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2017 Wine Country Film Festival

Cinema of Conscience Shorts

Cinema of Conscience

Cinema of Conscience Shorts Program

Kenwood Depot
September 22, 2017 6:45 pm


In This Program

  1. An Undeniable Voice

    Price Arana / Cinema of Conscience, Independent / World Cinema features / United States / 2016 / Documentary, Hiistory, Human Rights, Senior/Aging, Social Justice / 16 mins
    Sam Harris, believed to be one of the youngest to survive the camps during the Holocaust, shares his amazing story of survival with philanthropist and activist Sharon Stone.

  2. Beggars

    Ram Prasad Mandal / Cinema of Conscience / India / 2016 / 8 mins
    In this short from India, a young boy changes the way he and his fellow young beggars approach the act of asking for contributions. The film reveals Indian society as one that must see a person's value before it sees their humanity. Increasingly so, government assistance and other related services viewed as "handouts" are under intense criticism. For this reason, the film's message, although fitted to Indian caste culture, extends to the western world as well.

  3. Cabuwazi Beyond Borders

    Gertrud Schulte Westenberg / Cinema of Conscience / Germany / 2016 / Documentary / 30 mins
    In the summer of 2015 thousands of refugees arrive in Berlin. Amongst them are many children. Behind them lie long and, in some cases, difficult journeys. Friends and family are gone, everything is different, everything foreign. For Berlin based child and youth circus, Cabuwazi , it is immediately clear that something must be done. An independent team named "Cabuwazi Beyond Borders" is established and travels directly to the refugee centers. The children and young people longingly await their circus classes. One young man from Tempelhof is so enthusiastic that he himself wants to become a trainer. The climax of the 3 month long course is the final circus show in a real life circus tent.

  4. The Beat Goes On

    Randy Kovitz / Arts In Film, Cinema of Conscience / United States / 2016 / 20 mins
    An inconsolable widower finds the rhythm in his blues. Grieving widower Earl attempts to overcome the loss of his wife, Katie by delving into his work as a doctor. It takes the persistence of a kind neighbor and the reignition of a musical passion to bring Earl back to life. Randy Kovitz wrote, produced, directed, and starred in this moving picture.

  5. North & Nowhere

    Scott Ballard / Cinema of Conscience / United States / 2017 / Comedy / 11 mins
    A girl, a gun and a last chance. Devan moves back home to care for her father, who has suffered a stroke. When her father's condition worsens, Devan's sister checks their father into an assisted care facility, against Devan's wishes. It is up to Devan and friend Kyle to get her dad out of there, by any means necessary.

  6. Wishmakers

    Cheryl Halpern / Cinema of Conscience / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 35 mins
    Welcome to Israel's Tulip Winery. In this film, you will see how this kibbutz (communal settlement/farm in Israel) turned into a community stronghold. The picture will introduce you to the wonderful people who started Tulip Winery as well as their extraordinary employees and a variety of individuals that the winery benefits, including the children served by the Make a Wish Foundation. Director Cheryl Halpern will show you how this world class establishment has helped to better the community by finding humanity and purpose inside oft underestimated individuals in this heartwarming short documentary.

Dates & Times

Cinema of Conscience Shorts Program

Kenwood Depot
September 22, 2017 6:45 pm