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From Baghdad to The Bay is a documentary that follows the journey of an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the US military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, tortured by the U.S. and ostracized from his family and country, Ghazwan Alsharif struggles to rebuild his life in the United States while coming out as an openly gay man.

Screenings

Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Tiburon Film Society

Free Screening

The Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) is an annual event, which seeks to provide a greater understanding of the world and its many cultures through the artistic medium of film, and through the top quality films from around the world. TIFF wishes to enhance tolerance between people of all backgrounds. Its goal is one of cultural enrichment and heightened cultural awareness, and to create a platform for the independent filmmakers to express their talent and vision from any nation. TIFF strongly believes in its motto: Understanding the World through Film(®.


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Sep
25
6:15 PM18:15

Oakland International Film Festival

ABOUT THE OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The mission of The Oakland International Film Festival is to promote independent films and the filmmakers that make them.

The Oakland International Film Festival is an annual showcase of independent films from around the world including films “Made in Oakland”. Typically held at various venues in the City of Oakland, The Oakland International Film Festival consists of film screenings, workshops/panels, special events and parties.

Additionally, throughout the year, The Oakland Film Society hosts various networking events/screenings to keep Oakland engaged with the independent film community and the stories they tell.

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May
23
5:30 PM17:30

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY

  • San Francisco Public Library: Koret Auditorium (map)
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Ghazwan Alsharif and Director Erin Palmquist will be in attendance.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Co-sponsored by the Buchting Family Fund and the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center.

Queer Arts Showcase is a program series by community activist Francisco Buchting, offering opportunities for Queer youth to be exposed to Queer arts and culture.

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Apr
15
9:50 AM09:50

ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - SCREENING #5

 
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ABOUT THE ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is five days of the highest quality independent film in this historic town the Washington Post called "a dream you'll never want to leave."  Every Spring, Southern Oregon is buzzing with the excitement of the AIFF.  Over 7000 film lovers gather at the art-deco Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch over 100 documentary, feature, and short films in five days. Filmmakers from around the world engage with the audience after each screening and at festival events such as Opening Night Bash, the AfterLounge, and Awards Celebration, which include local wine, beer, and gourmet food. Special guests have included Chris Cooper, Lynn Shelton, James Ivory, Ty Burrell, Albert Maysles, Barbara Kopple, Helen Hunt, and Bruce Campbell. The Ashland Independent Film Festival: Celebrating the diversity of human experience through the art of independent film—enriching, educating and inspiring audiences of all ages.

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Apr
14
9:10 PM21:10

ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - SCREENING #4

 
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ABOUT THE ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is five days of the highest quality independent film in this historic town the Washington Post called "a dream you'll never want to leave."  Every Spring, Southern Oregon is buzzing with the excitement of the AIFF.  Over 7000 film lovers gather at the art-deco Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch over 100 documentary, feature, and short films in five days. Filmmakers from around the world engage with the audience after each screening and at festival events such as Opening Night Bash, the AfterLounge, and Awards Celebration, which include local wine, beer, and gourmet food. Special guests have included Chris Cooper, Lynn Shelton, James Ivory, Ty Burrell, Albert Maysles, Barbara Kopple, Helen Hunt, and Bruce Campbell. The Ashland Independent Film Festival: Celebrating the diversity of human experience through the art of independent film—enriching, educating and inspiring audiences of all ages.

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Apr
13
12:30 PM12:30

ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - SCREENING #3

 
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ABOUT THE ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is five days of the highest quality independent film in this historic town the Washington Post called "a dream you'll never want to leave."  Every Spring, Southern Oregon is buzzing with the excitement of the AIFF.  Over 7000 film lovers gather at the art-deco Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch over 100 documentary, feature, and short films in five days. Filmmakers from around the world engage with the audience after each screening and at festival events such as Opening Night Bash, the AfterLounge, and Awards Celebration, which include local wine, beer, and gourmet food. Special guests have included Chris Cooper, Lynn Shelton, James Ivory, Ty Burrell, Albert Maysles, Barbara Kopple, Helen Hunt, and Bruce Campbell. The Ashland Independent Film Festival: Celebrating the diversity of human experience through the art of independent film—enriching, educating and inspiring audiences of all ages.

