SILK has been awarded Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival. See the full list of awards here.
SILK takes home Outstanding Achievement award at Newport Beach
SILK at NY Shorts Fest in May
SILK will screen at the New York Shorts Fest, May 28-30, at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City.
SILK to screen at two Oscar® qualifying festivals
See SILK at the Louisiana International Film Festival
SILK has been accepted to the Louisiana International Film Festival in Baton Rouge. It will screen at 11:45am on April 20 at the Old State Capitol.
Painful Payment for Afghan Debt: A Daughter, 6
From the New York Times:
As the shadows lengthened around her family’s hut here in one of Kabul’s sprawling refugee camps, a slight 6-year-old girl ran in to where her father huddled with a group of elders near a rusty wood stove. Her father, Taj Mohammad, looked away, his face glum.
“She does not know what is going to happen,” he said softly.
See SILK at the Newport Beach Film Festival
SILK will screen at the Newport Beach Film Festival, 8:30pm, Wednesday, May 1st. We’ll be at the Triangle Square cinema.
SILK accepted to Sarasota Film Festival
Check out SILK at the Sarasota Film Festival, April 5-14 in Sarasota, Florida.
SILK nominated for multiple awards at Madrid Int’l Film Festival
SILK has been accepted to the Madrid International Film Festival, and has been nominated for Best Short Film, Best Actress (Shohreh Aghdashloo), Best Editing (S. Robyn Wilson), and Best Makeup/Hair (Jennifer Zide).
Read more at the festival’s official website.
Woman forced to wed at 15: I saw death
Many Arab women are forced to marry at a very early age, entering life replete with violence and threats in the shadow of much older husbands. ‘It is like a jail, but no one hears you,’ says one.