Friday, March 20 


22 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

(between University and Fifth Avenues)

Tickets for these specific films may be purchased through

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2:30 pm

Short Film Block 5

Refugees are Human First

4:00 pm

Short Film Block 6

Ancestral Lands

Syrian-American siblings reflect on the impact of the refugee crisis during a visit to Lebanon, uncovering the personal price the catastrophe has on their family from a distance.

From a Distance| Akram Shibly |USA, Lebanon | 22' | 2019

Two Syrian refugee siblings receive official legal documents to permanently join their father in the US. However, when the plane lands in JFK, they are taken into custody for interrogation by Custom and Border Police.

Detained| Khushnuda Shukurova |USAPalestine | 09:18' | 2019

A national movement started by a group mostly made up of Grandmothers journeys to Mcallen Texas in protest of Trump's policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

From Beacon to the Border| Andrea Garbarini| USA| 29' | 2019

5:30 pm

Climate Change is currently manifesting itself in the beautiful country of Perú. Within their borders are 70% of the world´s tropical glaciers and over the last 40 years, they have lost almost half their surface areas.

Chasing Glaciers| Mark Gregory |Peru| 19:50'| 2019

Deep in the remote Peruvian Amazon a road is quietly destroying a protected rainforest,  cutting through a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many indigenous communities are struggling to live in this 'paradise.

Voices on the Road| Bethan John, Eilidh Munro |USA, Peru| 23:34' | 2019

South Africa, 1990. When the crumbling Apartheid regime affords Marie Abrahams an opportunity to sell the family farm, her daughter Inge fights to keep their ancestral land.

Our Albertinia| Chantel Clark| South Africa | 19:41' | 2019

TELL MY STORY | New York Premiere

David Freid | USA | 2020 | 90'

Q&A Following the screening

Cinema Village

7:15 pm
Narrative Feature

BUTTER | North American Premiere 
Paul A. Kaufman | USA | 2019 | 110'

A lonely obese teenager everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He is going to eat himself to death live on the Internet and everyone is invited to watch. When he first makes the announcement online to his classmates Butter expects pity, insults, and possibly sheer indifference. What he gets are cheerleaders rallying around his deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. But can Butter live with the fallout if he doesn't go through with his plans?

Q&A Following the screening - JED Foundation

Cinema Village

9:30 pm

POT LUCK: The Altered State of Colorado | World Premiere

Jane Wells | USA | 2019 | 77'

Q&A Following the screening

Cinema Village

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After Party* at

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