SR Socially Relevant Film Festival

Mother of Tibetans

“Mother of Tibetans”, © courtesy of Niklas Goslar and SR - Socially Relevant Film Festival NY

04.06.2020 - Article

SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York - 7th edition - ONLINE June 18-28

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SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York - 7th edition - ONLINE June 18-28

SOur long time collaboration partner SRFF was founded in 2013 by actress/filmmaker Nora Armani in a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling. SRFF is a non-profit 501(c)3 film festival whose mission is the promotion of filmmakers who produce socially relevant™ film content. Close to 350 films from 35 countries have been screened to date. Spokespersons of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY include Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Erin Brockovich, Martin Sheen, Pulitzer Prize, and Tony award-winner Robert Schenkkan, best-selling French novelist Marc Levy, Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Guy Davidi, American TV person and author Gretchen Carlson.

This year the festival presents one German film “Mother of Tibetans”:

MOTHER OF TIBETANS | New York Premiere
Niklas Goslar | Germany (Germany, India, Poland) | 2018 | 90'

A woman decides to have a meaningful life after entering the pension age. For 30 years, Irmtraut Wäger headed German Aid to Tibetans and helped the Dalai Lama and Tibetans in exile. She collected about 30 million Euros in donations and took care of over 5,000 Tibetan godchildren. Furthermore, she facilitated the construction of schools, hospitals, kindergartens, and old people's homes all over India. Today Irmtraut Wäger is seen as a shining example of successful refugee relief, and this is her story.

The film will stream for 48 hours starting Friday the 26th of June at 5:00 pm to Sunday the 28th of June 5:00 pm. And it will be accessible by a password that the Festival will email to thier patrons. The more detailed information will be posted on Festival’s website: SRFF

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