"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

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.

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.

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

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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