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Socially Relevant Film Film Fest Looks at Life Around the World


The 6th edition of SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York is running at Cinema Village (22 E. 12th Street) and nearby venues from March 15 - 21. The SRFF 2019 program will showcase over 60 films which deal with current social topics such as immigration and refugees, female empowerment, homelessness, human exploitation, gender politics, disability, aging, the environment, our planet's health, human and animal extinction, and many other timely social issues.

Making its North American premiere is A Thousand Pieces, directed by Véronique Mériadec in which 25 years after the assassination of her son Olivier in 1977, Nicole Parmentier (Clémentine Célarié) decides to meet with Eric Gaubert (Serge Riaboukine) who has just been released from prison after having served his time for these crimes. What results is an explosive encounter behind closed doors between two damaged and fragile protagonists destiny has forced together.  The documentary A Dignified Death (directed by Jesse van Venrooij) looks at the controversial issue of legal euthanasia. In the Name of Your Daughter (directed by Giselle Portenier) addresses the plight of female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Tanzania.

Along with features and documentaries there will be post-screening Q&A sessions with the filmmakers and guest experts, industry panels, workshops, and more.

To learn more, go to:

SR Socially Relevant Film Film Festival
March 15 - 21, 2019

Cinema Village
22 East 12th St.
New York, NY 10003

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