“La Mission” – directed by Peter Bratt, and starring Benjamin Bratt, Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Jesse Borrego and Talisa Soto Bratt – is set to open the 6th Annual Artivist Film Festival on Tuesday December 1, at 8:00 pm
Artivist is the first international film festival and awards dedicated to addressing Human Rights, Children’s Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Rights. Its mission is to strengthen the voice of advocate artists – “Artivists” – while raising public awareness for social global causes.
This year’s festival will take place December 1-5 at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood (6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA, 90028), home of the American Cinematheque, screening over 40 independent, narratives, documentaries, shorts, and experimental films from around the globe. The festival concludes with the 2009 Artivist Awards – honoring those artists whose exemplary work in their community stands out as a shining example of one person’s ability to change the world for the better, The Artivist Awards have also paid tribute to such highly regarded international organizations as Amnesty International, the Humane Society of the United States, Global Green, Greenpeace, Prevent Child Abuse America, and Child Welfare League of America – on Saturday, December 5.