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Salem Film Fest 2017

Relating to Current Events

TICKLING GIANTS

Friday, March 3,


TICKLING GIANTS

Bassem Youssef launches an Egyptian “The Daily Show” during the Arab Spring and endangers life and livelihood when the Morsi regime doesn’t appreciate his jokes. A film about free speech, censorship and “democracy”.

Saturday, March 4,


FRONTLINE presents AFTER SOLITARY Virtual Reality

FRONTLINE presents a Virtual Reality experience as they take you inside the Maine State Prison to learn what life was like in solitary confinement for former inmate Kenny Moore.

KARL MARX CITY

A filmmaker pulls back the iron curtain on her East German hometown to uncover the truth about her father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi (secret police) connections in a chilling look at oppression and surveillance.

GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM

A homeless woman’s body and her diary are found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. As her identity unfolds, a system that fails to protect those who cannot protect themselves is revealed.

American Experience presents OKLAHOMA CITY

A series of violent encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement leads to the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in our nation’s history, the Murrah Building bombing.

FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL

The U.S. Carnival industry keeps itself alive by legally recruiting 80% of its laborers from Mexico under the controversial H-2B guestworker visa.

ALMOST SUNRISE

Two Iraq veterans suffering from PTSD and pushed to the brink of suicide trek 2,700 miles in a last ditch attempt to find the healing both so desperately seek.

Sunday, March 5,


FRONTLINE presents a sneak peek of LAST DAYS OF SOLITARY

Follow what happens to recently released prisoners when they go from solitary to the streets.

AFTER SPRING

Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan has been the “temporary” home of 80,000 Syrians since 2012. Meet two families who long for a permanent home as they contemplate an uncertain future.

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS

A brutal murder on the Haiti-Dominican Republic border triggers a suspenseful journey that exposes the complex socio-political consequences of killing the Dominican forests, one cut at a time.

Monday, March 6,


LES SAUTEURS (THOSE WHO JUMP)

Filmmakers hand a camera to a Malian refugee for an authentic inside look at a makeshift camp that is the launching point for jumping the fence separating Africa from Europe

DATELINE-SAIGON

Five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists face fierce political opposition as they try to cover the Vietnam War from the ground in a film that is uncannily relevant today.

Tuesday, March 7,


FOREVER PURE

The owner of the only Israeli football team never to have signed an Arab player sparks a catastrophic battle between the team leadership and its right-wing, racist fans when he hires two Muslim players from Chechnya.

Wednesday, March 8,


SNOW MONKEY

A vivid and startling portrait of war-damaged children and their street gangs in Jalalabad, Afghanistan by the renowned artist and filmmaker George Gittoes.