Inspire Film Festival Kickoff Event
Inspire Film Festival will host a kickoff event to launch its official move from The Woodlands to Houston. The evening will serve as an introduction to the new setting and an opportunity for supporters to experience what the festival has to offer.
The evening will feature a screening of The Interpreters, an award-winning documentary about the journey of Afghan and Iraqi interpreters - who played a key role in enabling communication between locals and U.S. troops - as they attempt to escape the violence of the region as American involvement decreases. The interpreters and their families face difficult decisions as they wait for amnesty paperwork or attempt alternative, dangerous escape routes.
In true Inspire Film Festival fashion, the viewer experience doesn’t end as the lights come up at the end of the film. In partnership with Combined Arms, a nonprofit dedicated to serving veterans and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) recipients, interpreters who have resettled in Houston as well as some of the veterans with whom they served will be in attendance as a testament to how powerful and close to home these stories truly are.