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THE NGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

27 February 2024

FILMS THAT MATTER CSW68 by Macaulay Honors College New Media Lab & THENGOIFF

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Join us for a special screening and discussion presented by the Macauley Honors College and the NGO International Film Festival to commemorate the sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women, showcasing stories from around the world.

These films delve into themes of family, history, identity, and justice within the backdrop of political and social upheaval. They highlight the talent and vision of remarkable filmmakers adept at crafting compelling narratives using both documentary and fiction techniques.

Don’t miss the chance to experience these impactful films and engage in a lively conversation with the filmmakers and experts. The screening and discussion will be held on March 15, 2024, at 35 West 67th Street, NY, NY 10023. Reserve your seat now to be part of this unique event

PROGRAMME

Venue:Macaulay Honors College

Screening

SON-MOTHER

Duration:
102'

Details:
Iran | 2019

12.03.2023

3PM - 4:40PM EST

Director:
Mahnaz Mohammadi

Synopsis:
Leila is a single working mom of two. The factory she works at faces a crisis and jobs are at stake. Kazem, the factory bus driver, proposes marriage to Leila, but she hesitates to accept his conditions. Kazem has a daughter the same age as her 12yo son, Amir. Since traditions frowns upon a young girl sharing a household with her step-brother, Kazem tells Leila not to bring her son until he marries his daughter off. After Leila is fired from her job, she makes the decision to stay with Kazem and leave Amir at a boarding school for deaf children for a while as she tries to manage his return. There, Amir is forced to pretend he's deaf and dumb, and after a few months tries to run away in search of his mother. On the run, he faces Kazem who asks him to think about his family's future. Amir has to decide.

Venue:Macaulay Honors College

Knowledge Session

Panel Discussion

12.03.2023

4:45PM EST

Panelists:
- Mahnaz Mohammadi, Film Director: Son-Mother
- Hacia Atherton, Founder: Empowered Women in Trade
- Dr, Nacim Pak-Shiraz, Professor & Chair of Cinema and Iran: The University of Edinburgh

Venue:Macaulay Honors College

Screening

TOMORROW EVER AFTER

Duration:
85'

Details:
USA/Israel | 2018

13.03.2023

3PM - 4:25PM EST

Director:
Ela Thier

Synopsis:
In this sci-fi comedic drama, Shaina lives 600 years in the future. Poverty, oppression, war, pollution -- these are things she's read about in history books, but never seen nor experienced. When she accidentally travels to modern day New York City, she tries to recruit help to get back home, while naturally assuming that everyone around her would be honest, caring and generous -- because that's all she'd ever known. A different kind of culture shock immigration story.

Venue:Macaulay Honors College

Knowledge Session

Panel Discussion

13.03.2023

4:30PM EST

Panelists:
- Ela Thier, Founding Director: The Independent Film School, Film Director: Tomorrow Ever After
- Fionna Smyth, Director of Influence & Growth: Development Initiatives

Venue:Macaulay Honors College

Screening

ROSA

Duration:
23'

Details:
USA/Palestine | 2020

14.03.2023

3PM - 3:25PM EST

Director:
Suha Araj

Synopsis:
While working at her aunt's flower shop, Rosa takes her job underground when she begins a side business of shipping undocumented bodies to their home countries for burial.

Venue:Macaulay Honors College

Knowledge Session

Panel Discussion

14.03.2023

3:30PM EST

Panelists:
- Suha Araj, Film Director: Rosa
- Dinah Musindarwezo, Interim CEO: WomanKind Worldwide

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