United Nations Film Festival
You are cordially invited to attend UNA-USA Pasadena's second annual United Nations Film Festival! The United Nations Association of the USA Pasadena/Foothills Chapter is honored to invite you to the United Nations Film Festival at Laemmle's Playhouse 7 Theaters in celebration of United Nations Day on Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday October 25th, 2012.
The Pasadena UN Day Film Festival will feature a number of both feature length and short films that highlight the issues that faces peoples around the world, and the work that is being done to address those issues. Panels will follow the film screenings where filmmakers in attendance can answer questions about their work.
Students and UNA Members will recieve discounted tickets to the event! Become a member at http://www.unausa.org/membership, and be sure to select the Pasadena Chapter during your registration!
For those who would like to experience all the UN Film Festival has to offer, a VIP Reception will be held at El Portal immediately prior to the Festival on Wednesday at 5:00 pm, with the filmmakers, community representatives, festival sponsors, and local non-profit members in attendance!
VIP Reception at El Portal - Wednesday at 5:00pm
Films begin at 6:30 pm Wednesday
Films begin at 5:30 pm Thursday
The film schedule is as follows:
Reception at El Portal - 5:00-6:00
Film Set - 6:30-7:15
- Cisco Film Deaf in Kenya (3 mins)
- Survivor's Truths (3 mins)
- HIV in Swaziland (17 mins)
- Film Set 1 Panel (15 mins)
Film Set 2 - 7:15-9:45
- Film Set 2 Panel (15 mins)
- Nothing Like Chocolate (67 mins)
- Grow! (60 mins)
Film Set 1 - 5:30-7:20
- Air Over There (13 mins)
- Kerala Brides (22 mins)
- Family Journey (14 mins)
- Carla (21 mins)
- Titans of the Coral Sea (17 mins)
- Filmmakers Panel (15 minutes)
Film Set 2 - 7:30-9:15
- Sing Your Song (105 mins)
Prices for the Festival are as follows:
Wednesday only General Ticket: $12 per ticket
Thursday only General Ticket: $12 per ticket
Two-night General Ticket: $20 per ticket
Wednesday only Student/UNA Member: $5 per ticket*
Thursday only Student/UNA Member: $5 per ticket*
Two-night Student/UNA Member: $8 per ticket*
VIP Reception (Includes Two-night Ticket): $50 per ticket
*Must bring student ID or proof of current membership when picking up tickets.
Thank you, and see you there!
United Nations Pasadena Chapter
Cisco Film Deaf in Kenya: Documentary short on Cisco System’s mentorship Networking Academy for young deaf students in Kenya helping bring them out of isolation and giving them hope for a better life.
Survivors’ Truth: A documentary short based on 2007 interviews of Liberians about their wartime experiences -- focusing on the knowledge, capacity, courage and connections that allowed them to survive. These interviews memorialize the strength of individuals while promoting healing and community stability.
HIV In Swaziland: Documentary short about Sister Cities International’s program from Mbabane to Ft. Worth that addresses the epidemic of HIV in Africa.
Nothing Like Chocolate: An award-winning documentary that tells the story of finding hope in the chocolate industry in the rain forests of Grenada-in an industry entrenched in enslaved child labor, irresponsible corporate greed, and tasteless, synthetic products, Nothing like Chocolate reveals the compelling story of the relentless Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company (GCC).
Grow! –A documentary showing a new generation of farmers choosing an agrarian life over the urban ecology so many young, educated 20- and 30-somethings choose. The farmers have degrees in subjects like chemistry, accounting, and English literature, but have found solace from the chaos of the city in the Georgia farms they tend.
Family Journey: Documentary short about the journey of raising gender fluid and transgender children. Family members of nonconforming children relate their transformations from denial to acceptance and finally to celebration around supporting and nurturing their courageous children.
The Air Over There: A documentary short that takes the audience on a journey from Americal to India and back with 2 Sikh sisters, living on opposite sides of the globe. It’s a story about their connectedness in a world of separateness.
Titans Of The Coral Sea (pronounced Tee-tarns): A short documentary about the Titan people of Papua New Guinea, a subsistence fishing community who are running out of fish. How will this seafaring society adapt and survive as the modern world enroaches on their lifestyle? Witness the community-based action they are taking to protect their children’s future.
Carla: a short film addressing the underreported issue of sexual assault within the military. Sargeant Carla Williamson returns home from fighting in Afghanistan to her family. Her secret of sexual assault by fellow soldiers coupled with the stresses of readjusting to her family life almost send her over the edge.
Kerala Brides: Documentary by Public Radio International (PRI) filmmaker Sonia Narang aobut 3 women who leave their home in Southern India to marry men 2,000 miles away in the northern state of Hariyana where decades of female fetacide-the selective abortion of girl children-has led to shortage of brides.
Sing Your Song: A feature length film that charts the life of Harry Belafonte from a boy born in New York and raised in Jamaica, who returns to Harlem in his early teens where he discovers the American Negro Theater and the magic of performing.It follows his rise from the jazz and folk clubs of Greenwich Village and Harlem to his emergence as a star and major influencer in social issues from Jim Crow Civil Rights to gang violence in South Central.
Leammles Playhouse 7 Theaters
673 E Colorado Blvd
United Nations Association, Pasadena Chapter & 50/50 Leadership
The United Nations Association Pasadena/Foothills Chapter is a non-profit organization that works to provide local, grassroots support to the ideals and work of the United Nations, and to achieve the goal of global peace, justice, and freedom.
50/50 Leadership is a non-profit organization promiting women's equal leadership both locally and globally.