Day: March 9, 2018

A Place For Myself

A Place for Myself (directed by Marie-Clementine Dusabejambo, 2016, 21 minutes) Five-year old Elikia faces discrimination from her classmates and their parents as she starts elementary school. Her mother encourages her to embrace her albinism as the pair perseveres against the prejudice of their neighbors.

Rated

Rated (directed by John Fortson, 2016, 19 minutes) Rated premiered in March 2016, has played at over 55 festivals, and has won over 21 awards.  The film tells the story of Maggie and Brian (played by Christie Lynn Smith, the film’s co-writer, and John Fortson, the film’s director/co-writer, who are also husband and wife when …

Sonita

Sonita (directed by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, 2015, 90 minutes) Living in Iran, Afghan teenage refugee Sonita Alizadeh embraces her love for artistic expression by producing original rap music. Her powerful lyrics embody a compelling story as she campaigns against the everyday reality of forced child marriages in various cultures around the world. Screening: Saturday – March 24th, …