Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NYWIFT at Urbanworld 2012 Film Festival

NYWIFT at Urbanworld 2012 Film Festival

September 19, 2012
Urbanworld Digital Panels (Free entry) - RSVP by September 17th

September 21st and 22nd
NYWIFT partners with Urbanworld for two screenings

Friday, 9/21/12 
12:00 pm 
Justice For Sale follows the young, courageous Congolese human rights lawyer Claudine Tsongo who refuses to accept that justice is indeed “For Sale” in her country. When she investigates the case of a soldier convicted of rape, she becomes convinced his trial was unfair and uncovers a system where the basic principles of law are ignored—and when the system fails, everyone becomes a victim. The documentary not only provides a glimpse into the failings of the Congolese judicial system but also raises questions about the role of the international community and non-governmental organizations in reforming it. 

Saturday, 9/22/12
6:00 pm
A single mother in Paris, Bernadette tried hard to give her daughters everything. She is thrilled when her eldest, Elza, the first college graduate in the family, completes her master's degree. However, Elza  breaks her mother's heart by running away to their native Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory: the father she barely remembers. This feature debut by writer/director Mariette Monpierre offers an unusual insider's view of lush island culture as she captures the passion and contradictions of this family.

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