Watch the SOCIETY DOC SHORT Film Festival – Jan. 5/6 event

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Directed by Olivia M. Pfaff
Following the lives of the Ukrainian war refugees, from the Russian war on Ukraine. It features the lives of the refugee children and their response to war. Interviews with parents and other adults. filmed on location in Ukraine and Siret Romina.

BACK TO OUR ROOTS, 11min, Panama, Documentary
Directed by Martin Cervino, Vernny Arguello
Set in the paradisiacal Cahuita, by the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, Back to our Roots invites you to discover how the Calypso, a musical rhythm with African roots, became the voice and symbol of protest of African-American people that straggles against the inequalities throughout history.

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By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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