Film Festival

Presented by the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) and The Two Dollar Challenge

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Screening Schedule

Across the Tracks

April 4, 12 am to 11:59 pm

ACROSS THE TRACKS: STEPS TOWARDS CLEAN INDIA

Director: Catherine Feltham

Producers: WaterAid

2014 | 18 min

India

Language: Hindi

Subtitles: English

Filmmaker Q&A

One year on from the launch of the Clean India campaign, with its ambitious target of a toilet for every household by 2019, WaterAid explores how something as simple as a toilet can help transform lives. Radha Verma, determined to protect her daughter after she narrowly escapes a physical attack, builds one of the first toilets in Rakhi Mandi slum, home to 3,500 people. Radha’s story shows that change is possible, even in a challenging urban environment, and that ultimately everyone, everywhere needs a safe place to go to the toilet.

Ebola

April 5, 12 am to 11:59 pm

#ISURVIVEDEBOLA: FODAY, LIBERIA

Director: Morgana Wingard

Producers: Sean Southey & Meesha Brown

2015 | 5 min

Liberia

Languages: Simple Liberian, English

Subtitles: English

Foday Gallah is training to become an anesthetist. While in school, he supervised six ambulances in Montserrado County, Liberia. Though difficult, the work bore few health risks. In June 2014, when the Ebola outbreak reached Montserrado, this changed. With too few ambulances, Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) beds and specialized healthcare workers in Liberia to tackle the growing epidemic, Foday decided to stay in his position. This decision nearly cost him his life when he put everything on the line for a four-year-old stranger. Foday’s heroic actions placed him in the December 2014 TIME Magazine “Person of the Year” edition.

Identity

April 6, 12 am to 11:59 pm

RIGHT TO IDENTITY

Director: Pep Bonet

Producer: Line Hadsbjerg

2015 | 13 min

Tanzania

Languages: English

Filmmaker Q&A

With one of the lowest levels of birth registration in Africa, Tanzania’s failing infrastructure and logistical challenges have left decades of backlog in birth registrations. A Tanzanian governmental agency, RITA, joined forces with some strong partners and decided to tackle the issue of birth registration with an innovative approach: capturing data using mobile phones. The moment a child is registered, the government remains accountable to that child as a citizen of the country, and the child is entitled to claim their rights as an individual. ‘Right to Identity’ sets out to explore how mobile technology is being used to secure one of the most fundamental human rights – a right to identity.

Pakistan

April 7, 12 am to 11:59 pm

RECLAIMING PAKISTAN

Director: Lisa Donato

Producer: Sparkle Motion Films

2015 | 8 min

Pakistan

Language: English

Subtitles: English

Filmmaker Q&A

A civil rights activist, Mohammad Jibran Nasir, sparks a social revolution after almost 140 children were killed in the Peshawar Army School tragedy. Narrated by Pakistani actress Fawzia Mirza, this documentary sheds light on the consequences of extreme religion and terrorism in Pakistan and offers hope to the nation’s seemingly bleak reality.

Mohoyo

April 8, 12 am to 11:59 pm

THE MAHOYO PROJECT

Directors: Moira Ganley, Farah Yusuf, MyNa Do & Gustav Nord

Producers: Mahoyo & Flip-Flop Interactive

2014 | 30 min

Sweden & South Africa

Languages: English, Swedish

Subtitles: English

Filmmaker Q&A

The Mahoyo Project is a documentary that follows Mahoyo, a Swedish creative trio as they embark on a cultural exchange – collaborating with local artists in Johannesburg, South Africa. Together they challenge stereotypes and break down normative barriers surrounding race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, through music, fashion and community building.

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