Exile Film Festival explains the goals of 2021 Exile Film Festival in a press release: “I’m in exile Because I still have hope.” – The message to the Exile Film Festival from the legendary Greek filmmaker, poet and philosopher Theo Angelopoulos, Believing in “Hope” has been the driving force throughout the 30 years of our festival’s heartfelt activity in supporting exiled filmmakers and trying to broaden public viewings of their films. Even now,…

Using the eponymous 1978 bestselling book as its frame, THE MEANING OF HITLER is a provocative interrogation of our culture’s fascination with Hitler and Nazism set against the backdrop of the current rise of white supremacy, the normalization of antisemitism and the weaponization of history itself. Shot in nine countries, the film traces Hitler’s movements, his rise to power and the scenes of his crimes as historians and writers, including Deborah Lipstadt, Martin Amis, Sir Richard Evans, Saul Friedlander, Yehuda Bauer, and famed Nazi hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, weigh in on the lasting impact of his virulent ideology. As…

ENEMIES OF THE STATE is a documentary thriller that investigates the strange case of Matt DeHart, an alleged hacker and whistleblower, and his former Cold War spy parents who believe they are at the center of a government conspiracy and are ready to do anything to save their son from prison. This stranger-than-fiction story takes audiences on a wild ride of unexpected plot twists and bizarre discoveries in an artistic and cinematic documentary that blurs the line between reality and paranoia. With extraordinary access to all lead characters and key sources, this film presents many contradicting viewpoints as it attempts…

In “They Say It Can’t be done” filmmaker and his team track four companies on the brink of disruptive innovation. with technologies that can: · Reduce atmospheric carbon · Heal the seas · Solve hunger · Eliminate organ wait lists To learn more about this interesting documentary feature we had a video interview with Andrea Fuller producer of the film: https://vimeo.com/554866344 Andrea Fuller, uses her engineer brain to help clients make an impact on complex situations with concrete plans, clear metrics and creative content. She has worked with organizations as diverse as the World Bank, the Water Environment Federation, the…

New York, April 15, 2021 — The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, now in its 32nd year, will present its second full digital edition of groundbreaking new films, available nationwide in the U.S. from May 19 through 27, 2021. The film festival will feature in-depth online discussions with filmmakers, film participants and Human Rights Watch researchers and advocates. To learn more about the 2021 festival we had a video interview with Leah Sapin, the Associate Director of Programming & Production at Human Rights Watch Film Festival: https://vimeo.com/552195143 As the world continues to grapple with the realities of isolation amid a global pandemic, relationships…

Make a short film to participate in the I, Immigrant: First Responders & Essential Workers in the Corona War – Online Film Festival. Show the world the sacrifices US Immigrant First Responders & Essential Workers on the front lines are making to save lives and keep the country running in the brutal battle against the Coronavirus. Essential Workers have not been able to work from home during the shutdown, but rather have continued to go to their normal jobs, bringing them into contact on a daily basis with COVID-19 patients or the general public or fellow workers in unsafe conditions.…

White Tiger by Ramin Bahrani is an amazing film about social justice issues, well thought and well made by powerful performances and another missed opportunity for the Academy awards for recognizing a masterpiece. I found the White Tiger a mush stronger and honest film than Parasite that was also trying to address the same subject and for sure far better than Minari, a melodrama that has six Oscar nominations. Watch this brilliant film on Netflix. Bijan Tehrani We had the opportunity of talking to Ramiin Bahrani in a ZOOM interview about making of the White Tiger: https://vimeo.com/532648011 Balram Halwai (Adarsh…

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