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Spotlight on Disability in a Positive Light at SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY 2021 online

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**One feature documentary, One Narrative Documentary, and Two Short Films on Disability stream all week, March 15-21
**"Meet the Filmmakers" LIVE online session Sunday, March 14, 5:30 pm EST

NEW YORK - EntSun -- SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2021  #SRFF 2021 opens March 15 with 63 films from 33 countries and focuses on 12 themes. One of these is on a key contemporary social issue with the film bloc Disability Seen in a Positive Light. One short, one feature documentary, one narrative documentary, and one play will be shown. The selection includes Trevor Grahams' Chef Antonio's Recipe for Revolution, Julia Ward's In.clu.sion, Leona Krahn's Vivi's Vision, and Domenico Costanzo's I Married My Mother. A "Meet the Filmmakers" LIVE online session will be held on Sunday, March 14, at 5:30 PM EST. Tickets available via the festival website.

Documentary Feature
  • Chef Antonio's Recipe for Revolution | Trevor Graham | Australia, Italy | 2020 | 108 min - On a quest to change the world with his delicious Italian food, Chef Antonio's apprentices are Mirko Piras, a young man with Down Syndrome who dreams of becoming a great chef.

Narrative Feature
  • I Married My Mother | Domenico Costanzo | Italy | 2019 | 104 min - Saverio discovers that his beloved mother, Rosa, is suffering from Alzheimer's syndrome. He accidentally finds love letters that his father wrote to her. Saverio reads them to his mother and sees her dormant emotions resurface unexpectedly.

Documentary and a short
  • In.clu.sion | Julia Ward | USA | 2020 | 23 min - An endearing short by 16-year-old newcomer Julia Ward. As big sister to Spencer, a tween with special needs, she asks Hollywood's elite how to include more characters like her brother in films.
  • Vivi's Vision | Leona Krahn | Canada | 2020 | 43 min - Vivi embarks on writing and producing her first play after being selected in the lottery process. Her play is based on the Harlem Renaissance novel Passing by Nella Larsen which tells the dramatic story of a mixed-race woman who passes for white. Vivi relates strongly to the novel as she is not only blind but mixed race so she "passes" often in life to better cope with her incredible challenges
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Founding Artistic Director Nora Armani says, "Healthcare is a universal issue and right. We are grateful to the filmmakers who are dedicating their energy to illuminating these issues for the public. If enough voices speak together, eventually real change can be made".

The eighth edition of SRFF covers a broad range of socially relevant™ stories about climate change, disability in a positive light, empowering women, genocide and survival, home and belonging, race and discrimination, indigenous peoples' issues, LGBTQ rights, and more.

The narrative films slate offers eight titles, the documentary features slate has 12 films, and there are 43 shorts that complete the roster of 38 selected films on offer. Industry sessions and networking opportunities make SRFF 2021 "online" edition another unforgettable year. Visit www.ratedsrfilms.org for schedules, film synopses, and tickets.

ABOUT SR FILM FESTIVAL NY

SR Socially Relevant ™ Film Festival New York is a 501(c)3 non-profit film festival founded by actress Nora Armani. The Mission of the SR Film Festival is to shine the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant™, human interest stories, across a broad range of social issues. The festival was created as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling in media and entertainment. SR™ believes in the power of cinema in raising awareness of social issues and promoting positive social change. During its first six years, the festival showcased over 350 films from 35 countries. Submissions for SRFF 2021 are now open and are received from all over the world.

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For images and screeners contact the festival at ratedsrfilms@gmail.com

Spokespersons and guests of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY include Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Erin Brockovich, Martin Sheen, Pulitzer Prize, and Tony award-winning writer Robert Schenkkan, prolific and best-selling French novelist Marc Levy, Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Guy Davidi, American TV commentator and author Gretchen Carlson, and Liaison Officer of Tibet and the Dalai Lama, Kunga Tashi.

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