SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2019 (SRFF 2019) unveiled its SRFF 2019 Official Selection. The festival’s Sixth season brings international and local films, industry workshops and panels, and other events dedicated to social issues to New York. SRFF 2019 will be held from March 15 to 21, 2019 at Cinema Village and neighboring venues. The Official Selection to be screened in the heart of Greenwich Village covers a diverse mix of seven narrative features, 14 documentaries, close to 40 shorts, and more. There will also be a script-writing contest with readings from finalist scripts. The films represent 30 countries. The selected Dutch films are Monument of Pride, A Dignified Death and Doctor Co.
For decades Holland is known as one of the LGBTQ-friendliest countries in the world. But how did gay emancipation develop in the Netherlands? How did this country get from executing sodomites in the 18th century to being the first in the world to legalize gay marriage in 2001? The documentary Monument of Pride tells the story of the ‘pink revolution’ in the Netherlands. Historical images alternate with current events held on the Amsterdam Homomonument with portraits of todays activists.
Co is a an 80-year old doctor who gives medical aid to refugees. He crosses the wastelands of Amsterdam on his bike day in day out. He visits the refugees in abandoned parking lots and derelict office buildings as they have been declined a permit of residence and are therefore not eligible for professional medical help.
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 towards social issues and promoting positive social change. During its first five years, the festival showcased 287 films from 35 countries. Submissions are received from all over the world.