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TheWIFTS FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL VISIONARY AWARDS
DEC 1st 2012
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TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards Closing Night
The Andaz West Hollywood

Sunday Nov 29th
TheWIFTS Foundation Documentary Day


Morning Screenings
Morning On The Bosphorus
  
SideWalk Sisters 
Yasmin Arisizi unveils a system that turned a blind eye to the plight of three women: two schizophrenic siblings and their sister who dared to survive a life filled with regret, humiliation, conflict and heartache.
   
The Shore
Ruya Arzu Koksal – “It will be the longest coastal highway in the world,” said

Turkey’s Prime Minister, but its construction wrecked the lives of an entire community on the Bosphorus.

Afternoon Screenings
Women Worlds Apart, from Eucador to Iran
Challenge their governments to do what is in the best interest of the community.
   
We Are Half of Iran’s Population
The Women Rights Activists of Iran, consisting of a vast spectrum with different points of view from religious to secular and ordinary women, pose their questions to the candidates in Iran’s 2009 presidential elections.
  
When Clouds Clear
Danielle Bernstein & Anna Slick turn their lens on one remote community’s radical resistance to a proposed copper mine that would level and destroy their way of life forever.

Exclusive Los Angeles Premiere & Fundraiser
Tapestries Of Hope
Q&A with Michealene Cristini Risley and Guest Betty Makoni, recipients of TheWIFTS Humanitarian Award
Michealene Cristini Risley who went to Zimbabwe to document the human rights work of activist Betty Makoni and the Girl Child Network, exposes an issue that continues to be ignored: the rape and sexual abuse of thousands of young girls as a purported ‘cure’ for HIV/Aids.
   
Orgasm Inc
Viewed through the lens of Liz Canner, Orgasm Inc. is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes access that reveals a drug company’s fevered race to develop the first FDA-approved Viagra for women.

Monday November 30th 2009
  
Opening Night Lifetime Tribute To Nancy Kwan
Opening Night Film: To Whom It May Concern (Ka Chen’s Journey)
From Director Brian Jamieson A Compelling and Poignant story of a Woman’s Journey
  
An evening with Iranian Filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-Etemad.

Tuesday December 1st 2009
The Amorality Trilogy

Director Mary McGurkian’s Body Of Work
Showcased for the first time as she intended
Three stand-alone films form the trilogy – An experimental series of feature films related by theme and process - Each set in its own amoral world and produced by the same evolving ensemble of cast and crew who collaborated on a unique improvisation process designed to prioritize performance in character-driven story-telling – Rendered practical with the latest in digital production technology

Wednesday December 2nd 2009
Italian Inspirations
Films from Italy that examine the question of love
From documentary filmmaker Barbara Custi: Israeli and Palestinian mothers come together to question the ongoing conflict between their nations.
From filmmaker Marie Sole Tognazzi: The Italian man’s restless quest with the nature of love.
From emerging filmmaker Francesca Callie: Reflections on the loss of love.

Thursday December 3 2009
Fundraiser & Reception - The Stoning of Soraya M
Q&A with Shohreh Aghdashloo, Director Cyrus Nowrasteh, Writer Betsy Nowrasteh
& Irshad Manji, Director of the Moral Courage Project

Friday December 4th
An Afternoon of International Shorts

Fifteen Shorts from emerging filmmakers compete for TheWIFTSS Best Short 2009
& Audience Favorite at TheWIFTSS 2009

Closing Night Film
Native Dancer

Closing Night Awards Ceremony Friday Dec 4th Andaz Hotel
Saturday December 5 2009
Screening of TheWIFTS Foundation award-winning films of 2009. To be posted Friday noon.
TheWIFTS Best Feature Film
TheWIFTS Best Documentary
TheWIFTSS Best Short


 
 
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