PREVIEW SPOTLIGHT 

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Film Screening and Panel

Originally planned for the NGO CSW Forum—UN

June 19, 2:30 pm Recording of the LIVE Zoom webinar

Climate, Violence, and the Environment:

Women Paying the Price

Cynthia Lopez

Houry Geudelekian

Dayna Ash 

Cathleen De Kerchove 

Viktorija Mickute

Panelists:

Cynthia Lopez: Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television.

Houry GeudelekianChair—NGO CSW New York.

Dayna Ash: NGO CSW 2020 Women of Distinction awardee — cultural and social activist, playwright, performance poet.

Cathleen de Kerchove: Founder Les Enfants de Panzi, The Children of Panzi

Viktorija Mickute: Senior producer at AJ Contrast, Al Jazeera's immersive storytelling studio.

Moderated by Nora Armani - Founding Artistic Director SRFF

These films stream online for 48 hours from June 18, 5:00 PM to June 20, 5:00 PM

Short Films on Climate change and Women

Like No Other| Aziz Ahmed |USA, Pakistan| 11' |2019

Caused by a combination of global warming and climate change, the 2010 Pakistan floods were the worst natural disaster in Pakistan's history. The film addresses the increasing impact of climate change on displacement.

Mother, Daughter, Sister | Jeanne Marie Hallacy | USA, Bangladesh, Myanmar| 28' | 2018

 Amae, Thamee, Ama (Mother, Daughter, Sister) gives voice to Kachin and Rohingya women calling for an end to sexual violence in conflict.

Fly High طيري| Fatma Racha Shehadeh|Lebanon|

06:29' | 2019

Marital Rape exists- Yes consensual sex does exists between a husband and a wife.  Marriage won't normalize or humanize rape.. Be a woman who looks up to the sky.

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Leaving to Live | David Rodrigues | France | 07:48' | 2019

On December 24 in the middle of the afternoon, Alexandra, 35, makes an important decision that will change her life: Leaving her marital home with her 7-year-old daughter Léa. 

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

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.

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Voices on the Road | Bethan John, Eilidh Munro | Peru | 23' | 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.

In partnership with:  NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and TV) & Apne Aap Women Worldwid

Academic institutions: Film&Media Department @Hunter CollegeLebanese American University. Media partner: GO Magazine.