43rd Annual Atlanta Film Festival
Complete line-up here
COMPLETE SCHEDULE here
INDIA, BANGLADESH, SRI LANKA, AFGHANISTAN:
--SOUNDLESS DANCE (Sunday 4/7, 7:30pm)
Directed by Pradeepan Raveendran
France/India/Sri Lanka, 2019, Tamil/French, 89 minutes
In the spring of 2009, Sri Lanka's decades long civil war is entering its most violent phase. Siva, a young Sri Lankan refugee living illegally in France, has lost contact with the family he was forced to leave behind. Haunted by the trauma of the war that devastated his childhood and obsessed by the flow of images on the Internet, Siva sinks into a waking dream that propels him into the heart of the battlefield.
--Kamali | directed by Sasha Rainbow, United Kingdom/India, 23:43 (Sat 4/13 3pm @ Hilan Theatre)
A single mother fights for her daughter’s empowerment in India through skateboarding.
--Flight of the Unwanted (at SOUND+VISION Thurs 4/11 7pm-11pm— Eastside Trail // Atlanta BeltLine & Historic Fourth Ward Park — FREE and Open to the Public)
Directed by Thomas Nybo
Bangladesh, 2018, English, 05:40
Enter the chaotic world of Rohingya refugees being forced from their homes in Myanmar into crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh.
--A THOUSAND GIRLS LIKE ME (Sat 4/6, 7:30pm — Hilan Theatre)
Directed by Sahra Mani
Afghanistan/France, 2018, Farsi, 90 minutes
When Khatera, a 23-year-old Afghan woman, opposes the will of her family and the traditions of her country to seek justice for years of sexual abuse from her father, she sheds light on the faulty Afghan judicial system and the women it rarely protects. One woman’s obstinate battle to make her voice heard demonstrates the power of action over fear in this harrowing feature documented by a young Afghan director.
--Ashanti, Takeira, Jessy'ka - "Know Your Worth" (ON LOOP AT SOUND+VISION. Thurs 4/11, 7pm-11pm — Eastside Trail // Atlanta BeltLine & Historic Fourth Ward Park)
Directed by Paras Chaudhari | USA, 2018, English, 5:22
You Are Here: A Come From Away Story (Sat 4/6, 12:45pm, Hilan Theatre)
Shortly after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, nearly 40 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land at a tiny airport in Gander, Newfoundland. With thousands stranded and no where to go, the small but mighty Canadian community of Gander came together to house, feed, and care for the passengers or "come from aways" who soon became more like family than strangers. Through firsthand accounts and real life footage, You Are Here documents the immense kindness, clever resourcefulness, and heartfelt humor Gander showed their unexpected guests. Witness the remarkable true story that inspired the hit Broadway musical Come From Away.