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Filmfest DC: RETURN TO HOMS

Partner Event

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 6:30pm

Location: E Street Cinema, 555 11th St NW #2, Washington, DC 20004

Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, "Return to Homs" accompanies two outstanding young men, Basset and Ossama, from a time in which they dream of achieving freedom through non violent means, to a time when they are faced with different choices.

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Games for Change Festival

Games for Change

Partner Event

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:00am - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm

Location: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

The Games for Change Festival (April 22-24 & 26), the premiere international gathering bringing together games and social impact, will host world-renowned speakers who will reveal how digital games are changing — and how they're changing the world.

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Filmfest DC: THE GOLDEN DREAM (LA JUALA DE ORO)

Partner Event

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:30pm

Location: Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala travel toward the US in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn’t speak Spanish. Travelling together in cargo trains, walking on the railroad tracks, they soon have to face a harsh reality.

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Filmfest DC: AL HELM: MARTIN LUTHER KING IN PALESTINE

Partner Event

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:45pm

Location: Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

In "Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine," an African American gospel choir is the Greek chorus for a Palestinian production of a U.S. play on Martin Luther King that tours the West Bank.  In the context of nonviolence, a personal and cultural exchange unfolds in which, over the course of the journey, American and Palestinian preconceived ideas about each other are radically transformed. Al Helm is Arabic for “The Dream.”

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Filmfest DC: AL HELM: MARTIN LUTHER KING IN PALESTINE

Partner Event

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:45pm

Location: Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St NW #2, Washington, DC 20004

In "Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine," an African American gospel choir is the Greek chorus for a Palestinian production of a U.S. play on Martin Luther King that tours the West Bank.  In the context of nonviolence, a personal and cultural exchange unfolds in which, over the course of the journey, American and Palestinian preconceived ideas about each other are radically transformed. Al Helm is Arabic for “The Dream.”

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Filmfest DC: RETURN TO HOMS

Partner Event

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:45pm

Location: E Street Cinema, 555 11th St NW #2, Washington, DC 20004

Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, "Return to Homs" accompanies two outstanding young men, Basset and Ossama, from a time in which they dream of achieving freedom through non violent means, to a time when they are faced with different choices.

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Filmfest DC: BEYOND THE WALLS

Partner Event

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:45pm

Location: Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

In "Beyond The Walls", public murals depict stories of social justice and community on walls in the West Bank, Northern Ireland, Liberia, El Salvador, Argentina, Australia, and the United States. It’s a moving study of the restorative power of art in public for people whose stories are underrepresented and those in post-conflict situations.

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Filmfest DC: THE GOLDEN DREAM (LA JUALA DE ORO)

Partner Event

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:15pm

Location: Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St NW #2, Washington, DC 20004

Three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala travel toward the US in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn’t speak Spanish. Travelling together in cargo trains, walking on the railroad tracks, they soon have to face a harsh reality.

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Filmfest DC: LAKSHMI

Partner Event

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:45pm

Location: Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

This fictional film is based on the true and very moving story of Lakshmi, a 14-year-old girl snatched from her family and sold into a brothel in the city. Through her own will to never give in, she survives the brutal realities of human trafficking and child prostitution and is eventually rescued in a government sting operation.  Resisting all pressure - violent threats, coercion and bribes - Lakshmi stands up in court and, in a historic landmark case, succeeds in putting the traffickers behind bars. 

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Filmfest DC: BEYOND THE WALLS

Partner Event

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 6:30pm

Location: Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St NW #2, Washington, DC 20004

In "Beyond The Walls", public murals depict stories of social justice and community on walls in the West Bank, Northern Ireland, Liberia, El Salvador, Argentina, Australia, and the United States. It’s a moving study of the restorative power of art in public for people whose stories are underrepresented and those in post-conflict situations.

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