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Apr
12
6:40 PM18:40

ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - SCREENING #2

 
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ABOUT THE ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is five days of the highest quality independent film in this historic town the Washington Post called "a dream you'll never want to leave."  Every Spring, Southern Oregon is buzzing with the excitement of the AIFF.  Over 7000 film lovers gather at the art-deco Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch over 100 documentary, feature, and short films in five days. Filmmakers from around the world engage with the audience after each screening and at festival events such as Opening Night Bash, the AfterLounge, and Awards Celebration, which include local wine, beer, and gourmet food. Special guests have included Chris Cooper, Lynn Shelton, James Ivory, Ty Burrell, Albert Maysles, Barbara Kopple, Helen Hunt, and Bruce Campbell. The Ashland Independent Film Festival: Celebrating the diversity of human experience through the art of independent film—enriching, educating and inspiring audiences of all ages.

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Apr
11
12:10 PM12:10

Ashland Independent Film Festival - Screening #1

 
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ABOUT THE ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is five days of the highest quality independent film in this historic town the Washington Post called "a dream you'll never want to leave."  Every Spring, Southern Oregon is buzzing with the excitement of the AIFF.  Over 7000 film lovers gather at the art-deco Varsity Theatre, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch over 100 documentary, feature, and short films in five days. Filmmakers from around the world engage with the audience after each screening and at festival events such as Opening Night Bash, the AfterLounge, and Awards Celebration, which include local wine, beer, and gourmet food. Special guests have included Chris Cooper, Lynn Shelton, James Ivory, Ty Burrell, Albert Maysles, Barbara Kopple, Helen Hunt, and Bruce Campbell. The Ashland Independent Film Festival: Celebrating the diversity of human experience through the art of independent film—enriching, educating and inspiring audiences of all ages.

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Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

 
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Ghazwan Alsharif, Director Erin Palmquist and Composer William Ryan Fritch will be in attendance.

ABOUT THE SEBASTOPOL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

Designed for independent documentary filmmakers–the voices of our culture–SDFF enters its 11th year. It is the year of Destination: DOCS where films and their directors will converge on this small town in Northern California to share their stories.

We present these films to engage our community and stimulate critical thinking. DOCS have the power to catapult adventurous spirits on explorations to the edge of the world and into deepest chasms of the heart.

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Mar
30
5:30 PM17:30

SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 
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Director Erin Palmquist will be in attendance.

ABOUT THE SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Now in the 22nd year, the Sonoma International Film Festival (March 27 - 31, 2019) takes place in the heart of Northern California's Wine Country and will feature more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema, and short films. All films are shown at intimate venues within walking distance of Sonoma's historic plaza. The Festival is dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world and inspiring film lovers.

This unique 5-day event offers world-class cuisine from local artisans and exceptional wine from Sonoma vintners. Renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, the beloved Robin Williams and Danny Glover have walked the festival red carpet and enjoyed its intimate ambiance.

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Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

qFLIX Philadelphia

 
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ABOUT qFLIX Philadelphia

qFLIX Philadelphia is a production of qFLIX USA, Inc. Founded in 2014, qFLIX is rooted in 25 years of LGBTQ+ film festival leadership. We believe that experiencing our voices, stories and visions on film from around the world, from birth to death, from the loved to the loveless, from youth to maturity, lifts us forward as individuals and as a community. Film as an international language allows us to foster, support, and give access to independent filmmakers and to encourage and nurture youth in the art of filmmaking. Queer film inspires the imagination and encourages the journey of discovery and acceptance by both the ever-growing region’s LGBTQ+ and the mainstream communities.


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Mar
2
11:30 AM11:30

Durango Film Festival - Screening #2, Colorado

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ABOUT THE DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL:

Durango Film brings a community together with independent filmmakers for the unique opportunity to experience and discuss global, innovative and diverse films. People who have attended our festival find Durango, Colorado to be one of the best venues for film and fun. With the spring ski season in full swing during the festival dates, there is no shortage of activity for film goers. Join us every year for our film festival in a town in Southwest Colorado that “ought to be in your pictures!”

