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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

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Cynthia Lopez

Houry Geudelekian

Dayna Ash 

Cathleen De Kerchove 

Viktorija Mickute


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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