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MediaRights, a not-for-profit organization, holds its fourth annual "Media that Matters Film Festival" on Tuesday, May 18, at 7 pm in the BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene).

The one-night-only event includes more than a dozen short films that encourage social action including "iThemba" (pictured), a heartrending short about a South African choir, all of whose members are HIV positive, who are asking the world for medication to help them stave off death. Co-directed by Williamsburg filmmaker Keefe Murren, "iThemba" won the Health Advocacy Award sponsored by the Sundance Channel.

Festival tickets are $10. For more information call (718) 636-4100 or visit the Web site at On May 20, viewers will have another chance to view the fest selections online at

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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