Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) 2011
The Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) will hold its 14th annual installment at the Bellmore Movies from Thursday, July 7 through Thursday, July 14, 2011. There will be screenings of more than 115 films from around the world, and many of these are documentaries.
While critically acclaimed short and feature-length, student and animated films will be shown, the abundance of documentaries and foreign films will take the lead this year. The Irish/Bosnian film, As If I Am Not There, will be the official opening night feature on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 7 p.m.
The film realistically portrays the atrocities that occurred during the Bosnian/Serbian war. The film opened at the Toronto Film Festival and has won many awards at major film festivals worldwide.
Documentaries to be screened cover subjects including how a community comes together to honor their wounded warriors; how Burmese citizens suffer adverse conditions in their native home; how a family has to collect cans to survive after the father becomes unemployed; and how a high school football team from Dearborn, Michigan prepares for its big crosstown rivalry game during the last ten days of Ramadan.