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September 8th -10th – uomo cerca donna Anzio Sychronicity Theatre

Come out for the 12th Annual donna cerca uomo Cerignola Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival. Spotlighting powerful and meaningful life stories, this festival features independent documentary films from around the globe.

September 9th and 10th – clicca sul sito Earl Smith Strand Theatre

 

Held in the Earl Smith Strand Theater on beautiful Marietta Square each year, the donna cerca uomo Bergamo Marietta International Film Festival is an opportunity for film makers of all levels to share their work. This year the festival will be screening 72 films.

In 2016, the Marietta International Film Festival began a partnership with Film Racing and includes the screenings and Awards Gala for the 24 Hour Film Race as part of the festival and beginning with the 2017 Festival, the MIFF will begin a partnership with the Chinese American Film Festival and will be the East Coast hub for screenings of the winning Chinese films.

September 9th – Candler Park

Family friendly Flick-Nic begins with “picnic festivities and music” an hour before dusk in Candler Park.

  • Sept. 9 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Local Filmmaker Badar

 

‘Last Lesson’, a short film by local filmmaker Badar, is an official selection of Atlanta Underground Film Festival.  Come out and support local filmmakers.

 

Screenshot from “Last Lesson”

 

Click image to see other selections of this year’s film festival!

 

Badar is a SCAD alumni and Atlanta filmmaker. Check out his work uomo cerca donna Casoria here.

The Lost Children of Syria

 

“I hope you’ll join me in helping to demystify misconceptions and soften hearts toward the refugee crisis. Lots of love to you all.” – Shana Vassilieva

 “At one point in her life, Dima Alardah dreamed of becoming an Olympic badminton champion. Years after retiring from competition, Dima now dreams of restoring hope to women and girls all across the Arab world. Before departing for the U.S. Department of State and ESPN-W Global Sports Mentoring Program in 2014, Dima founded the first badminton academy in the Middle East (Shuttlers Academy). Since returning home, she has added to her empowering work by joining the Norwegian Refugee Council to provide sports programs to Syrian refugees living in camps throughout Jordan. This is her story.”

 

Filmed in Amman and Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan
Produced by the Center for Sport, Peace, & Society
Videography by Shana Vassilieva of Happy Shiver Productions

 

Official description:

“In a heightened effort to capture how exchanges under the Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative have a long-lasting impact, cooperative partners from the University of Tennessee led an on-the-ground monitoring and evaluation program in Egypt and Jordan. During this exchange, alumnae from the U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program—Americans and emerging leaders alike—reunited overseas to gauge the progress of action plans, address challenges, and reconnect on projects initiated during the mentorship. Soccer envoys Mary Harvey and Lori Lindsey joined the activities to head up clinics and lead talks on their careers as professional female athletes. Meredith Walker, executive director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, served as an official envoy. In this role, she led sessions on leveraging media platforms, developing social media strategies, impactful blogging, and international journalism through the lens of women’s empowerment and sports. Through this program, the University of Tennessee conducted interviews, prepared surveys on long-term impact, and produced qualitative and quantitative evidence-of-effectiveness products and media. The overseas trip culminated in workshops and sports clinics with several generations of alumnae, connecting Sports Visitors, Sports Envoys, Mentors, & GSMP Emerging Leaders. Further, both U.S. Embassy Cairo and U.S. Embassy Amman hosted the delegations for meetings with the Ambassadors. In Jordan, the delegation worked with refugees using sports as the platform. U.S. Soccer donated a great deal of soccer equipment and balls for the young refugees.”

 

 

Check out Shana’s blog post about the project over at www.happyshiver.com !

Excerpts taken from Shana’s blog and Facebook. Go support her and share the project to get the word out and help this go viral! Shana studied film & video production at Georgia State University.

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