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MAY 24TH GIIFF Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival

Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT)

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6:00pm SAME GOD
SAME GOD May 24th , 6:00pm In December 2015, the political rhetoric against Muslims was escalating. Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton College—a prestigious evangelical school outside of Chicago—wanted to show support for Muslim women. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook. “I love my Muslim neighbor,” she wrote, “because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity….we worship the Same God.” Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. Were the school’s actions a move to protect its Christian theological purity, as it insisted? Or was it, as some suggested, the result of racism and Islamophobia? “Same God,” directed by Wheaton alumna Linda Midgett, follows the journey of Dr. Hawkins while exploring the polarization taking place within the evangelical community over issues of race, Islam, religious freedom…and Donald Trump. LINDA MIDGETT DIRECTOR LINDA MIDGETT is an independent documentary filmmaker, TV producer and screenwriter with writing, producing and directing credits on many major networks, including NBC-Universal, The History Channel, A&E, Discovery, PBS, National Geographic and LMN (Lifetime Movie Network). Her work has won numerous awards, including two Emmys. Linda’s documentary credits includes Hometown Stories: The Greek-Americans of Charlotte for PBS, which won a regional Emmy for best cultural documentary; Through My Eyes, a documentary about teens struggling with suicide, depression and eating disorders. Through My Eyes was nominated for a regional Emmy, and was awarded the national Voice Award for excellence in mental health programming; The Line, a film about people living below the poverty line, commissioned by social justice organization Sojourners; and The Stranger, a film on immigration reform commissioned by
May 24, 2019 $15.00 $2.12
8:00pm WARU
WARU TRAILER https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rkbuoc21m5nxrrc/AACdhf7LbLKy5T1IaSvC7tz5a?dl=0 Synopsis WARU is a feature film made up of eight 10 minute short films each written and directed by Māori women film makers. Duration: 86 minutes Country of Origin: New Zealand Language Spoken: English and Māori Film Festival selections: New Zealand International Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival Logline: Following the death of a child, eight Māori women are confronted by guilt, pride and defeat but will ultimately risk everything for the greater good of their community. Short Synopsis: Eight female Māori directors have each contributed a ten minute vignette, presented as a continuous shot in real time, that unfolds around the tangi (funeral) of a small boy (Waru) who died at the hands of his caregiver. The vignettes are all subtly interlinked and each follow one of eight female Māori lead characters during the same moment in time as they come to terms with Waru's death and try to find a way forward in their community. In Māori, waru means 8. WARU VIGNETTES (in order of appearance) Charm: Queen of the kauta (kitchen), Charm learns to accept that she can’t change the world. Written & Directed by - Briar Grace-Smith Lead actress - Tanea Heke Anahera: A teacher struggles to keep face, hiding infidelities and guilt over Waru’s death. Written & Directed by - Casey Kaa Lead actress - Roimata Fox Mihi: A solo parent learns to listen to her children. Written & Directed by - Ainsley Gardiner Lead actress - Ngapaki Moetara Em: A young woman hits rock bottom and realises that the only way is up. Written & Directed by - Katie Wolfe Lead actress - Awhina-Rose Ashby Ranui: A kuia relinquishes Iwi pride in order that her mokopuna might find spiritual peace. Written & Directed by - Renae Maihi Lead actress - Kararaina Rangihau Kiritapu: A young wahine Māori reporter risks everything to set the story straight. Written & Directed by - Chelsea Cohen Lead actress - Maria Walker Mere: A teenage girl draws strength from her ancestors to expose her abuser. Written & Directed by - Paula Jones Lead actress - Acacia Hapi Titty & Bash: A woman risks life to break the cycle of violence. Written by - Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu Directed by - Awanui Simich-Pene Lead actresses - Miriama McDowell & Amber Curreen WARU CREDITS Directed by: Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, Renae Maihi, Chelsea Cohen, Paula Jones, Awanui Simich-Pene. Written by: Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, Renae Maihi, Chelsea Cohen, Paula
May 24, 2019 $15.00 $2.12
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6:00pm

SAME GOD

Runtime 90 mins

 

Trailer : https://vimeo.com/287471792

SYNOPSIS : In December 2015, the political rhetoric against Muslims was escalating. Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton College—a prestigious evangelical school outside of Chicago—wanted to show support for Muslim women. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook. “I love my Muslim neighbor,” she wrote, “because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity….we worship the Same God.”


Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. Were the school’s actions a move to protect its Christian theological purity, as it insisted? Or was it, as some suggested, the result of racism and Islamophobia? “Same God,” directed by Wheaton alumna Linda Midgett, follows the journey of Dr. Hawkins while exploring the polarization taking place within the evangelical community over issues of race, Islam, religious freedom…and Donald Trump.

LINDA MIDGETT

DIRECTOR

LINDA MIDGETT is an independent documentary filmmaker, TV producer and screenwriter with writing, producing and directing credits on many major networks, including NBC-Universal, The History Channel, A&E, Discovery, PBS, National Geographic and LMN (Lifetime Movie Network). Her work has won numerous awards, including two Emmys.

Linda’s documentary credits includes Hometown Stories: The Greek-Americans of Charlotte for PBS, which won a regional Emmy for best cultural documentary; Through My Eyes, a documentary about teens struggling with suicide, depression and eating disorders. Through My Eyes was nominated for a regional Emmy, and was awarded the national Voice Award for excellence in mental health programming; The Line, a film about people living below the poverty line, commissioned by social justice organization Sojourners; and The Stranger, a film on immigration reform commissioned by the Evangelical Immigration Table.

Linda lives in Baton Rouge, LA with her husband, John, and two children

 

8:00 PM

Foreign feature 

WARU

TRAILER  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rkbuoc21m5nxrrc/AACdhf7LbLKy5T1IaSvC7tz5a?dl=0

Synopsis WARU is a feature film made up of eight 10 minute short films each written and directed by Māori women filmmakers. Duration: 86 minutes 

Short Synopsis: Eight female Māori directors have each contributed a ten minute vignette, presented as a continuous shot in real time, that unfolds around the tangi (funeral) of a small boy (Waru) who died at the hands of his caregiver. The vignettes are all subtly interlinked and each follow one of eight female Māori lead characters during the same moment in time as they come to terms with Waru's death and try to find a way forward in their community. In Māori, waru means 8. WARU VIGNETTES (in order of appearance) Charm: Queen of the kauta (kitchen), Charm learns to accept that she can’t change the world. Written & Directed by - Briar Grace-Smith Lead actress - Tanea Heke Anahera: A teacher struggles to keep face, hiding infidelities and guilt over Waru’s death. Written & Directed by - Casey Kaa Lead actress - Roimata Fox Mihi: A solo parent learns to listen to her children. Written & Directed by - Ainsley Gardiner Lead actress - Ngapaki Moetara Em: A young woman hits rock bottom and realizes that the only way is up. Written & Directed by - Katie Wolfe Lead actress - Awhina-Rose Ashby Ranui: A kuia relinquishes Iwi pride in order that her mokopuna might find spiritual peace. Written & Directed by - Renae Maihi Lead actress - Kararaina Rangihau Kiritapu: A young wahine Māori reporter risks everything to set the story straight. Written & Directed by - Chelsea Cohen Lead actress - Maria Walker Mere: A teenage girl draws strength from her ancestors to expose her abuser. Written & Directed by - Paula Jones Lead actress - Acacia Hapi Titty & Bash: A woman risks life to break the cycle of violence. Written by - Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu Directed by - Awanui Simich-Pene Lead actresses - Miriama McDowell & Amber Curreen WARU CREDITS Directed by: Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, Renae Maihi, Chelsea Cohen, Paula Jones, Awanui Simich-Pene. Written by: Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, Renae Maihi, Chelsea Cohen, Paula.


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The Electric Lodge
ELECTRIC LODGE
1416 ELECTRIC AVE
VENICE, California 90291

Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT)


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Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival

GIIFF, the Garifuna Int'l Indigenous Film Festival is currently one of the nation’s most prestigious film festivals celebrating both Caribbean and indigenous cultures from around the world will be held on May 23th-26th, 2019 at the Electric Lodge Theater in Venice, California.

Since its launch the GIIFF has showcased a variety of films and documentaries created by Garifuna filmmakers as well as many other indigenous people and has hosted panel discussions, workshops , cultural presentations ,performances including awards and recognitions. It is in essence a venue that reconciles, entertains and portrays the very diverse and brilliant cultures to participants and attendees of the festival.

 

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