Preview spotlight on impact of climate change and violence on women at SRFF 2020

* Climate, Violence, and the Environment: Women Paying the Price with distinguished panelists
* Collection of short films on the impact of climate change on women around the world
* Panel with Cynthia Lopez (NYWIFT), Houry Geudelekian (NGO CSW), Dayna Ash (NGO CSW), Viktorija Mickute (Al Jazeera) and Cathleen de Kerchove (Les Enfants de Panzi)
By: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival, Inc
SRFF 2020 Online
SRFF 2020 Online
NEW YORK - June 13, 2020 - PRLog -- [NEW YORK, NY] SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2020 (SRFF 2020) kicks off the online festival with a selection of films on the impact of climate change and violence on women and a Panel on Friday, June 19, 2:30 PM, with distinguished panelists, moderated by SRFF Founding Artistic Director Nora Armani.

The preview event is designed to shine a spotlight on the women who are disproportionately victimized by various forms of global violence, including evolving challenges such as climate change. The panel features several high-profile women in the struggle against injustice for women around the world.
  • Cynthia Lopez - Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television.
  • Houry Geudelekian - Chair - NGO CSW New York.
  • Dayna Ash - NGO CSW 2020 Women of Distinction awardee - activist, poet.
  • Cathleen de Kerchove - Founder The Children of Panzi
  • Viktorija Mickute - Senior producer at AJ Contrast, Al Jazeera
  • 'Like No Other' | Aziz Ahmed | USA, Pakistan | 2019 | 11 min- Global warming.
  • 'Mother, Daughter, Sister' | Jeanne Marie Hallacy | USA, Bangladesh, Myanmar | 2018 | 25 min - Kachin and Rohingya on sexual violence in conflict.
  • 'Fly High طيري' | Fatma Racha Shehadeh | Lebanon | 2019 | 6:29 min - Marital Rape exists.
  • 'Leaving to Live' | David Rodrigues | France | 2019 | 7:48 min- On December 24, Alexandra, 35, makes an important decision.
  • 'Chasing Glaciers' ( | Mark Gregory | Peru | 2019 | 19:50 min-  Perú with 70% of the world's tropical glaciers are being lost.
  • 'Voices on the Road' ( | Bethan John, Eilidh Munro | Peru | 2019 | 23 min - Peruvian Amazon, a road is quietly destroying a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For more information visit our spotlight event webpage (

Festival Founding Artistic Director, Nora Armani, says, "In the face of the current health crisis, it is good to be able to share these films online. Promoting the empowerment of women around the world has always been a highlight of the festival's mission."

Four narrative films, ten documentary features, and 25 shorts complete. Industry sessions and networking opportunities make SRFF 2020 "online" edition another unforgettable year. Visit for more info.

SR Socially Relevant ™ Film Festival New York is a 501(c)3 non-profit film festival founded by actress Nora Armani. SR Film Festival's mission is to shine the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant™, human interest stories, across a broad range of social issues. The festival was created as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling in media and entertainment. During its first six years, the festival showcased over 350 films from 35 countries. Submissions for SRFF 2021 are now open and are received from all over the world.

For images and screeners contact the festival at

Spokespersons and guests of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY include Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Erin Brockovich, Martin Sheen, Pulitzer Prize, and Tony award-winning writer Robert Schenkkan, prolific and best-selling French novelist Marc Levy, Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Guy Davidi, American TV commentator and author Gretchen Carlson, and Liaison Officer of Tibet and the Dalai Lama, Kunga Tashi.

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