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Salem Film Fest 2016

INSPIRATIONAL

1 Driving with Selvi (driving)

Friday, March 4,


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SONITA

A feisty 18-year-old Afgan illegal immigrant, living in a Tehran shelter, fights to escape her family’s plan to sell her into a forced marriage to live the artistic, musical life she dreams of.

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A NEW HIGH

Everyone defines their mountain. For the residents of a Seattle homeless shelter, it's homelessness, addiction, abuse....and the 14,400 ft Mt Rainier.

Saturday, March 5,


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MULLY

The extraordinary story of Kenyan Charles Mully, who rose from orphaned poverty to business tycoon to founder of the largest children’s rescue organization in Africa.

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PROJECTIONS OF AMERICA

John Lithgow narrates the story of a team of idealistic filmmakers who, during WWII’s darkest hours, created 26 short films portraying an idealized America in an effort to improve America’s image among Europeans.

2 Driving with Selvi (do you like me)

DRIVING WITH SELVI

It takes Selvi, a former 14-year-old child bride from South India, ten years to transform herself from victim of a violent and abusive forced marriage to South India’s first female taxi driver.

I am Sun Mu

I AM SUN MU

When the North Korean defector and satirical political pop artist known as Sun Mu (translation: “No Boundaries”) is offered a solo exhibit in Beijing, his hidden identity is nearly compromised, putting himself, his family and his friends in grave danger.

Sunday, March 6,


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ENTER THE FAUN

A young actor with cerebral palsy and a veteran choreographer challenge their limitations in an uplifting collaboration that transforms them both.

Monday, March 7,


02 Marah Zahalka - Speed Sisters

SPEED SISTERS

The first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East is tearing up tracks all over Palestine.

Tuesday, March 8,


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MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER

A South Korean couple who have lived together for 76 years faces the last moment of their marriage in an honest and tender story of true love.