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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

Social Issues

  1. Amazônia Eterna

    Belisario Franca / Documentary, EcoCinema, International / Brazil / 2012 / Environmental, Latino, Social Issues / 86 mins
    PLEASE NOTE: AMAZONIA ETERNA WILL PLAY AT 6:15pm SUNDAY inside the Grand Room Theatre in the Cave at Deerfield, NOT outdoors. At a time when the world is discussing the impact of human actions on the environment, Amazônia Eterna presents a critical analysis of how the world's largest tropical rainforest is understood and appreciated in the most beautiful and elegant terms. This film tells the stories of people who live, love and work in Amazonia, telling their own stories.

    AFTER THE FILM there will be A Live Amazonian SoundScape with internationally acclaimed musician, composer and author Bernie Krause of Glen Ellen, CA IN PERSON.

    Precedes: Live Amazonian SoundScape with internationally acclaimed musician, composer and author Bernie Krause

    Amazônia Eterna followed by a Live Amazonian SoundScape with internationally acclaimed musician, composer and author Bernie Krause

    Deerfield Ranch Winery "Al Fresco™' Outdoor
    September 29, 2013 8:00 pm


  2. Betting The Farm

    Jason Mann, Cecily Pingree / Documentary, EcoCinema / USA / 2012 / Agriculture/Viticulture, Environmental, Food, Landscape, Nature, Social Issues, Woman Filmmaker / 84 mins
    Betting the Farm is the story of a group of Maine dairy farmers who--dropped by their national milk company--are suddenly confronted with the real possibility of losing their farms. Banding together, the farmers launch their own milk company. Farmers Vaughn Chase, Richard Lary, and Aaron Bell--along with their families--struggle to make ends meet as they get the company off the ground. But faced with slow sales and mounting bills, can the farmers hang together long enough for the gamble to pay off? Or will they be left worse off than before?

    Preceded by: Amazing Insects

    Betting The Farm preceded by Amazing Insects

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 28, 2013 6:45 pm


  3. Don’t Shout Too Loud

    Courtney Campbell / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International / USA / 2013 / Healing/Health, Politics, Social Issues / 40 mins
    Set against the backdrop of the world's most viewed sporting event, Don't Shout Too Loud explores the anticipated increase in human trafficking in South Africa leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The film poses difficult and rarely asked questions about the human trafficking issue as seen through the efforts of public officials and activists as they race to ready themselves and the citizens of South Africa before the first match.

    Director Courtney Campbell and Dr. Jonathan Fung, director of “Hark” will take part in a Panel discussion on Human Trafficking following the films along with Professor Felicity Schaeffer-Grabriel of UC Santa Cruz and Professor Julietta Hua of San Francisco State University.

    Preceded by: Hark

    Precedes: Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking

    Don’t Shout Too Loud preceded by Hark and followed by Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 4:00 pm


  4. Grandmothers

    Afarin Eghbal / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / United Kingdom / 2011 / History, Latino, Social Issues, Women / 10 mins
    Grandmothers explores the traumatic ramifications of General Videla's military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976-83. During this time, an estimated 30,000 men, women and children, 'disappeared'. Using real-life testimonials from members of the 'Grandmothers of May Square', this animated-documentary raises issues of memory, repression and loss.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program 1

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 26, 2013 5:30 pm


  5. Hark

    Jonathan Fung / Cinema of Conscience, Narrative, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Asian, Children, Human RIghts, Social Issues / 15 mins
    Hark is about a man who is confronted with a moral dilemma to save his own life or risk the life of another. The characters in Hark are ordinary people making choices to survive. The story draws attention to the harsh reality of human trafficking and shines light where there is darkness.

    Hark plays with Don't Shout Too Loud by Courtney Campbell. They will join Professor Felicity Schaeffer-Grabriel of UC Santa Cruz and Professor Julietta Hua of San Francisco State University for a Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking.

    Precedes: Don’t Shout Too Loud, Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking

    Precedes:
    Don’t Shout Too Loud preceded by Hark and followed by Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 4:00 pm


  6. The Interlude

    Bolaji Tijani-Qudus / Cinema of Conscience, Narrative, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Social Issues / 11 mins
    Kenny Anderson is having a good time at the bar with his buddy. He receives a disturbing call from his son. Kenny jets to his ex wife's home to confront her new boyfriends. An altercation ensues that leads to an unexpected tragedy.

    In Person: Director Bolaji Tijani Qudus to attend.

    Plays In:
    Short Film Program 1

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 26, 2013 5:30 pm


  7. Morente

    Emilio Ruiz Barrachina / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / Spain / 2011 / Art, Cultural, Dance, Film Art, Music, Poetry, Social Issues / 110 mins
    A stunning musical film with renowned but controversial flamenco singer Enrique Morente, who created his flamenco songs based on poems by Pablo Picasso. This inspired body of songs were the last work in the life of Enrique Morente. In the course of the film we discover Morente’s soul, his philosophy and of course, his unique music.
    Morente

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 27, 2013 8:30 pm


  8. Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

    Matthew VanDyke / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Biography, MIddle East, Social Issues, Women / 15 mins
    A short documentary about the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely tells why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war.

    Preceded by: Refuge

    Precedes: Flying Paper

    Precedes:
    Flying Paper preceded by Refuge and Not Anymore

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 12:00 pm


  9. Refuge

    Michelle Steffes / Cinema of Conscience, International, Shorts / USA / 2012 / History, MIddle East, Social Issues, Woman Filmmaker / 14 mins
    Set in present-day Iraq, Refuge tells the story of Nabil, who moves to Baghdad with his two young sons after the kidnapping and murder of his wife Mariam. When Nabil sees a new arrival in the neighborhood he thinks he recognizes the stranger as the man who killed his wife. If he is correct, and the man is in fact the killer, Nabil must decide whether to honor his wife by avenging her death or by remembering the heart of her beliefs which would allow for redemption.

    Precedes: Flying Paper, Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

    Precedes:
    Flying Paper preceded by Refuge and Not Anymore

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 12:00 pm