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2015 Salem Film Fest

CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES

Thursday, March, 5, 2015


STRAY DOG

FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE - Ron “Stray Dog” Hall, a warrior in the heartland of the US, brushes up against perilous aspects of contemporary American culture while balancing his commitments to his fellow combat veterans, family, and neighbors.

Friday, March, 6, 2015


DAVIDS  AND GOLIATH

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - Nobel Peace Prize nominees David Matas and David Kilgour investigate the organ harvesting trade in China and uncover one of the world's worst crimes against humanity.

EVAPORATING BORDERS

Investigating the experience of asylum seekers in Cyprus through a series of vignettes, EVAPORATING BORDERS poetically weaves themes of migration, tolerance, identity, and belonging.

Saturday, March, 7, 2015


A SNAKE GIVES BIRTH TO A SNAKE

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - Can we forgive the past to survive the future?

TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR

When their land is sold to developers, the magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers of New Delhi's Kathputli Colony must find a way to unite - or splinter apart forever.

WHO TOOK JOHNNY

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into the infamous thirty-year-old cold case behind the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton.

ON HER OWN

FILMMAKER AND SUBJECT IN ATTENDANCE - After the sudden death of her father, a woman struggles to save her farm and, ultimately, her family.

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

LIMITED PARTNERSHIP is a feature documentary about the historic 40-year struggle of Richard Adams, a gay Filipino-American, and his Australian spouse, Tony Sullivan, to remain together in spite of US laws that attempt to force them apart.

Sunday, March, 8, 2015


SHIELD AND SPEAR

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - SHIELD AND SPEAR presents a complex story of art, music, and freedom in South Africa today.

Tuesday, March, 10, 2015


SEEDS OF TIME

SEEDS OF TIME follows agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler's global journey to save the eroding foundation of our food supply in a new era of climate change.

IN THE SHADOW OF THE COPACABANA

Blogger Ricardo Gama was shot twice in the head after criticizing the political corruption in Brazil. One year later he is running for a position in the city council and enters the colorful, bizarre world of retail politics in Rio de Janeiro.

CHILDREN OF THE ARCTIC

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - At the Arctic edge of America, Native Alaskan teenagers strive to be both modern American kids and the inheritors of an endangered whaling culture.

KILLSWITCH

The Internet is under attack. Free speech, innovation, and democracy are all up for grabs.

Wednesday, March, 11, 2015


SONGS FOR ALEXIS

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE - A coming of age story about a transgender musician in Long Island and his complicated love life.