Twenty-nine narrative and documentary films, including three 2016 Oscar contenders, 10 World Premieres, 7 US Premieres and 7 Los Angeles Premieres, will screen at the 29th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli films and television programming in the United States, announced Meir Fenigstein, IFF’s founder and executive director. The extraordinary range of award-winning, critically praised and commercially successful Israeli films and Academy Award contenders will all be celebrated October 28th – November 19th at the Ahrya Fine Arts by Laemmle (Beverly Hills), the Laemmle Music Hall 3 (Beverly Hills), the Laemmle Royal (West Los Angeles), the Laemmle Town Center 5 (Encino) and Laemmle NoHo 7 (North Hollywood), with the Opening Night at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center in the Saban Theatre (Beverly Hills).Details
OAKLAND, Calif. – African immigrants in the Bay Area are upset that many of them have to go through a secondary review process in order to apply for a California driver’s license under AB 60.
But DMV officials say the reason some countries don’t appear on the list of acceptable passports has to do with security requirements, not geography.Details
The 16th Annual Polish Film Festival opened its doors on October 13 to run through to October 22, 2015. Celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers the festival opened with comedic drama THE CITIZEN (Obywatel) by Jerzy Stuhr, Special Jury Award at Gdynia Film Festival, on opening night with a star-studded gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers walked the red carpet at Hollywood’s legendary Egyptian Theatre.Details
Sometimes the best ideas arise from outlandish jokes shared between friends — something so silly and farfetched that you’d never think other people would actually be interested in it, too. That’s how the South Asian American writer and political activist Tanzila Ahmed — who goes by the nickname “Taz” — came to create the wildly popular podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, with collaborator and friend Zahra Noorbakhsh, an Iranian American comedian and writer.Details
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Two years ago, everything seemed to fall into place for Chando Kem, from his mental state to his work and love life.
That was when the Long Beach resident applied for and received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that grants certain undocumented youth temporary relief from deportation, a social security number, and a permit to work.
“Now I’m not afraid to walk anywhere,” said the native of Cambodia who has lived most of his life undocumented.Details
Directed by Adam Friedman and Iain Kennedy, and filmed in Malawi and Sierra Leone, the film spotlights the quest of Ann Gloag, the indefatigable philanthropist and former nurse who drives the movement to save these vulnerable women, and presents the patients as they tell stirring tales of their struggles and triumphs. Everything culminates with the exuberant Gladi Gladi ceremony, a singing and dancing blowout that marks the day the women and girls return home cured.Details
Mahesh Sharma, India’s Culture minister, and a high school in Irving, Texas have more in common than they realise. On the face of it, the two incidents appear poles apart.
Ahmed Mohamed, a fourteen-year-old freshman in a high school in Texas, was handcuffed and detained by police after he took a homemade alarm clock to school to show his engineering teacher. But another teacher thought it looked like a bomb and called the police. The boy in his NASA T-shirt was interrogated and taken to a juvenile detention centre, triggering off a huge row about Islamophobia and stereotyping.Details
A child should not have to die to mobilize governments into credible action.
The photograph of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s body washed ashore, which has mobilized international responses to the ongoing migration crisis in the Mediterranean over the past week, signals two inter-related tragedies: firstly, that of the human loss and suffering that is ongoing in this context, and secondly, that of the dire shortcomings of global and regional good governance of migration.Details
WASHINGTON, D.C. (IANS) — Almost half of Asian Americans are suffering from undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (the highest among all ethnic and racial subgroups studied in the United States), mostly resulting from a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits, a study reveals.Details
London: A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in the U.K. has achieved the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, outwitting physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Lydia Sebastian from Essex has joined the one percent of all entrants to attain the highest mark in the Cattell III B paper supervised by Mensa, the society for people with high IQs.Details