The Man Up Film Festival PROGRAMMING BLOCK 2: 8-10pm
(In recognition of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign)
The Man Up Film Festival is a non-profit series and the one-day festival is hosted in conjunction with Objective Cinema and Women's Voices Now. Proceeds from the film festival support Man Up youth activists globally.
A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $12.00 for each programming block. This is for the 8-10pm programing block.
Tickets for the 4-7:30pm block available at this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214917
Little Girls Lost
Andre Lambertson and Lisa Armstrong, 2010, 7 min.
illuminates the lives of many young girls in Haiti who, since the 2010 earthquake, have turned to prostitution in order to get by. They resort to having sex for food or small amounts of money. This exchange is unwanted but, in their view, the only way to survive.
The Empire in Africa
Philippe Diaz, 2006, 87 min.
Focuses on the devastating conflict which ravaged the west African nation of Sierra Leone throughout the 90s. A UN-backed war crimes court was set up to try those, from both sides, who bear the greatest responsibility for the brutalities. It completed its work at the end of 2009. Its remaining case, the trial of Charles Taylor, continues in The Hague.
*Viewer discretion advised*
Post-screening discussion with Sierra Leonean psychologist Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith and freelance journalist Lisa Armstrong
Very Young Girls
Nina Alvarez and David Schisgall, 2007, 83 min.
Shines light on commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City, through the experiences of those being helped by GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services), an agency founded and run by Rachel Lloyd, a survivor, herself.
The Man Up Campaign is a global effort activating young women and men to stop violence against women and girls. Harnessing the universal power of the arts, sport and technology, Man Up provides innovative training, resources and support to youth and the organizations with whom they collaborate. This initiative is dedicated to mobilizing young people and strengthening their in-country programs. The Man Up Campaign formally launched during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, bringing together a diverse group of up to +100 women and men (ages 18 to 30 years) from 25 countries. Occurring at the University of Johannesburg, this international forum was the first of its kind to develop capacity and technical expertise among young people of both genders, who are committed to stopping violence against women and girls.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991, at Rutgers University. The period between November 25-December 10 symbolically ties the pandemic of violence against women and girls to the principles of human rights. This year's theme is "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women."
Objective Cinema is an independent, online distribution network presenting world class features and documentaries. A non-exclusive, online distribution company, filmmakers from 'round the world are invited to participate and submit their work to Objective, which offers DVD sales, online rentals and download streaming. Objective Cinema is a Fair Trade Organization backed by consumers that are engaged actively in supporting filmmakers, raising awareness and campaigning for change.
Women's Voices Now (WVN) is the nonprofit social enterprise which created Women's Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival, a collection of 98 films from 40 countries. The mission is to empower women and give voice to the struggle for civil, economic and political rights. In March, 2011 WVN premiered 41 of the Festival films in Hollywood, California. Today, the entire collection of films is being watched on-line in 174 countries. WVN has created an on-line platform where underrepresented women can be heard by an international audience, women can communicate with each other, and the dialogue on women's rights can be elevated by a multitude of views from diverse national, economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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