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Mar
1
3:00 PM15:00

Durango Film Festival - Screening #1, Colorado

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ABOUT THE DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL:

Durango Film brings a community together with independent filmmakers for the unique opportunity to experience and discuss global, innovative and diverse films. People who have attended our festival find Durango, Colorado to be one of the best venues for film and fun. With the spring ski season in full swing during the festival dates, there is no shortage of activity for film goers. Join us every year for our film festival in a town in Southwest Colorado that “ought to be in your pictures!”

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Feb
17
2:30 PM14:30

DOC EDGE PRIDE: Screening #2

Our international premiere!

ABOUT DOC EDGE PRIDE:

Doc Edge is delighted to announce this year’s Doc Edge Pride Festival, a selection of LGBTQ+ film screenings at the Auckland Art Gallery from 15-17 February 2019.

From the hedonistic trip of Studio 54 to the equal rights movement for trans equality in the military, this selection of films provides insights into queer culture that are an essential addition to the celebration of the 2019 Auckland Pride Festival.

Continuing our commitment to the transformative power of documentaries, we have curated a programme of ten exceptional films that will have audiences laughing, crying and finding meaning in the trials and tribulations of queer life in both a historic and contemporary context.

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Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

DOC EDGE PRIDE: Screening #1

Our international premiere!

ABOUT DOC EDGE PRIDE:

Doc Edge is delighted to announce this year’s Doc Edge Pride Festival, a selection of LGBTQ+ film screenings at the Auckland Art Gallery from 15-17 February 2019.

From the hedonistic trip of Studio 54 to the equal rights movement for trans equality in the military, this selection of films provides insights into queer culture that are an essential addition to the celebration of the 2019 Auckland Pride Festival.

Continuing our commitment to the transformative power of documentaries, we have curated a programme of ten exceptional films that will have audiences laughing, crying and finding meaning in the trials and tribulations of queer life in both a historic and contemporary context.

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Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

HUMAN DIGNITY Screening in Stanford, CA

  • Stanford University Campus - Trancos House (map)
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Camera as Witness program presents HUMAN DIGNITY series
co-presented with the Trancos Equity & Social Justice Initiative and Stanford Film Society

Following the screening there will be a discussion with the filmmaker Erin Palmquist and Trancos Graduate Fellow, Matthew Clarke, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF. 

Free and open to the general public.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Community Cinema screening

Presented by CFI Education

ABOUT CFI EDUCATION
CFI Education offers free annual screenings for school groups and their families, as well as several cinema-centric programs for Bay Area children, teens & adults that include hands-on filmmaking workshops and seminars that introduce students to the power of film as a communication tool with the ability to build bridges of understanding within communities and throughout the world.

The popular Community Cinema documentary film series brings people of all ages together for screenings and community-driven conversations. We invite local residents, school groups and organizations to learn about and discuss important issues and newsworthy topics. Meet new people, share stories, and join the conversation.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Ojai Film Festival Screening #2

Please join us for one of our two screenings at the Ojai Film Festival!

The Ojai Film Festival provides audiences a diverse lineup of titles from around the world. Past entries have represented over 43 countries. Ojai’s growing importance on the festival circuit is reflected in the fact that legendary Hollywood producer Peter Guber told the audience at a recent Toronto International Film Festival that “Ojai is the next Telluride.”

Now in its 18th year, the festival continues its commitment to enriching the human spirit by seeking out important films that in some way uplift people, help audiences feel good about being members of the human race or encourage them to live meaningful lives inspired by the examples of others.

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Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

Ojai Film Festival Screening #1

Please join us for one of our two screenings at the Ojai Film Festival!

Director, Erin Palmquist will be in attendance for this screening.

The Ojai Film Festival provides audiences a diverse lineup of titles from around the world. Past entries have represented over 43 countries. Ojai’s growing importance on the festival circuit is reflected in the fact that legendary Hollywood producer Peter Guber told the audience at a recent Toronto International Film Festival that “Ojai is the next Telluride.”

Now in its 18th year, the festival continues its commitment to enriching the human spirit by seeking out important films that in some way uplift people, help audiences feel good about being members of the human race or encourage them to live meaningful lives inspired by the examples of others.

