Gun Reform and Microplastic Pollution at Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2020 online

- Short US films on Guns and a documentary on Microplastic Pollution stream June 22-24
- "Meetings with the Filmmakers" LIVE on June 23, at 5:30 PM
By: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival, Inc
NEW YORK - June 21, 2020 - PRLog -- SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2020 (SRFF 2020) continues its tradition of highlighting key contemporary social issues with the short film bloc Gun Culture USA. Four films from the US will be shown, including Richard Chrisholm's Gun Show, about gun obsession shown through sculpted weapons made of found objects, Carl Clay's Getting Shot… The Real Deal! showing the real trauma, Adria Dawn and David Tarleton's Unsafe, on the Florida school shooting, and Jeremy Sarachan's Active Voices: Gun Reform Activism in Rochester. Atsuko Quirk and Debby Lee Cohen's documentary Microplastic Madness will be available alongside as the highlight, focusing on yet another pressing issue. The films will stream online from 5:00 PM on Monday, June 22 for 48 hours. A "Meet the Filmmakers" session is scheduled for LIVE streaming on Tuesday, June 23rd at 5:30 PM. Tickets and links on the website.
- As an inspirational and optimistic take on the local and global plastic pollution crisis, fifth-graders from PS 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn - a community on the frontline of Climate Change that was severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

Festival Founder and Artistic Director Nora Armani says, "One of the main inspirations for this festival was the prevalence of gun culture in the media and this country in general. For our seventh annual edition, SRFF remains committed to keeping the dialogue around gun reform in the USA moving forward. The festival is proud to have the support of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has a history of pushing tighter legislation on guns in New York." for schedules, film synopses, and tickets.

SR Socially Relevant ™ Film Festival New York is a 501(c)3 non-profit film festival founded by actress Nora Armani. Its mission 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 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.

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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