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"Meet the Filmmakers" - LIVE online session

Wednesday, June 24, 5:30 pm EST 


Moderated by Brigitte Gauthier

SRFF Jury Member, Professor at Evry-Paris Saclay University in France in Theater, Film & Television & documentary filmmaker.

The films in this program stream online for 48 hours from June 23, 5:00 PM to June 25, 5:00 PM

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Short Film Block 3

Medicine and Healthcare

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Nurse Helen Fairchild| Eliciana Nascimento | USA, Belgium, France | 11' | 2019

Bravery, compassion and the will to save lives motivated the young Nurse Helen Fairchild to leave home in Pennsylvania and embark on a journey to Europe, as a surgical nurse in WW I.

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Very Rare | Megan Hattie Stahl | USA | 10:17' | 2019

Very Rare is a documentary short about what happens when the side effects of medications meant to cure us instead take over our lives.

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Gifts of Life: Profiles in Courage From the Transplant Community | USA |Michael David Drucker | 12:59' | 2019

Three young organ transplant recipients who each received the gift of life recount their courageous struggles and the incredible gratitude they have for their donors.

Documentary Feature

Birth Wars

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Birth Wars | New York Premiere

Janet Jarman | Mexico | 2019 | 73'

Told through deeply personal stories in the trenches of the healthcare sector, “Birth Wars” chronicles a power struggle between doctors and midwives in Mexico about whose vision of childbirth should prevail. Taking viewers on a journey into the two worlds driven by prejudices and antagonism, the journeys of Rafaela, a newly graduated professional midwife in Guerrero, and Guadalupe, a traditional midwife in Chiapas, are juxtaposed to explore how building bridges between these worlds could help save lives. TRAILER

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