Spotlight on Climate Change in SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2021 online

**Five documentary shorts and one documentary feature focus on Climate Change and Sustainability streaming the week of March 15-21
**"Meet the Filmmakers" LIVE online session Sunday, March 14, 2:30 pm EST
By: SR Socially Relevant Film Festival, Inc
Climate Change and Sustainability
Climate Change and Sustainability
NEW YORK - March 11, 2021 - PRLog -- SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2020  #SRFF 2021 opens with 63 films from 33 countries focusing on twelve social themes. One urgent social issue Climate Change and Sustainability screens five documentary shorts and one feature documentary programmed in two film blocs; Kelvin Z Phillips' Willingboro: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, and the feature documentary is Stalking Chernobyl, directed by Iara Lee screen together. Morgan Paar and Vân Nguyen's Growing For Good, Josh Karan's Organic & Sustainable Architecture: The Rodale Way, Brett Wallace's Truckers, and Maggie Burnette Stogner's Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air.  The program will go live Monday, March 15 starting at 12:00 AM EST, and remain available until March 21. A "Meet the Filmmakers" LIVE on Sunday, March 14, at 2:30 PM EST. Tickets available via the festival website.

  • 'Willingboro: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow' | Kelvin Z Phillips | USA | 2020 | 16:22 min - A short documentary that exemplifies how America ignores its dying suburbs.
  • 'Stalking Chernobyl' | Iara Lee | Brazil, USA, Russia | 2020 | 58 min - A film that examines the underground culture of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, where three decades after the world's most infamous nuclear disaster, illegal hiking adventurers explore the mysterious, ghostly, post-apocalyptic landscape.
  • 'Growing For Good' | Morgan Paar, Vân Nguyen | USA | 2020 | 14:42 min - This documentary spotlights the efforts of urban farmers Arthur and Nancy Culbert.
  • 'Organic & Sustainable Architecture: The Rodale Way' | Josh Karan | USA | 2019 | 18 min -The fate of our species is highly dependent on what we do to the earth that feeds us.
  • 'Truckers' | Brett Wallace | USA | 2020 | 13:23 min - Truck drivers were once known as the mavericks of the open road. In the Amazon economy, truckers are facing changing working conditions.
  • 'Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air' | Maggie Burnette Stogner | USA | 2020 | 29 min - The Clean Air Act, with current-day stories of environmental injustice and community action.
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Founding Artistic Director Nora Armani says, "Climate change is one of the most important social issues that threaten our existence as humans on this planet. We are grateful to the filmmakers who are illuminating these issues for the public. If enough voices speak out eventually real change can be made".

The eighth edition of SRFF covers a broad range of socially relevant™ stories about Climate Change and Sustainability, Migration Immigration, Empowering Women, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, LGBTQ Rights, Genocide and Survival, Forms of Protest, Youth and Children, Home and Belonging, Disability in a Positive light, Human and Sex Trafficking, Race Prejudice and Discrimination, Life during COVID.


SR Socially Relevant ™ Film Festival New York is a 501(c)3 non-profit film festival founded by actress Nora Armani in 2013. 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. The festival was created as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling in media and entertainment. During its first seven years, the festival showcased over 400 films from 35 countries. Submissions for SRFF 2021 open in May 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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