The Justice Film Festival
Friday, September 30, 2016–Saturday, October 1, 2016
The Justice Film Festival inspires justice seekers by presenting films of unexpected courage and redemption that are diverse in their issues and geography. After stops in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago the fourth annual Justice Film Festival will travel to The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in New York City September 30-October 1, 2016. This year's event will include feature films, documentaries, and shorts from both well-known and emerging filmmakers that shine a light on justice.
Individual Films- $10
September 30 @ 7pm - The Innocents
Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and French Red Cross doctor Mathilde (Lou de Laâge) is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the occupying Soviet troops and local Polish communists and while facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their beliefs and traditions clash with harsh realities.
October 1 @ 1pm - Homeless
Filmed in a real homeless shelter with real homeless people, HOMELESS tells the story of a teenage boy lost in the bleak routine of life in a shelter. He feels alone and anonymous in a seemingly connected world. But when his circumstances change for the better, he finds himself adapting to a new home, new friends and looking forward to a future that he hopes will last.
October 1 @ 4pm - 3801 Lancaster and Save My Seoul
In February of 2010, the Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI raided the offices of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a respected physician who was known for performing late-term abortions in West Philadelphia. What investigators discovered upon entering the clinic was unthinkable. Through exclusive interviews with detectives, crime scene investigators, journalists, victims, and Dr. Gosnell himself, 3801 LANCASTER: AMERICAN TRAGEDY tells a story of violence, greed, and a cover up that shook the nation.
Save My Seoul
* This film contains mature content
Save My Seoul follows two Korean-American brothers as they discover rampant prostitution and sex trafficking in Seoul, South Korea. With the use of hidden cameras and access to pimps, johns, and sex-workers, Eddie and Jason explore and unravel the complexity of the sex trade in Seoul. They learn that this problem is rooted in issues far deeper than lost girls and lustful men. Instead, it's a consequence of the broken Korean culture that turns a blind eye to and condones one of the biggest human injustices of our generation.
October 1 @ 7:00pm - Mama Rwanda and Mully
Mama Rwanda is a modern tale of working mothers told through the eyes of the unlikeliest women – those who lived through genocide. Drocella, a village wife, and Christine, a city widow, have traded subsistence living for a life of business innovation, sparking enlightenment and controversy among their communities. Set against the backdrop of national reconciliation, Drocella and Christine represent a new generation of women helping to turn post-genocide Rwanda into one of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world.
See trailer for Mully here
What happens when a six-year-old boy in Kenya is abandoned by his family and left to raise himself on the streets? Mully is no ordinary rags-to-riches tale. It’s the true story of Charles Mully, whose unlikely stratospheric rise to wealth and power leaves him questioning his own existence, searching for meaning in life. Against the better judgment of family and community, Mully sets out to enrich the fate of orphaned children across Kenya. Jeopardizing his own life and the security of his family, Charles Mully risks everything and sets in motion a series of events that is nothing short of astonishing.
2-Day Pass for All Films - $25