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On Dec. 8, join the Metropolitan NY Chapter of the US National Committee to UN Women for a reception, film and conversation of utmost importance right now, with a powerful panelist lineup - all on a night to wear orange to end violence against women. Narrated by Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, I Am Jane Doe chronicles the battle American mothers are waging on behalf of their daughters trafficked for commercial sex on Backpage.com, formerly owned by Village Voice Media. Followed by Q&A with renowned leaders in the fight against human trafficking, Dorchen Leidholdt, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, Rev. Que English, Bronx Clergy Criminal Justice Roundtable and Shandra Woworuntu, Mentari & U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. “Orange the World” Reception at 6 PM followed by 7 PM screening and Q&A. Takes place at SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd St.). Tickets are $20. Buy tickets.

NYWIFT member Joan Caspi wrote and produced Shit Happens, directed by Robert Freedman, which will screen at The NY Dog Film Festival on Dec. 10. Dog owners remember that moment when you forgot a poop bag? Shit Happens brings you back to that awkward moment. Buy tickets.

Parcademia will have their first NYC festival on Dec. 16 at Gallery MC (545 W. 52nd St, 8th Floor). The first annual AddAMovie Film Festival is a result of a multiyear running end-of-semester film screening, which organically outgrew itself! Their signature casual style presentation, with the authors (directors and composers) available to give an insight to their work and the process, is part screening, part networking opportunity in the heart of Manhattan and is a must for film lovers and film industry people alike. See the schedule. Use discount code AddACode for $5 off when you buy tickets online.