Susan Sarandon to Promote Social Issue Documentaries

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Susan Sarandon

Along with filmmaker Thomas Morgan, the actress is partnering with the San Diego Film Festival for the Social Justice Initiative.

Susan Sarandon and filmmaker Thomas Morgan and their new company Reframed Pictures are partnering with the San Diego Film Festival to create the Social Justice Initiative, a panel making its inaugural appearance at this year’s festival as a platform for documentary films devoted to social issues.

SDFF, which runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, will hold a Social Documentary panel and workshop on Oct. 2. Film critics Jeffrey Lyons and Ben Lyons will moderate the panel, which will include Kweku Mandela of Out of Africa Films; Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda); Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army); Jack Robbins (Storied Streets) and Morgan (Waiting for Mamu).

“Following last year’s great success, we are thrilled to continue to grow and strengthen the festival with the help of our partners at Reframed Pictures," said SDFF vp programming Tonya Mantooth. “We are honored to have Susan and her fellow filmmakers join the fold.”

SDFF is produced by the nonprofit San Diego Film Foundation.