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Access Extended: CLICK HERE to Access On Demand Replays of our 2021 Programs through July 25th That's a wrap! Thank you to
everyone who joined us for our
2021 Programs. If you missed
anything, On Demand Replays
with Closed Captioning are
Windrider Virtual Film Forum July 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16 July 8–10
& 15–16

Welcome to the Windrider Bay Area Virtual Film Forum: July 8–10 & 15–16. Five days of Windrider programs looking at the world through THE LENS OF HOPE.

We’re continuing our goal of bringing you thoughtful, inspiring films that motivate you to respond actively and constructively. Our “Lens of Hope” filter invites you to engage and listen as a filmmaker tells you a story, showing constructive responses to important issues. Through these films and the filmmaker conversations, we believe we can broaden understanding of ourselves and others, break down barriers of indifference, and encourage people to make a difference in our world.

Carterland Poster

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Film and Filmmaker Q&A Livestream at 6:00pm PT

River City Drumbeat Film Poster

River City Drumbeat
Friday, July 9, 2021
Film and Filmmaker Q&A Livestream at 6:00pm PT

3 Short Film Program Poster

Short Film Program
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Knocking Down The Fences Film and Q&A at 11:30am PT, Tree #3 Film and Q&A at 3:00pm PT, and Red Horizon Film and Q&A at 6:00pm PT

Rising Phoenix Film Poster - Netflix

Rising Phoenix
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Watch the Film on Netflix (Subscription Required)
Filmmaker Q&A Livestream at 6pm PT on July 15

Giving Voice Film Poster - Netflix

Giving Voice
Friday, July 16, 2021
Watch the Film on Netflix (Subscription Required)
Filmmaker Q&A and Panel Discussion Livestream at 6pm PT on July 16

How Does Windrider Select Films?

Every year, we attend independent film festivals across the country looking for films that explore our common humanity through THE LENS OF HOPE.  The films we chose will take you on a journey of the heart, mind and soul.  In a culture dominated by noise and dialogue that can be polarizing and divisive, Windrider seeks to create space for productive conversation.

We encourage you to purchase a Windrider Bay Area Event Pass for full access to our 2021 program, allowing you to explore topics or causes that may be unfamiliar at first, but will open your mind to a new and compassionate view of our world.

Welcome to Windrider Bay Area 2021!

For the first time, we will feature 7 films and conversations premiering over a span of 5 days. Our virtual event is divided into two parts. July 8–10 features livestreams of full films and filmmaker conversations. The second part, July 15–16, is our FREE audience appreciation program in collaboration with Netflix. These two films, Rising Phoenix and Giving Voice, are available to watch on your own through Netflix (subscription required). The Windrider Filmmaker Conversations will livestream for free on the nights of July 15 and 16. Visit for livestream access and tickets.

Independent Films. Compelling Conversations. Unexpected Journeys.

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