2019 Scheduled Events

Impact Humanity Television and Film Festival
Date Time Details Location Synopses
October 12
7PM Special Screening
By Nadine Labaki
150 minutes
National Assembly Park
19 Marshal Baghramyan Ave
Capernaum tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the crime of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year old adult fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, where he meets Ethiopian migrant worker Rahil, who provides him with shelter and food, as Zain takes care of her baby son Yonas in return. Zain later gets jailed for committing a violent crime, and finally seeks justice in a courtroom.
October 13
7PM Special Screening
The Rebound
By Shaina Koren
76 minutes
The Loft
3 Moskovyan Street
Miami is a city known for its sports and diversity. For the Miami Heat Wheels, it is a city of opportunity, second chances, and a call to win – against all odds. The Rebound is a real account of the Heat Wheels’ quest during the year following a defeat at the national championships. Like many other community-supported wheelchair basketball programs across the nation, the players push their way through each season – often unsure if they’ll have what it takes to make it to the next step.
October 15
10AM Conference for Impact Humanity Television & Film Festival
How to bring TV and Movie Production to Armenia and how to export your product around the world.
VIP speakers:
-David McKenzie
-Dan Goldman
-Jacob Mayberry
-Aram Torosyan
EVIL TOUCH to be screened during the panel.
1 Amiryan St, Yerevan 0010, Armenia
2:30PM Special Screening
The Choice
By Sergey Sarkisov
30 minutes
Moscow Cinema
18 Abovyan St
New Armenian government who became the people’s choice started to transform the former Soviet republic into a true member of democratic world.
Screening of Winning TV Episodic – Born and Raised in the Ghetto (23 minutes) and Winning
Narrative Feature Film – Amaraica (94 minutes)
Q+A after screening
117 minutes.
Moscow Cinema
18 Abovyan St
Born and Raised in the Ghetto – is a three-part documentary mini-series about urban life in African slums. Each film portrays a slum neighborhood, focusing on urban characteristics, architecture, culture, and everyday life.
Amaraica – A young immigrant seeks to obtain his papers through a fraudulent marriage but is thwarted from his goal when his ex-girlfriend shows up nine months pregnant, trouble ensues when he becomes a new father at the onset of the US governments ‘Zero Tolerance’ child separation policy.
6:30PM Special Screening
The Heart of Nuba
By Kenneth Carlson
85 minutes
Dr. Tom Catena (Aurora Prize Laureate) in attendance
Q+A after the film
120 minutes total
Moscow Cinema
18 Abovyan St
American doctor Tom Catena dedicates his life to treating patients in the Nuba Mountains of war-torn Sudan.
*Global Impact Award to be presented to Director Kenneth Carlson.
October 16
Screening of Winning Documentary Shorts and TV Stories – Dream Mountain (8 minutes), TV
Specials – Terror, Source of Fear (60 minutes) and Winning Documentary Features – Burkinabè Rising: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso (72 minutes) + Armenian Short Out of
Competition – Tombé (19 minutes)
Q+A after Screening
157 minutes
Moscow Cinema
18 Abovyan St
Dream Mountain – A brief look into the lives and dreams of children from one of the most dangerous and largest ghettos of Latin America.

Terror, Source of Fear – Filmmaker and brand-new father Camiel Zwart searches for an answer to the rising fear of terror that keeps Europe in its grasp. How can he prevent transferring his own fear to his newborn son? ‘Terror, source of fear’ is a documentary that shines a new light on this growing culture of fear within our society. How can we learn to deal with these feelings in a positive way?

Burkinabè Rising: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso – A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, killed in a coup d’état led by his best friend and advisor Blaise Compaoré, who then ruled the country as an autocrat for 27 years, til a massive popular insurrection led to his removal. Today, the spirit of resistance and political change is mightier than ever and it permeates every aspect of the Burkinabè life. It is an inspiration, not only to Africa, but to the rest of the world.

Tombé – Kara works in the «Goldfish» eatery all day long washing dishes. Her life has become a closed circle of grey days far from the colors of the big city. Every day she walks home alone at night. She saves money for family. But one night an unexpected incident changes her daily routine.
*Special Award presented to Diana Kardumyan for outstanding local production. (People’s Award).