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Award-winning Lebanese cinema showcased with two films screening in-person at the Lincoln Center on August 17, and 14 films streaming online

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--Opening at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at The Lincoln Center on August 17 with two feature films, and a VIP reception
--Fourteen additional award-winning favorites will stream online August 18-21
--A panel discussion and two Meet the Filmmakers sessions will be broadcast live


MANHATTAN, N.Y. - Aug. 9, 2021 - PRLog -- SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY  (SRFF) presents Un-Broken: Memory and Identity in Lebanese Cinema marking the first anniversary of the terrible explosion in Beirut. The program kicks off with a special in-person(*) opening on August 17, at the Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center with two hits from Lebanese Cinema, Ziad Doueiri's Oscar-nominated The Insult, at 6:00 PM, and the New York Premiere screening of Oualid Mouaness' latest acclaimed feature 1982 at 8:00 PM, Q&A with the director, followed by a reception.

Un-Broken is organized in partnership with LAU, The Lebanese American University in New York. The series is presented in collaboration with the Cohen Media Group, The Hagop Kevorkian Center at NYU, Nadi Lekol el Nas, IndiePix, SparqFest.Live. The reception is courtesy of Storica Wines and Hayat Catering.

The online slate includes the award-winning feature films Tramontane | Vatche Boulghourjian | 2016, Once Upon a Time in Beirut | Jocelyne Saab | 1995, Little Wars | Maroun Baghdadi | 1982, and Heritages | Philippe Aractingi | 2014.

Documentaries include Shattered Beirut 6:07 | Carole Mansour | 2020, The Armenians of the World | Carmen Labaki | 2017, Tomorrow we Will See | Soraya Umewaka | 2012, Underdown | Sarah Kaskas | 2018, We Made Every Living Thing From Water | Paul Cochrane and Karim Eid-Sabbagh | 2015, as well as shorts by Zayn Alexander, Sabina Botros, Karim Kassem, Adam Jammal, and Ghada Youssef.

A panel discussion on Thursday, August 19 hosted by LAU, and Meet the Filmmakers sessions on August 18 and 20 hosted by SRFF broadcast live, feature filmmakers Nadine Labaki, Philippe Aractingi, Oualid Mouaness, Carol Mansour, Sarah Kaskas, Carmen Labaki, Paul Cochrane,  Soraya Umewaka, Karim Kassem, Zayn Alexander, Sabina Botros, Ghada Youssef, and more...

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(*) state requirements of COVID guidelines and vaccinations will be followed.

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SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York
is one of the 100 best-reviewed film festivals on FilmFreeway.com. Submissions are now open for the ninth annual edition of SRFF which is scheduled to take place in March 2022. SRFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit film festival founded by actress Nora Armani in 2013. The Mission of the SR is to shine the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant™, human interest stories, across a broad range of social issues. The festival was created as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling in media and entertainment. During its first eight years, the festival showcased over 500 films from 35 countries.

Spokespersons and guests of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY include Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Erin Brockovich, Martin Sheen, Pulitzer Prize, and Tony award-winning writer Robert Schenkkan, prolific and best-selling French novelist Marc Levy, Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Guy Davidi, American TV commentator and author Gretchen Carlson, and Liaison Officer of Tibet and the Dalai Lama, Kunga Tashi.

The Lebanese American University's New York Academic Center is a multidisciplinary hub for global educational outreach and cross-cultural dialogue between the Arab World and America. It cultivates a diverse learning environment, fosters academic partnerships, expands the experiences of LAU students and faculty abroad, and increases the global visibility of the University. Central to its activities are public events that engage diverse audiences in topics pertinent to the Middle East.

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