SR Film Fest New York showcases two films from the Netherlands

The​ SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York​ showcases films from the Netherlands in its third edition and a reception hosted by the Netherlands Consulate General in New York
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NEW YORK - March 13, 2016 - PRLog -- SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York​ showcases films from the Netherlands in its third edition

Sunday March 19 Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
(260 West 23rd Street)

Screening of Dance Iranian Style

Attempting to capture the experiences of a refugee with an illegal status, this documentary film crew follows Roya, at a distance, on the streets of Amsterdam. After her refugee claim is denied by the Dutch Immigration Service Roya is forced to enter an illegal life. A film-within-a-film shot entirely through an improvisational work style, this work blends fictional elements with reality.

Talent attending the red carpet:

Farshad Aria was born and raised in Iran. He started making films at The  Iranian Youth Cinema Society and participated in several film projects in Iran. Farshad was a member of the director's team for the internationally awarded film The Cyclist (1987) by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. His first short fiction film, 'Never This…!', about the control system and decency forces in Iran, has been shown and praised by the audience and critics at the national film festival for The Young Cineastes in Tehran 1988.Farshad moved to the Netherlands in 1993 and after graduating from The Dutch Film Academy in 1998, he made several short and mid-length fiction and documentary films. Dance Iranian Style is his feature film debut.

6.15pm at the
Filmmakers' Lounge
The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in NY Reception
(by invitation only)

Screening of All Meshed Up

Consumers' advocate Erin Brockovich called it one of biggest surprises she has ever seen in her life. Undercover investigative journalists Linda Stoltenberg and Jet Schouten expose how the EU regulations of medical devices are so lax that mesh packaging for fruit could be approved as a medical implant. It took Dutch television program 'Radar' nine months to uncover the truth behind the approval system. Radar worked together with Erin Brockovich for this project to fight against this malpractice of placing unsafe medical devices in people worldwide.

Talent attending the red carpet:

Linda Stoltenberg
is a Dutch filmmaker and investigative journalist. Her films and interests cover a huge range: from finances to health, animal rights, environment. With All Meshed Up she and Jet Schouten won the Dutch and Belgium award 2015 for Investigative Journalist of the Year and in the same year they were runner up for the International film festival in Marbella, Spain. She is an expert in human-interest stories combined with journalism. Currently she is working on films about the financial crisis worldwide. Last year she won the Saint Tropez prize for her film Debt & Doubt together with Antoinette Hertsenberg.

Jet Schouten is a Dutch investigative journalist and researcher, who never takes 'no' for an answer. The project All Meshed Up started with a single question: can I sell a fruit packaging as a medical implant? Jet investigates different kinds of subjects always related to social injustice, and looks for the consequences and the solutions in Europe and beyond. She worked for several broadcasting companies and radio stations always looking for the story that needs to be told.

Antoinette Hertsenberg is chief editor and host of the biggest news consumers program in the Netherlands called Radar, since 1995. She draws 25% of the Dutch viewers to prime time television. Many scandals in the financial and medical world were reported and brought to light under her supervision. In 2009 she was awarded 'Journalist of the Year' and in 2010 'Most powerful Women in Media.'

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