|Get Real! Wise Women Speak|
Contact: Wendy Milette
MY HERO FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
Los Angeles, CA -- 11/21/11
-- The MY HERO International Film Festival is a continuing platform for
filmmakers all over the world to voice their issues and celebrate the best in
humanity. This marks the seventh year that MY HERO has held its film festival,
but, for the first time ever, the festival will have an Audience Choice Award
category.There are five films nominated in this category.
The film Get Real! Wise
Women Speak by Joni Steele Kimberlin features older women who do incredible
work to benefit their local communities as well as people from all over the
world. Interviewees include women from actress Jane Fonda to Buddhist nun
Tenzin Palmo, as well as everyday women who are simply extraordinary.
|One World One Ocean|
One World One Ocean by MacGillivray Freeman Films highlights the titular
foundation. The brainchild of the MacGillivray family, One World One Ocean
pledges to preserve and protect the ocean from irresponsible actions by human
beings. The foundation hopes to inspire and rally people to join its cause.
|Erica Fernandez: The Tool of Protest|
Erica Fernandez: The Tool
of Protest by the Institute for
Advancing Unity and the Working Group highlights a courageous young girl who
led her local community in a fight against a powerful mining corporation. The
company's plan to run an LNG pipeline through Oxnard was a threat to the health
of the community, and Erica decided she was not going to stand by and watch
Josh by Angelina Cantada tells the story of Josh Vander
Vies. Born without arms or legs, Josh never lets that deter him from striving
for, and achieving his goals. From athletics to education, Josh is a high
achiever who triumphs over whatever obstacles life places in his path.
Sasa by Diane Namm is a film that highlights the
tremendous determination of a young Burmese doctor. Sasa grew up witnessing the
plight of his impoverished village and dreamed of becoming a doctor so he could
help his community. Knowing this, his village pooled together whatever they had
to send him to medical training in Armenia. Now, Sasa has accomplished his
dream, and he's returned to keep his promise.
Anyone can participate in
the voting process for our Audience Choice Award. Start by visiting
myhero.com/start and creating a profile. If you already have an account, then
simply log in.