Susie Rivo / Cinema of Conscience / United States / 2017 / Female, Human Rights, Politics / 55 minsThrough extensive TV news coverage from the time, newspaper headlines, found footage, and interviews with participants and eyewitnesses of varied sexual orientations, racial, class and ethnic backgrounds (including both supporters and opponents of the takeover), LEFT ON PEARL documents a watershed moment in the early days of the Women’s Liberation Movement, situating it within the broader political ferment of the time – the anti-war, civil rights, Black Power and gay liberation movements. The film highlights the hilarity and excitement, as well as the challenges and fault-lines within this social movement.
Preceded by: Rule of Nature
Caitlin FitzGerald / Cinema of Conscience / United States / 2017 / Drama, Female / 15 minsThis film features a superb performance from Rachel Fowler as Laura, an overworked single mother. Laura struggles to maintain her sanity while dealing with her frequently problematic son, Jack. One night, Jack tells Laura that during the day his teacher, Mrs. Drake, locked him in a closet during recess. Laura is thrown into a spiral of confusion and guilt—not knowing what to believe or where her responsibility lies. "Mrs. Drake" is a story about blame, uncertainty, and the complexities of a flawed mother as she wrestles with her responsibilities as a parent. Directed by actress Caitlin FitzGerald.
Mohammad Mohammadian / Iranian Films / Iran/ / 2016 / Disability, Experimental, Female, Human Rights / 5 mins"Brief Synopsis : A blind girl is walking in the streets and faces multiple obstacles . --------------------------------------------- *************** Very Important ********** ***** : This a short experimental film, no camera has been used during the production and it consists of sound, credits and English subtitle. ***"
Dieter Primig / EcoCinema, Cinema of Conscience, Independent / World Cinema features / Namibia / 2017 / Documentary, Female, Human Rights, Youth / 25 minsThis documentary explores the current situation of the San people, also known as the “bushmen,” in the south African nation of Namibia. The film poses the question “Adapt or die?” Are the San, largely forced onto conservancies and accustomed to a hunting-gathering lifestyle, willing to abandon aspects of their heritage in order to mesh with the more modern demands of the state? A young San woman provides her insights on the fate of her people and the role of education in protecting their future. Rule of Nature depicts the world of a people in tune with nature, but whose nature is being put to the test.
Precedes: Left on Pearl