Arts Engine presents Media That Matters: More than a Festival on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. This year’s festival includes a spectacular line up of 12 jury selected short films (each 12 minutes or less) on issues of social and environmental concern.
Exiled in America won Working Films’ Changemaker Award, a prize we bestow annually. This moving piece explores immigration issues in the United States related to detention and deportation from the point of view of five siblings struggling to live in America after their mother was deported to Mexico.
The festival will kick off a full year of action tied to the films aimed at making positive impact around the globe. The films will be made available in their entirety online and distributed on DVD for use in community based screenings. Organize a screening where you live! Visit www.mediathatmattersfest.org for more information, take action links, and a DIY guide to using films to inspire change.