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SFGFF at SF Jewish Film Festival: HONORABLE AMBASSADOR

When: August 3, 2013 @ 12:20 PM – 2:15 PM
Where: JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco,CA 94118, USA

Mickey Arbel, Israel’s magnetic ambassador to Cameroon, has worked tirelessly to fulfill his mission to bring Israel’s leading drip irrigation system to the rural villages of the impoverished West African nation. But something is not right: The farmers are not adopting the new technology, despite the fact that it would greatly improve their crops and [...]

SFGFF at SF Jewish Film Festival: RAFEA SOLAR MAMMA

When: August 5, 2013 @ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Where: Calfornia Theater, 2113 Kittredge Street, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

Can an illiterate grandmother from Jordan become a solar engineer? Rafea says, “Yes!” She is a Bedouin woman who lives with her four daughters in one of Jordan’s poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. Rafea is given a chance to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, a unique program where illiterate grandmothers [...]

SFGFF at SF Jewish Film Festival: RAFEA SOLAR MAMMA

When: July 26, 2013 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, Mountain View,CA 94041, USA

Can an illiterate grandmother from Jordan become a solar engineer? Rafea says, “Yes!” She is a Bedouin woman who lives with her four daughters in one of Jordan’s poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. Rafea is given a chance to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, a unique program where illiterate grandmothers [...]

SFGFF at SF Jewish Film Festival: AMERICAN COMMUNE

When: August 11, 2013 @ 6:40 PM – 8:45 PM
Where: Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland,CA 94610, USA

“How about just up and changing?” asks hippie holy man Stephen Gaskin. American Commune tells the story of the Farm, founded by a group led by Gaskin and his wife Ina May, godmother of the modern midwifery movement. For the first time in 20 years, filmmaker sisters Nadine Mundo and Rena Mundo Croshere return to [...]

SFGFF at SF Jewish Film Festival: AMERICAN COMMUNE

When: August 10, 2013 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 4th Street, San Rafael,CA 94901, USA

“How about just up and changing?” asks hippie holy man Stephen Gaskin. American Commune tells the story of the Farm, founded by a group led by Gaskin and his wife Ina May, godmother of the modern midwifery movement. For the first time in 20 years, filmmaker sisters Nadine Mundo and Rena Mundo Croshere return to [...]

SFGFF at SF Jewish Film Festival: AMERICAN COMMUNE

When: July 26, 2013 @ 8:55 PM – 10:45 PM
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco,CA 94114, USA

“How about just up and changing?” asks hippie holy man Stephen Gaskin. American Commune tells the story of the Farm, founded by a group led by Gaskin and his wife Ina May, godmother of the modern midwifery movement. For the first time in 20 years, filmmaker sisters Nadine Mundo and Rena Mundo Croshere return to [...]

SFGFF at J-Pop Festival: HOW TO BUILD A MOBILE HOUSE + architect Kyohei Sakaguchi

When: July 27, 2013 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco,CA 94115, USA

2012 / 98 min / with English Subtitles Directed by Takayoshi Honda Starring: Kyohei Sakaguchi US Premiere With appearance of the featured “Zero Yen” architect Kyohei Sakaguchi himself, the documentary film How to Build a Mobile House makes its U.S. Premiere in his favorite city, San Francisco! Screening attendees will also be invited to his [...]

Free Screening: SCARRED LANDS & WOUNDED LIVES: The Environmental Footprint of War + filmmakers

When: July 9, 2013 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco,CA 94102, USA

Join Global Exchange and Specialty Studios for a screening of SCARRED LANDS AND WOUNDED LIVES The Environmental Footprint of War Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives is a compelling documentary exploring the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war. The film confronts the immensely broad ecological and human ramifications of everything from technological development [...]

SFGFF at SF DocFest: THE LAST OCEAN

When: June 14, 2013 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco,CA 94103, USA

The little-known Ross Sea of Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth. Scientists describe it as our last “living laboratory” that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. As the film’s stunning cinematography suggests, it’s also a place of remote and wild beauty. But fishing vessels have begun to [...]

Festival Kick-Off Screening: TINY – A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL

When: May 22, 2013 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Annie Alley (next to SPUR Urban Center), Annie Street, San Francisco,CA 94105, USA

TINY – A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller, USA, 2013, 62 mins tiny-themovie.com Can living small go big? Fresh off its premiere at SXSW 2013, TINY, a film about families living in homes smaller than a parking space and one couple’s attempts to build a similarly scaled house for themselves, will [...]

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