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Salem Film Fest 2016

INSPIRATIONAL

Friday, March 4,


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.

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,


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.

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.

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

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,


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,


SPEED SISTERS

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

Tuesday, March 8,


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.