Women Panel on Gender Equality and Human Trafficking with UN Media, Apne Aap on Day 4 of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2018

-- Dr. Ruchira Gupta of Apne Aap, UN Media partnership with SRFF for Spotlight
-- Local filmmakers to be interviewed for MNN public access television - Red Carpet
By: SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York
Dr. Ruchira Gupta and her distinguished panel
Dr. Ruchira Gupta and her distinguished panel
MANHATTAN, N.Y. - March 14, 2018 - PRLog -- The following films screen in the 'Where is Home?' block at 3:30 pm

[NEW YORK, NY] SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2018 (SRFF 2018) continues with its fourth day including interviews with local filmmakers to be recorded and aired on TV, 'Where is Home?' short films block, and a spotlight screening and panel on women and gender equality with Apne Aap and UN Multimedia. A Q&A with 'Tampon, Our Closest Enemy' director Audrey Gloaguen follows the screening of her film. The day's events begin at 10:30 am on Monday, March 19 at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Cinema Village. Tickets are available via Eventbrite (https://srff2018cinemavillage.eventbrite.com/).

The World is Round so that Nobody Can Hide in the Corners
– Part I: Refugee

Leandro Godinho | Germany | 2017 | 13 min 24 min
The journey of an African gay refugee seeking asylum in Germany.
See website (http://www.ratedsrfilms.org/documentary-short-films-2018) for more details and images.
Inside the Wardrobe
Sebastien Carfora | France | 2017 | 25 min
French with English subtitles
See website (http://www.ratedsrfilms.org/narrative-short-films-2018) for more details and images.
Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6elois
The following films screen together starting at 8:00 pm
Free Period
Alison Piper | United Kingdom | 2017 | 6 min
When schoolgirl Leanne can't afford a sanitary pad she lines her underwear with toilet paper and ends up bleeding in front of her class.
Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6eae8k
Tampon, Our Closest Enemy
Audrey Gloaguen | France | 2017 | 52 min | Q&A with filmmaker
This is an International investigation about dangers of the tampons.
Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ea9nh

The following films screen at 9:30 pm
Ellis Island: The Making of a Master Race in America
Robert Tutak | USA | 2017 | 69 min
"We in the United States have an opportunity, which is unique in history, for the practice of eugenic principles. Our country was founded and developed by picking men and women.
Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6eanj3

The women and gender equality spotlight panel and screenings are to be attended by Dr. Ruchira Gupta, founder of anti-trafficking organization Apne Aap. She will conduct a discussion with the audience, experts and advocates of women's issues. Dr. Gupta is the founder of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, and was involved in SRFF 2016 when she presented the 'Vanya Exerjian - Empowering Women and Girls Award'.

The day will begin with the recording of interviews with local filmmakers at MNN, a Manhattan public access television station. These interviews will compose the first iteration of the program 'SR Dialogues', where filmmakers who are deep in the trenches of socially relevant storytelling can reveal the processes of their work in more depth.

The rapidly-growing, social-issue based festival is now in its fifth year. SRFF is a multi-faceted event that embodies the cultural values of New York and the world. SRFF 2018 showcases 70 films across an array of platforms from emerging, international and local filmmakers. There will be several spotlight programs, industry workshops, and panels on different regions and issues.

Visit www.ratedsrfilms.org for all schedules, film synopses and filmmaker bios.


SR Socially Relevant ™ Film Festival New York is a 501(c) 3 non-profit film festival founded by actress Nora Armani. The Mission of the SR Film Festival is to shine the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant™, human interest stories, across a broad range of social issues. During its first four years, the festival showcased 207 films from 35 countries. Submissions are received from all over the world.

For more information about SRFF 2018 events and sponsors, as well as past festival editions and sponsors, visit www.ratedsrfilms.org.

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