PEERY FILM FESTIVAL

Documenting social change, one frame at a time. Hosted by brigham young university's Ballard CenteR.

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Green Book

Voted 2019 Best Picture, Green Book follows a working-class Italian-American bouncer as he is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class African-American pianist, on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

 
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True Justice

Documents Bryan Stevenson's tireless advocacy for a more equitable criminal justice system. It sheds light on how American courts have unfairly and systematically administered the death penalty according to the race of the defendant.

 
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The Inventor

Featured at Sundance and nominated for an Emmy, this film revolves around Elizabeth Holmes—the youngest self-made female billionaire—and her fraudulent medical technology company Theranos.

 

 
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At the Heart of Gold

In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. Tribeca alum Erin Lee Carr's unflinching documentary unpacks the scandal, its cover-up, and aftermath, while giving voice to the survivors. Rated 8.1 on IMDB.

A professional psychologist will be present during each showing and available afterwards for Q&A.

 
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The Midnight Traveler

Come see why Midnight Traveler won sixteen awards including the Sundance Film Festival “World Cinema Documentary.” Filmed on an iPhone, viewers will see first hand the plight of a refugee family. When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili's head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters.

Director and Editor Emelie Mahdavian will speak at 5:00 on Nov 6 in 250 KMBL.

 
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Biggest Little Farm

Winner of eleven awards and a rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, Biggest Little Farm follows documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly. Watch this duo as they quit their jobs and work to develop a sustainable organic farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Come see why fans are saying, “Mother Nature has never been more inspiring.”

 

 
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The Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic tells the story of a nun’s vision that lead to the creation of the number one overall hospital in the United States. In addition viewers will see inspiring accounts of patients that survived medical challenges against all odds. Come see why this unique medical institution is called a "Medical Mecca," the "Supreme Court of Medicine," and the "place for hope where there is no hope." Rated 8.1 on IMDB.

 
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Ice on Fire

Can we save the environment? Ice on Fire, produced by Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Leila Conners, is an eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis.

 
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Price of Free

Winner of the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, rated 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, and nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary.

Learn how Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Kailash Satyarthi, built a global movement to rescue children from slavery.

 

 
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, and the human condition. This meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

 
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Changemaker Film Competition

Student Film Competition that rewards creative storytelling about social problems and their solutions.

 
 

 

OTHER FESTIVAL EVENTS

 
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CHANGEMAKER FAIR

Come and discover how you can use your skill-sets to create impactful change in the world! Booths, swag, and a drawing for a travel voucher!

When: 5 Nov, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Where: WSC Garden Court

 

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