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Social Impact Film Track

A Spotlight on Social Justice Issues From Across the Globe

SELLING ISOBEL  

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Sat, Oct 7 | 5:00pm | Regal UA Horton
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After the screening Q&A with Frida Farrell (Star, Co-Writer, Producer), Rudolf Buitendach (Director), Glyn Turner (Co-Writer, Producer), Stelio Savante (Producer)
 
Isobel (Frida Farrell) is an ordinary mother with an ordinary job. She lives with her five year old daughter, Olivia, (Farrah Mackenzie) and boyfriend Mark, (Matthew Marsden). But one day Peter, (Gabriel Olds) a very charming photographer, approaches Isobel and tempts her with an offer few people could resist. He manages to lure her in to a commercial photo shoot. One that will change her life forever!

BECOMING WHO I WAS

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Fri, Oct 6 | 5:00pm | ArcLight UTC
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After a boy discovers that he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk, his godfather takes him on an epic journey to discover his past in a story of profound faith and unconditional love.

GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS

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Fri, Oct 6 | 7:00pm | ArcLight UTC
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Sat, Oct 7 | 1:00pm | ArcLight UTC
 
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible — Maya Angelou.
SHINE – FATHER JOES
CITIZEN
THE FARE

HELL ON EARTH:
DECLINE OF SYRIA AND RISE OF ISIS

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Thurs, Oct 5 | 8:30pm | Regal UA Horton
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Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger and his Emmy-winning filmmaking partner, Nick Quested, chronicle Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of the Islamic State, better known as ISIS.

POISONING PARADISE

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Fri, Oct 6 | 3:00pm | Regal UA Horton
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Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, whose communities are surrounded by experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn and pesticides sprayed upwind of their homes, schools, hospitals, and shorelines. Discover what’s at stake for Hawaii from local activists, scientific experts and healthcare professionals as they expose the effects of environmental injustice on a local population.

 

RESISTANCE IS LIFE

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Fri, Oct 6 | 7:30pm | Regal UA Horton
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Q&A following the screening with filmmakers Apo W. Bazidi and Goran Zaneti

From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an 8-year-old girl, EVLIN, characterizes the resistance of her homeland. Her heroes, the Kurdish female fighters, are defending the city of Kobane against the onslaught by ISIS militants. The power of the human spirit emanates through Evlin as she shows us that hope and resilience prevail even in the most tragic of circumstances.

RIVERBLUE:
CAN FASHION SAVE THE PLANET?   

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Sat, Oct 7 | 1:00pm | Regal UA Horton
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Q&A following screening with Director Roger Williams

Do you know how dirty your jeans are? Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, RiverBlue follows international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, on a journey that uncovers the dark side of the fashion industry.  Spanning the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, and speaking with fashion designers and water protectors world-wide, RIVERBLUE reveals stunning and shocking and images that truly change the way we look at how our clothes are made.

WASTED:
THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

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Fri, Oct 6 | 5:00pm | Regal UA Horton
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A informative and entertaining documentary produced by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE takes you around the world, showing you the 1.3 billion tons of food that gets thrown out each year and some of the people fighting most creatively to prevent that waste.

Social Impact Panel

OCT 6 | 12:00PM | OXFORD SOCIAL CLUB, PENDRY SAN DIEGO | TICKETS

From social justice, to local empowerment to refugees, to a global crises, hear from the filmmakers that are telling the stories of our interconnected world.

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Social Impact Track

Explore the complex issues that are impacting individuals and societies across the globe in our Social Impact Film Track. Guided by our partner Susan Sarandon and the documentary filmmaker Thomas Morgan,  these films tell powerful stories by some of the bravest filmmakers working today

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