“Cinema. Dialogue. Understanding.” These words were on the screen at the Other Israel Film Festival, at the JCC in Manhattan, as the auditorium filled up on opening night. Sharqiya, by first time Israeli filmmaker Ami Livne, was receiving its New York premiere. It had garnered top honors at the Jerusalem Film Festival for best full-length [...]
Through the artistry and energy of drumming, Odile “Kiki” Katese, a Rwandan theater director, saw a channel for the many who were broken.
It is essential to go beyond the statistics to place Domestic Violence within a larger societal framework.
When oppressive regimes clamp down on their citizens, freedom of expression—free speech—is always the first thing to go. Dictators have a lot to fear from individuals speaking up—through their writings, through art and film and music.
Rev. Richard L. Killmer said, “Torture is wrong. This is an absolute moral principle. Our leaders sometimes forget this.”
Embracing forgiveness on a personal level, as well as a national and community level, is integral to Sebarenzi’s philosophy.
Gloria Steinem has repeatedly stressed the importance of women sharing their personal stories as a way to add their voices to the human record. This was the strength of The Daily Beast’s three-day event.
Khan’s contention is that poverty is a human rights issue, and therefore defending those rights must be at the core of efforts to end poverty.
On July 17, 2009, The National Council of Resistance of Iran headlined the story, “Iran: The burnt corpse of of female demonstrator found after a month of captivity.”
The film interweaves the stories of three women who are each transforming the world through individual actions. One is changing the way that people think. The other two are building understanding and relationships, impelled by the pain of their personal experiences.