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San Diego Film Week

San Diego International Film Festival's Global Consciousness track

The San Diego International Film Festival produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, is the region’s premier showcase for outstanding U.S. and International independent filmmaking. The San Diego Intl Film Festival uses film to explore global issues; to create dialog, to encourage self-reflection, and ultimately to develop empathy. Individuals can take in new perspectives and determine how that information might change their own views and actions within their communities.


  1. Bon Voyage

    Marc Wilkins / San Diego International Film Festival's Global Consciousness track / 2016 / 21 mins
    A couple‘s compassion is put to the test when they come across a sinking ship of refugees while on a pleasure trip across the Mediterranean.
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    Global Consciousness- San Diego International Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 16, 2017 6:00 pm


  2. Madaran

    Rayka Zehtabchi / San Diego International Film Festival's Global Consciousness track / Iran, USA / 2016 / Narrative / 10 mins
    An Iranian mother must decide whether to end or spare the life of her son's killer.
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    Global Consciousness- San Diego International Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 16, 2017 6:00 pm


  3. Mine

    Nick Dixon / San Diego International Film Festival's Global Consciousness track / USA / 2016 / 12 mins
    A shepherd in the war-torn Gaza Strip searches for his sheep after they were scattered by wolves. In his search, he steps on an old landmine and has to resolve how to step off without it detonating.
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    Global Consciousness- San Diego International Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 16, 2017 6:00 pm


  4. Out of the Village

    Jonathan Stein / San Diego International Film Festival's Global Consciousness track / Ghana, USA / 2016 / 16 mins
    If it takes a village to raise a child, then what happens when it’s gone?” This gripping portrait explores the social and cultural impact of the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of an orphaned brother and his sister. Starring Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation) and Executive Produced by Bryan Singer (X-Men).
    Plays In:
    Global Consciousness- San Diego International Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 16, 2017 6:00 pm


  5. Global Consciousness -San Diego International Film Festival

    San Diego International Film Festival's Global Consciousness track, Festivals Showcase
    This powerful and timely film series reflects the global issues that we are facing, and reminds us that we are ultimately bound together through human connection.

    In This Program: Madaran, Bon Voyage, Mine, Out of the Village, Zaar

    Global Consciousness- San Diego International Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 16, 2017 6:00 pm


  6. Zaar

    Ibrahim Nada / San Diego International Film Festival's Global Consciousness track / 2016 / 11 mins
    Zaar is a suicide bomber who enters a random diner to bomb himself in a terrorist attack but listening and interacting with the innocent people around him makes him question his intent. Will he be able to do it?!!
    Plays In:
    Global Consciousness- San Diego International Film Festival

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 16, 2017 6:00 pm