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World Culture Film Fest Set To Debut In LA

World Culture Film Fest Set To Debut In LA

World Culture Film Fest Set To Debut In LA

India-West Staff Reporter
– The inaugural World Culture Film Festival is scheduled to take place from July 25-28, here. This event aims to bring stories from around the globe that elevate human consciousness through the art of cinema.

Hosted by the Art of Living Foundation and in partnership with USC, the festival is inspired by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who has motivated millions worldwide with his vision of a stress-free, violence-free world.

The four-day program will kick off with the feature film The Monk and The Gun by Bhutan-born writer and director Pawo Choyning Dorji, who gained acclaim with his 2019 Oscar-nominated film, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom.

Over 60 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Mexico, Tibet, Japan, Germany, and Brazil, will participate, with more than 60 films in competition. Notable films include:

Our Voice, Our Heart by Justin Grant and Laurens Goud (2024 Golden Doc Winner, Asia & Australia); Dosh by Radha Mehta (2024 Slamdance George Starks Spirit Award Winner); Makayla’s Voice: A Letter to the World by Julio Palacio (2024 Tribeca Best Short Documentary); Crown by Dash Kolos; Last Call by Harry Holland, starring Tom Holland; Perfect Days by Oscar nominee Wim Wenders which will be the festival’s closing night film.

The films will be showcased in person at USC’s Ray Stark Theater and the newly reopened Downtown Independent Theater, as well as online on EOFlix.

Leading the festival team are executive directors Anabelle D. Munro and Sej Saraiya. Munro is the CEO and founder of the ETHOS Film Awards and Institute and an award-winning director, writer, and producer at Blue Boots Entertainment. Saraiya is an award-winning visual artist focusing on indigenous narratives, serves on the board of the Garifuna Indigenous Film Festival, contributes to the Topanga Film Festival, and holds a Master of Fine Arts from USC. Jatin Chaurasia, the driving force behind the festival, is an accomplished executive producer with a 20-year background in entrepreneurship and is the CEO of Sumeru Inc. and Sumeru Studios.

For more information: www.worldculturefilmfestival.org

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