Society Events Club invites You to NY Film Festival SOCIAL CHANGE at BAZA STUDIO

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VENUE: Change Film Festival 

Change Fest at BAZA STUDIO New York 


Saturday, October 12th  from 11am till 9pm


BAZA STUDIO 34-36 W 32nd Street, New York, NY


Price $15-25 Use Promo Code MMCLUB for 20% discount

What to expect :FILM. Art, Fashion, Music


11:00 a.m. Red Carpet Arrivals 12:20 p.m. Opening Remarks

12:30 p.m.

How to Stop Preventable Epidemics: Violence, Trauma, Disease

Out of Reach

A poem written and narrated by Resita Cox, takes viewers on a timeless journey through childhood memories – tackling segregation, poverty and other systems of oppression. [3 min]

Director : Jayme Joyce End the Taboo – End TB

Survivors talk about this preventable and curable disease with so much stigma surrounding it. [1 min] Director : Rhea Lobo

Hummingbirds in the Trenches

The protagonist, Kondwani Fidel, tells his life story through 4 original poems, illuminating the adversity and resilience of being a Black boy and man living in Baltimore. [12 min]

Director: Jackson Tisi

And the Brave Shall Rise

In the wake of the HS shootings in Parkland, Florida, concerned citizens travel by bus to the State Capitol to debate legislators about Gun Reform. [15 min] Director : Adam Schlacther

Incompatible Allies: Black Lives Matter, March for our Lives and the US Debate About Guns and Violence

In response to the March For Our Lives, Black Lives Matter DC released a documentary capturing local black students’ experiences with gun violence and their perspectives on gun violence prevention and community safety. [43 min]

Director : Liane Scott Vietnam Aftermath

The horrors of war never die. More than 40 years have passed since the end of the Vietnam War, and many Vietnam veterans refused to talk about their experience. Now, as many begin to die, four veterans from the New Jersey Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial decide to share their stories for the first time. [30 min] Director : Tom Phillips

Jabari Keating

Upon making a life altering decision, Jabari Keating explores his personal reflections, life experiences, and trials and tribulations as an African American in present day America in this candid first person narrative film. [10 min]

Director : Stacey Larkins

Kid Hero

Christopher’s four-year-old sister won’t let him leave the house. When he discovers the truth, the answer is more devastating than anything he could’ve imagined. [2 min]

Director : Sandra Hamada 4:00 p.m.

Tearing Down Walls : Discrimination, Objectification, Family Separation, and Bias

Triggered : Street Harassment and Rape Culture in D.C.’s Ward 8

It seemed like a simple request – to be treated with respect as you go about your business. But when a group of African-American women asked to be treated with respect by the men in their community, tempers flared. Did the arrival of the authorities help? Watch and see. [33 min]

Director : Liane Scott

Heartbeat of a Movement

What happens when artists come to an inclusive table to tackle social injustice? Five artists & community organizers come together in Washington, D.C., to collectively reimagine their future and empower the next generation. [10 min]

Director : Nasreen Alkhateeb


Speak chronicles survivors of sex trafficking and an organization called Voice Found to help other people find and use their voice. [14 min]

Director : Emily Pasternak

Of Color

Of Color documents the Jewish women of color contingent of the 2019 Women’s March–their controversial debut of their power to the world on their biggest stage yet. [5 min]

Director : Rafael Shimunov



Like every night, Jamal, an immigrant doctor, wipes the tables, log’s the day’s sale, and generate the next day’s schedule. While the restaurant is about to close, a customer, David, comes in with a limp on crutches. As Jamal attends the customer, he hopes to help him, but to do so, he needs his approval, which David declines. However, with the knowledge Jamal has and the pain David is having, Jamal can’t resist but help him. [6 min]

Director : Alaa Zabara

Watch Me

A young girl trapped in a cage of self-doubt finds the courage to break out into the unknown world around her to follow her dream of love. [1 min]

Director : Lesya Malskaya

Sunshine Policy

An elderly woman from North Korea gets an opportunity through the sunshine policy, reuniting with her long lost husband who she hasn’t seen or spoken to over 50 years. [17 min]

Director : Angela Koh

Where Are You From, Again?

A short film about Romanian artist, Maria Müller, living in America based on her experience and struggle in the film industry and as an international woman navigating it. [2 min]

Director : Benjamin Freemantle 6:30 p.m.

Preparing for 2020…Right Now [Part I]

Rent Eats First

Madison Singleton, a 17-year old student at Greenwich Academy, passionate about social justice through public policy and art, releases her documentary exposing the homeless and hungry populations in Westchester and Fairfield County.

[7 min]

Director : Madison Singleton

Priced Out: Why You Can’t Afford a Place to Live in San Francisco

Priced Out is a response to the increasingly polarized debate about why nearly everyone is struggling to afford housing. [16 min]

Director : Dyan Ruiz #changefest19

Not a Pet

Hundreds of cheetah cubs are being stolen from the wild, decimating the wild population in Africa. For every 5 cubs that are taken, only 1 survives. They are being smuggled illegally into the Middle East to be sold as pets. Not A Pet looks at the illegal wildlife pet trade, and the role social media plays in the parading and trading of exotic animals online. [4 min]

Director : Andrea Walji

The Robo Con

With an unexpected ending, Wall Street emerges victorious in its quest to turn the foreclosure process into a for-profit business, quietly foreclosing on homes across America with no oversight using a process called robo-signing. [16 min]

Director : Candice Delevante 7:30 p.m.

Preparing for 2020…Right Now [Part II]

Foreign Nationals

Tasked to enforce the nation’s immigration laws, a divorced ICE Officer and father of two struggles with the new regulatory agenda of the DHS and the Foreign Nationals living in NYC, leading him to a resilient woman who’s an immigration attorney.

[18 min]

Director: Joel Quinones sustainUp

This is a story about sustainable fashion, the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the environmental and social impact on our world. A groundbreaking documentary film, through the eyes of NYC fashion designers, which makes us ask “At what cost are we buying are clothes?” [13 min] Director: Iris Mohr

College Behind Bars

College Behind Bars: The Bard Prison Initiative follows incarcerated men and women struggling to turn their lives around in a rigorous college degree. The film shines a light on the relationship between incarceration and education. [20 min]

Director : Lynn Novick

8:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony

9:00 p.m. Reception #changefestny


34-36 W 32nd Street, New York, NY


Price $15-25


Please contact :Andra Roxana,  Festival DirectorSocial Change +1 (347) 281-0530

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