San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"Color of Moonlight" (11 minutes) A real-life story of a young woman who suddenly became totally blind months before her college graduation, how she fought back with courage and achieved success. This is a testament to the resilience of human spirit and how it can overcome any insurmountable odds. All you need is motivation. Directed by Naga Kataru.
“Dream With Me” (22 MINUTES) ”Dream with Me” uncovers the deepest cracks of how the system is leaving our children severely under-educated and unprepared while leading a nation into a silent epidemic of high dropout rates that could paralyze the future of our country. Granted unprecedented access inside Los Angeles Unified School District for an entire school year, the film provides a startling look at what is transpiring in our schools. This intimate portrayal shows the impact of social promotion, overcrowding, test scores, budget cuts, pink slips, teacher layoffs and unions have on the schools. Making clear some of the fundamental inequalities forced on the least powerful in our country, while providing the potential to inspire individuals to become the agents of change needed to save public education in America. The filmmaker, Henri Hebert, and film personalities will join us!
“Return to the Forest” (30 minutes) Narrated by William Shatner, Return to the Forest is the story of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation, the first elephant conservation organization in the world with the mission to return captive Asian elephants back to the wild in Thailand to save them from extinction. Filmmaker Patricia Sims will join us!