If we dream alone, it's only a dream. If we dream together, it becomes reality.

African proverb
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OUR UPCOMING EVENT AUGUST 29-SEPT2

A film series celebrating Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)
films and filmmakers, marking the BLM movement
and advocating social justice for all oppressed people.

HARLEM Block Party - DJ SPIVEY

124th street and Manhattan Avenue - enter at 124th street and Hancock Place (down the block)

Sunday, August 29th, 2021 6-8 pm

Film screening - Rizzle Winners  & BIPOC Shorts

8:00 - 10:00 PM

BIPOC Films screening in-person 

Legacy by Brandon Haynes & Parker Foster

Black is Black by Thomas J. Cooksey

Rejoice Resist by Elisha Smith-Leverock

George Floyd: Say their Names by Chris Oledude & Alyssa Dann

Black Lives Matter by Ching Juhl

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FILMS BY AWARD-WINNING BIPOC FILMMAKERS
STREAM ONLINE AUGUST 31, Sept 1 & 2

$5 per film/per view for the online experience
$25 All-access Pass to view the entire online program

 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

Networking, Panel & DJ SPIVEY

Monday, August 30, 2021 6-8 pm

Film screening
8:00 - 10:00 PM

The Neutral Ground

directed by CJ Hunt, 90 min., 2021, USA 

 

Black Public Media will co-present PBS’s award-winning film The Neutral Ground. This official Tribeca Film Festival selection is directed by comedian CJ Hunt and executive produced by comedian Roy Wood, Jr. and explores memory, monuments, and America’s confederate past. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four Confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America. FREE

Postponed due to inclement weather

Thematic Panel Hosted by LAU

 

Thursday, August 19, 12 pm EDT
 

Moderated by Michael Claes

PANELISTS:

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Meet the Filmmakers
Carmen Labaki, Paul Cochrane,  Soraya Umewaka, Karim Kassem, Zayn Alexander, Ghada Youssef, Sabina Botros


Wed., August 18, 12 pm EDT
Moderated by Nora Armani

Meet Nadine Labaki
Lebanese director and film star

Friday, August 20, 12 pm EDT


Moderated by Michael Claes
and Nora Armani

WHAT IS SR?

SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York is a film festival that focuses on socially relevant film content, andhuman interest stories that raise awareness to social problems and offer positive solutions through the powerfulmedium of cinema. SR believes that through raised awareness, expanded knowledge about diverse cultures, andthe human condition as a whole, it is possible to create a better world free of violence, hate, and crime.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York's mission is to shine the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant, human interest stories across a broad range of social issues without resorting to gratuitous violence or violent forms of film making.

WHAT DOES SR LOOK LIKE?

"As the founder of the SR film festivals, Nora Armani is blessed with

an uncommon ability to curate some of the most important films being made today."

Louis Proyect

THE WINNING FILMS OF 2021

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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York (SRFF 2021) is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community.

SRFF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit film festival that showcases socially relevant films with human interest stories as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms
of storytelling. SR™ believes in promoting positive social change through the powerful medium of cinema.

 

(*) Donations to SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Donors get VIP seating at events.