September 14-15, 2018 SAN ANTONIO | TEXAS
A two day festival hosted in world class venues, for film lovers, through premieres, screenings, photo exhibitions, live performances and open panel conversations.
Free General Admission to all screenings and events
A Netflix Original Film Premiere
Friday, September 14, 2018
The Angel is the true story of Ashraf Marwan, who was Egyptian President Nasser's son-in-law, and special advisor and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat, while simultaneously one of Israeli Intelligence's most precious assets of the 20th century.
The Angel is directed by Ariel Vromen. The cast includes Marwan Kenzari, Hannah Ware, Waleed Farouq Zuaiter, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Sasson Gabay, Miki Leon, Toby Kebbell, Ori Pfeffer, and Slimane Dazi.
Director Raz Degan
Executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio
ITALY | 01:17:00
The Last Shaman is the story of James Freeman, a young man who decides to take matters in his own hands when faced with incurable depression. He undergoes a life-changing journey in the Amazon jungle that brings him a deeper understanding and acceptance of self. Along the way, he experiences the healing properties of the tribal plant medicine Ayahuasca and the world around it.
SATURDAY September 15, 2018 at 07.2O PM
Q&A with the Director will follow
FORUM San Antonio
The LifeArt Forum is an international Forum organized by the LifeArt Festival bringing together humanitarian panels, films, music, art and events. The LifeArt Forum provides an independent platform for debate and collaboration on humanitarian issues and art forms. Its activities include advocacy and projects that deal with humanitarian concerns.
This forum seeks to truly inspire awareness and activism. We will learn from experts on the expansive human trafficking industry, speak with movement leaders, social media activists, investigators, and hear from shelter directors and survivors who will share their stories from rescue to aftercare and recovery.
SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
Sex Trafficking & Social Media
Industry experts in technology and law enforcement discuss sex trafficking online, on-demand, apps, and sexual service advertisements that place children at risk. Thousands of kids are being trafficked off Snapchat and other forms of social media.
The #MeToo Movement
The original purpose of the “MeToo” movement was to empower women through empathy using the phrase as a hashtag to reveal the extent of sexual harassment and assault by how many people have experienced these events.
How to Make a Difference
Leaders, artists, tech and web professionals, musicians, and politicians discuss the current issues affecting humanity, and the past, present, and future of activism and making a difference in the world.
Women Ambassadors Forum
Survivor, Activist, Founder of One Voice For Freedom
Activist and Abolitionist
Director, Actor and cinematographer
Founder Jane TV
Executive Director of Rise Up
County Commissioner, Bexar County TX
YOUTH FORUM San Antonio
The LifeArt Youth Forum seeks to inspire awareness and activism, and offers a unique opportunity for youth to voice their opinions, share ideas, and think together about what they can do to make a difference in their world.
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
2:00 - 2:30 pm | Welcome Session
Author and activist Nicole Bromley sensitively shines a light on sexual abuse, while educating and empowering student audiences to find their voice, and be a solution to an ever growing problem. Sharing her internationally recognized keynote, "Our Little Secret," Nicole uses her own life story to break the silence, and bring hope and healing to others.
2:30 - 3:10 pm | Trafficking & Social Media
Aaron Cohen, Abolitionist and author of The Slave Hunter, speaks to students about online media safety. Through storytelling of real life Sex trafficking rescues, Aaron teaches students how to spot the popular online techniques of predators and traffickers, and how to avoid being cat-fished, scammed or even trafficked while using online media.
3:40 - 4:40 pm | How to Make a Difference
STEFANIE ROOS (Creative Director, Choreographer)
Stefanie worked with Madonna, Ricky Martin, Rihanna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Prince among others, she has also been in charge of choreography or creative direction for major events, TV shows and Award Shows, including the London Olympics 2012, MTV Awards, American Music Awards.
JUSTIN BURKE (singer/songwriter, speaker)
Justin is a university student and social media personality. Through his original music and content, Justin has grown a community of over 1.5 million followers, and over 100 million views across his social media platforms. Justin’s message empowers young people to embrace their uniqueness and live their life with purpose and passion, to become the positive change the world needs!
AN OUTDOOR EVENT AT RIVER WALK PLAZA
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - start at sunset
Join us for a magical evening that starts at sunset at the Tobin River Walk Plaza. Let’s celebrate Life & Art together at a special event with actors, directors, digital influencers, and music lovers.
Meet and greet, enjoy cocktails, and have fun!
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