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Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Arab Film Festival Screening #2 - Oakland

 
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The much anticipate and long-awaited day has finally arrived! We are deeply honored to share that From Baghdad To The Bay will have its San Francisco and Oakland Premieres with the Arab Film Festival! Co-presented by Human Rights Watch San Francisco and the International Rescue Committee in Northern California, these two very special screenings are not to be missed. And... stay tuned for after-party details coming soon!

The Arab Film Festival is the Nation’s Oldest and Largest Festival of Arab Films!

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Oct
17
6:15 PM18:15

Arab Film Festival Screening #1 - San Francisco

Co-presented by Human Rights Watch

 
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The much anticipate and long-awaited day has finally arrived! We are deeply honored to share that From Baghdad To The Bay will have its San Francisco and Oakland Premieres with the Arab Film Festival! Co-presented by Human Rights Watch San Francisco and the International Rescue Committee in Northern California, these two very special screenings are not to be missed. And... stay tuned for after-party details coming soon!

The Arab Film Festival is the Nation’s Oldest and Largest Festival of Arab Films!

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Oct
14
2:15 PM14:15

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL - Screening #2, Mill Valley

 
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From Baghdad To The Bay is thrilled to be an official selection at the Mill Valley Film Festival

We are honored to have been selected, along with six other powerful films, for Mill Valley's Active Cinema Initiative. Join us and our incredible community partners, Human Rights Watch San Francisco and The LGBT Asylum Project - Center for Immigrant Protection, who will be co-presenting and sharing the extremely important work they are doing.

ABOUT THE MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
The Mill Valley Film Festival is an eleven-day, internationally acclaimed cinema event presenting a wide variety of new films from around the world.

The festival has an impressive track record of launching new films and new filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a filmmakers’ festival by celebrating the best in American independent and foreign films, along side high-profile and prestigious award contenders.

Each year the festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers, representing more than 50 countries. Screening sections include World Cinema; US Cinema; Valley of the Docs; Children’s FilmFest; a daily shorts program; and Active Cinema, MVFF’s activist films initiative. Festival guests also enjoy Tributes, Spotlights and Galas throughout.

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Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL - Screening #1, San Rafael

  • The Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (map)
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From Baghdad To The Bay is thrilled to be an official selection at the Mill Valley Film Festival

We are honored to have been selected, along with six other powerful films, for Mill Valley's Active Cinema Initiative. Join us and our incredible community partners, Human Rights Watch San Francisco and The LGBT Asylum Project - Center for Immigrant Protection, who will be co-presenting and sharing the extremely important work they are doing.

ABOUT THE MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
The Mill Valley Film Festival is an eleven-day, internationally acclaimed cinema event presenting a wide variety of new films from around the world.

The festival has an impressive track record of launching new films and new filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a filmmakers’ festival by celebrating the best in American independent and foreign films, along side high-profile and prestigious award contenders.

Each year the festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers, representing more than 50 countries. Screening sections include World Cinema; US Cinema; Valley of the Docs; Children’s FilmFest; a daily shorts program; and Active Cinema, MVFF’s activist films initiative. Festival guests also enjoy Tributes, Spotlights and Galas throughout.

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

GI Film Festival (Award Nominee)

San Diego here we come! From Baghdad to The Bay to screen at the GI Film Festival San Diego! Join us for an evening of inspiring film and conversation. Director Erin Palmquist and Ghazwan Alsharif will be in attendance with a special guest! 

We are excited to share that From Baghdad to The Bay is an official AWARD NOMINEE for the BEST FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILMMAKER AWARD at the GI Film Festival, San Diego!

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Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

United Nations Association Film Festival Press Conference

We are honored to have been selected to kick off the United Nations Association Film Festival's 21st year!

Director, Erin Palmquist and Executive Producer, Frances Reid will be in attendance. 

UNAFF 2018 will screen 60 documentaries for eleven days October 18-28 spotlighting current events from across the globe including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, North Korea, Palestine, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Spain, Syria, UK, Uruguay and the US. The theme for this year's festival is 'Tomorrow?'

SPEAKER:
Jasmina Bojic
Founder and Executive Director, United Nations Association Film Festival

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