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Second to last day of SR Socially Relevant Film Fest NY includes spotlight musical performance to silent films


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-- Sustainable Filmmaking workshop to start day

-- Films from Australia, New Zealand, Mexico

NEW YORK - March 20, 2018 - s4story -- [NEW YORK, NY] SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2018 (SRFF 2018) will include a spotlight flute performance by Yael Acher "KAT" Modiano to a silent film-collage. After a sustainable filmmaking workshop and panel, films will be screened and a Q&A will be held with 'Sands of Silence' filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle. The day's events begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, March 21 at Cinema Village. Tickets are available on the website.

N.Y. PREMIERE
Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage
Chelo Alvarez-Stehle | USA & Mexico | 2017 | 52 min
A 15-year quest to expose the underworld of sexual exploitation and trafficking from Asia to the Americas leads world-reporter Chelo Alvarez-Stehle back to the windswept beach where her childhood ended and family secrets began.

See website for more details and images.
Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6dbgfw

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Screens on Wednesday, March 21, at 9:30 pm.
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WORLD PREMIERE
Find Your Voice
Chris Herd | Australia, New Zealand | 2017 | 96 min
For young Maori rapper Elvis "E" Pineaha, winning the lottery marks the beginning of an unexpected journey. Follow E as he travels from Australia to New Zealand to find his voice against the backdrop of a music scene tainted by money and greed.

See website (http://www.ratedsrfilms.org/narrative-features-2018) for more details and images.
Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ea9ad
Screens on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 pm.
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N.Y. PREMIERE
Instrument of Change: Street Piano
Maureen Ni Fiann | United Kingdom | 2017 | 42 min

Acoustic pianos that were once at the heart of our community lives are being dumped. Thousands go to landfill every year. Street pianos become a magnet for a rich diversity of players and bring human connection into urban spaces.
See website (http://www.ratedsrfilms.org/documentary-features-2018) for more details and images.
Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x678w0z

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Screens on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 pm.
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The spotlight performance piece, Time in Live Sound & Silent Motion Pictures: Power Dynamics in Weimar Cinema, is the world premiere of an electro-acoustic film score composed and performed by Yael Acher "KAT" Modiano. The performance is set to a 30-minute film collage of excerpts from Weimar films edited by Modiano.

The rapidly-growing, social-issue based festival is now in its fifth year. SRFF is a multi-faceted event that embodies the cultural values of New York and the world. SRFF 2018 showcases 70 films across an array of platforms from emerging, international and local filmmakers. There will be several spotlight programs, industry workshops and panels on different regions and issues. Visit www.ratedsrfilms.org for all schedules, film synopses and filmmaker bios.

ABOUT SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT 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. SR™ believes in the power of cinema in raising awareness towards social issues and promoting positive social change. During its first four years, the festival showcased 207 films from 35 countries. Submissions are received from all over the world.

For more information about SRFF 2018 events and sponsors, as well as past festival editions and sponsors, visitwww.ratedsrfilms.org.

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