Posts Tagged as ‘film’

b-the change: See “Harry Potter” AND “A Better Life”- a powerful film about undocumented family from the director of “Twilight”

We know you’ve been waiting for Harry Potter forever, but make sure you support the film A Better Life! Undocumented stories are being told.  Just recently, award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas came out of the shadows.  For years, the Dreamers – the students actively fighting for the Dream Act – have been sharing their stories.  And now,  A Better Life is bringing [...]

July 12, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: NY Indian Film Festival promises diverse lineup

Breakthrough is proud to be a Community Partner for the New York Indian Film Festival. This post was originally written by Pulkit Datta for The NRI, who is also the Media Assistant with Breakthrough. New York’s oldest Indian film festival – previously known as the MIAAC Film Festival – is entering its 11th year with [...]

May 4, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Documentary about A Good Man opens at NYC’s Quad cinema

If you didn’t make it to the sneak preview of the award-winning film, A Good Man, last December, here’s your chance. The deeply moving and funny documentary is set for its commercial release at the Quad cinema in NYC starting today. Running from February 25th to March 3rd, each screening will be accompanied by a discussion between [...]

February 25, 2011 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: The first film from Kashmir in 40 years opens in NYC

From Breakthrough’s Ishita Srivastava: While attending a conference on South Asia at NYU this weekend, I listened to a young New Yorker of Kashmiri/Jewish-American descent, Tariq Tapa, talk about the experience he had making Zero Bridge, a film that he shot on a shoe string budget in conflict ridden Kashmir. The film has received rave [...]

February 15, 2011 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Comments on I AM THIS LAND give great insight and hope for our future

Thank you for all your amazing submissions to the I AM THIS LAND contest. The contest is now officially closed for entries but stay tuned as winners will be announced on Feb 1! While the videos themselves were overwhelming and impressive, we were also amazed at all the viewers who posted engaging and insightful comments. [...]

January 24, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: I AM THIS LAND submissions show creativity, talent and sensitivity

As we approach the last day to submit on videos (midnight EST, tomorrow Jan 21st!) for I AM THIS LAND, our contest on diversity, we are overwhelmed with the creativity and thought behind the submissions. From a young girl challenging our tendency to categorize people, to an Indian-American man trying to come out to his [...]

January 20, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

because we found it: A Good Man opens at NYC’s Quad cinema

UPDATE: If you didn’t make it to the sneak preview of the award-winning film, A Good Man, last December, here’s your chance. The deeply moving and funny documentary is set for its commercial release at the Quad cinema in NYC starting today. Running from February 25th to March 3rd, each screening will be accompanied by [...]

December 1, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

because we found it: Abigal E. Disney shares what docs you should be watching

From our friends at Witness: This post is part of our occasional series in which winners of the WITNESS Award (which we present at Silverdocs) discuss their top 3 picks from among social justice/human rights documentaries of the year. This post is by Abigail E. Disney who produced the 2008 WITNESS Award-winning film Pray the [...]

October 13, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Award winning film tells us why we need immigration reform

Excerpted from our Restore Fairness blog. The passage of Arizona’s draconian anti-immigrant law has thrown the issue of immigration and race into the limelight. With many in Arizona deeply concerned about the specter of racial profiling that SB1070 brings with it, the law has brought attention to the frustration many feel at the federal government’s [...]

May 18, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Film questions if HIV even exists

New film, House of Numbers challenges everything we’ve been told about HIV/AIDS all these years. A few quotes from the film: “The presently available data does not prove the existence of HIV,” says one health expert interviewed for the film. Another expert says, “The more diseases they could lump into these AIDS categories, the more [...]

December 8, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

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