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Documentary Zona Intangible explores meaning of home

Sponsor post: Forthcoming documentary Zona Intangible is named for the signs that ring Manchay, Peru: This zone is off-limits. Don’t build here. And yet, people do.
Dec 16, 2015
Former gang members work with A Better LA to foster peace being a bridge between the community and the police. (Photo by LTO, LLC.)

Documentary on A Better L.A. shows potential for A Better Seattle

Former gang members are helping with peacekeeping through a Los Angeles organization. A Better Seattle brings similar concepts here.
Jun 16, 2015
"Romeo is Bleeding" documents a poet who reworks "Romeo and Juliet" into a story about the ongoing gang war in Richmond, California. (Photo courtesy Seattle International Film Festival.)

Highlighting Artivism: “Romeo is Bleeding” and “Frame by Frame” at SIFF

“Romeo is Bleeding” and “Frame by Frame” tell parallel stories of fire, violence, bearing witness, and the power of art as activism.
May 16, 2015
Amen Gibreab (right), director of the film Horeta: The Journey Beyond Culture, enjoys a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony performed by Fanaye Debalke at Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant on Aurora Ave. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

How a trip to Ethiopia shattered stereotypes, spurred documentary

After a trip to Ethiopia, a local filmmaker and a group of students are challenging Americans' grim generalizations about Africa.
Feb 20, 2015
Screen capture of the documentary online at http://www.thelongnightmovie.com

Seattle victims of sex trafficking speak out in film

A new film available to stream this week gives voice to the victims of the hidden world of Seattle child sex trafficking.
Dec 3, 2014
Ala'a Basatneh sits in her Seattle hotel room. Basatneh and  Piscatello have spent the last seven months debuting the #ChicagoGirl film in Europe. Seattle is its first American debut

Photo by Alisa Reznick

#Chicagogirl brings Syrian activism to SIFF

Meet the Syrian college student who helped lead the revolution from her laptop in Chicago.
May 20, 2014
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21 must see global films at SIFF

With 447 films from 85 countries, deciding what to see at the Seattle International Film Festival, May 16-June 9, can be daunting.  So let us give you a hand!
May 16, 2013
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Top 30 global health films to get you inspired

Global health gets a lot of attention in Seattle. But sometimes Hollywood wants a piece of the action too.
Apr 25, 2013
Actress Olivia Wilde hangs at the Umoja Women's Village in Kenya as part of Half the Sky. (Photo via Jessica Chermayeff/PBS)

Half the Sky: half humanitarian heroics, half celebrity ego trip

Newsflash: being a woman is surreal. Last night I was supposed to be at the gym. So I could look slimmer and prettier or something. But I had a headache. So I stayed on the couch, stumbled across human dolls on Facebook (seriously?!), and tuned in to the much-trumpeted nationwide premier of Half the Sky. […]
Oct 2, 2012
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SIFF pick resurrects Cambodia’s forgotten film industry

Inside the gutted remains of a 1000-seat movie theater that now is home to hundreds of squatters, an old woman sits with a baby in her lap and retells the plot of a Cambodian movie she loved as a child. The movie she speaks of probably no longer exists, destroyed under the reign of the Khmer […]
May 30, 2012