THE UNLONELY FILM FESTIVAL: BEST OF FEST

Sister Hearts

After spending 13 years imprisoned, Maryam Henderson-Uloho has now dedicated her life to helping other women.

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Talking with others about a shared arts experience can enrich our perspectives. Watch this video to explore the film’s meaning and major themes a bit more.

Meet the Filmmaker

Mohammad Gorjestani is an Iranian-American filmmaker. His films have screened at festivals worldwide, and have been featured by publications such as VICE and The Guardian. He was named to Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2014, and is a 2x recipient of the San Francisco Film Society’s KRF Filmmaking Grant for his feature in development.

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How does the film change your perspective on what addiction can look like? When nothing outwardly seems wrong, how can we check-in with friends and family to make sure they’re coping and have someone to confide in?

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  1. Anonymous

    This film is very touching & enlightening

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  2. Deborah

    The fact that the system is designed for resitavism. This is a model program that highlights a solution. What better answers to be found than from reaching back, from the inside out. Well done, sister.

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  3. Sassy

    Thank you for making this film! Loved it! So powerful, so educational want another film that interviews the ladies more in depth. All their lives are so interesting.

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  4. Anonymous

    Thank you sharing this story of redemption and the efforts of one person coming from a position of despair and great need to uplift others in similar situations. It makes me want to do what I can to help, too.

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  5. Anonymous

    Enjoyed the film. I liked how they connected finding their own value after prison while finding and assigning value to objects that others have thrown away.

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  6. NIcole Marie

    I ran across this film by accident and what a treat. This film is so powerful the message is very strong and positive.I felt like I could have watched for another hour. Thanks for making this film and bringing awareness to the community.

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