The Fund for Santa Barbara

Social Justice Award

THE FUND FOR SANTA BARBARA ANNOUNCES
THE 2015 SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM...

 

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The Fund for Santa Barbara is proud to once again partner with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to present the 16th Annual Social Justice Award for Documentary Film. This year's Festival runs from Tuesday, January 27th through Saturday, February 7th.

The Social Justice Award for Documentary Film is awarded annually to a film that makes a particularly valuable contribution to advancing social justice. The award was created in 2000 to recognize the work of documentary filmmakers who use their art to address critical social, economic, environmental and political justice issues.

Finally, we want to thank our partners in this effort: The Santa Barbara Independent, Granada Theatre, The Secret Ingredient, Casa Magazine, and KCSB.

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CONGRATULATIONS to A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake

Winner of the 2015 Social Justice Award for Documentary Film


A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake
(West Coast Premiere)
2014, South Africa/USA/France/Serbia and Montenegro/Rwanda/Serbia/Ireland/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 99 minutes
Directed by Michael Lessac


Trailer: http://vimeo.com/94867835
Website: http://www.asnaketoasnake.com/

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THE 2015 NOMINEES WERE ...

 

A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake
(West Coast Premiere)
2014, South Africa/USA/France/Serbia and Montenegro/Rwanda/Serbia/Ireland/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 99 minutes
Directed by Michael Lessac

Screening times:
Wednesday, 01/28/15 @ 7:00 PM, Metro 4 Theatre 1
Thursday, 01/29/15 @ 1:00PM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/94867835
Website: http://www.asnaketoasnake.com/

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Do I Sound Gay?
(West Coast Premiere)
2014, USA, 77 minutes
Directed by David Thorpe

Screening times:
Friday, 02/06/15 @ 8:30AM, Metro 4 Theatre 4
Saturday, 02/07/15 @ 4:20PM, Metro 4 Theatre 2

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/93323057
Website: http://www.doisoundgay.com/

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Energized (Macht Energie)
(US Premiere)
2014, Austria, 90 minutes
Directed by Hubert Canaval

Screening times:
Monday, 02/02/15 @ 11:00AM, Metro 4 Theatre 4
Tuesday, 02/03/15 @ 1:00PM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fLSEUDKYwWc
Website: http://machtenergie.at/

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I Am Femen (Je Suis Femen)

(US Premiere)
2014, Switzerland, 95 minutes
Directed by Alain Margot

Screening times:
Saturday, 01/31/15 @ 10:00PM, Metro 4 Theatre 1
Thursday, 02/05/15 @ 5:00PM, Metro 4 Theatre 4
Friday, 02/06/15 @ 7:00PM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Trailer: http://youtu.be/oaVXQVJ1Ct0
Website: http://www.femen.org

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Life According to Ohad
(US Premiere)
2014, Israel, 80 minutes
Directed by Eri Daniel Erlich

Screening times:
Thursday, 01/29/15 @ 7:00PM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Friday, 01/30/15 @ 10:00AM, Metro 4 Theatre 1

Trailer: http://youtu.be/v7QMAVll94M
Website: http://www.ohad-doc.com

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Mad as Hell

(US Premiere)
2014, USA, 80 minutes
Directed by Andrew Napier

Screening times:
Thursday, 01/29/15 @ 10:00AM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Saturday, 01/31/15 @ 1:00PM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Trailer: http://youtu.be/Pt2SHU5wXts
Website: http://madashellfilm.com

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Natural Resistance

(US Premiere)
2014, France/Italy. 86 minutes
Directed by Jonathan Nossiter

Screening times:
Wednesday, 01/28/15 @ 4:00PM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Friday, 01/29/15 @ 1:00PM, Metro 4 Theatre 1
Sunday, 02/01/15 @ 1:00PM, Metro 4 Theatre 1

Trailer: http://youtu.be/A9W9Hqk6rwk
Website: http://www.jonathan-nossiter.com/#!natural-resistance/c1iv8

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Tiger, Tiger

(World Premiere)
2015, USA, Bangladesh, India, 90 min
Directed by George Butler

Screening times:
Friday, 01/30/15 @ 1:00PM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Saturday, 01/31/15 @ 7:00PM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Trailer: not available
Website: http://whitemountainfilms.com/films/tigertiger.html

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The Year We Thought About Love

(World Premiere)
2015, USA, 68 minutes
Directed by Ellen Brodsky

Screening times:
Saturday, 01/31/15 @ 10:00AM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Sunday, 02/01/15 @ 10:00AM, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/115107944
Website: http://www.ellenbrodskyfilms.com/

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SCEENING TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION, VISIT THE
"SOCIAL JUSTICE COMPETITION" SCHEDULE.

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Thank You To Our 2015 Social Justice Jury:

Roman Baratiak – Associate Director of UCSB Arts & Lectures
Andrew Davis - Film Director
Phyllis de Picciotto
– Film Consultant
Margaret Lazarus
– Filmmaker
Vicki Riskin – Writer / Producer
Dr. Janet Walker - Professor of Film & Media St
udies at UCSB
Dr. Charles Wolfe - Professor of Film & Media Studies at UCSB

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Past Social Justice Award recipients include:

2000 – Good Kurds Bad Kurds / Directed by Kevin McKiernan
2001 – Botín de Guerra (Spoils of War) / Directed by David Blaustein
2002 – The Making of the Revolution / Directed by Katarina Rejger & Eric van den Broek
2003 – Sadaa E Zan (Voices of Women) / Directed by Renée Bergan
2004 – Home of the Brave / Directed by Paola di Florio
2005 – Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action / Directed by Roberta Grossman
2006 – Sisters in Law / Directed by Kim Longinotto
2007 – The Ground Truth / Directed by Patricia Foulkrod AND Crude Impact / Dir by James Wood
2008 – Después de la Neblina (When Clouds Clear) / Directed by Anne Slick & Danielle Bernstein
2009 – Yes, Madam Sir / Directed by Megan Doneman
2010 – Enemies of the People / Directed by Rob Lemkin & Thet Sambath
2011 – When I Rise / Directed by Mat Hames & Nostalgia de la Luz / Directed by Patricio Guzmán
2012 – Dirty Energy / Directed by Bryan Hopkins
2013 – Revolution / Directed by Rob Stewart
2014 – Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People / Directed by Thomas Allen Harris
2015 – A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake / Directed by Michael Lessac

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