Give and Take

Give and Take

After seven of their drivers died from COVID-19, a car service in Queens, NY started hosting a community fridge on the sidewalk outside their offices. A small business started by immigrants, Fenix XL now serves a largely immigrant community with 24hr access to free food. Fanny, who lost her cleaning job when schools were closed, now relies on this fridge to survive. The first community fridge in NYC started outside a Bed Stuy apartment in February 2020; there are now over 100 across the city, inspiring a movement around the world.


Director Bio

Gareth Smit was born in 1990 in Heidelberg, South Africa. He studied Philosophy and History at the University of Cape Town. In 2014 he moved to New York to attend the International Center of Photography. He has documented issues relating to migration, race and identity with a particular interest in the role of land and history in shaping the present.

Info

  • Directed by:Gareth Smit
  • Produced by:Justin Levy
  • Runtime:11 mins
  • Completion Date:May 27, 2021
  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Country of Filming:United States
  • Language:English, Spanish
  • Category:Non-Fiction
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 1
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 5th Ballymahon Library 11am-12pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 6th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Website

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2022 submission open

Still Voices 2022 Submissions Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • December 1st, 2021

The submission call for the 2022 edition of Still Voices is now open.

terence davies festival patron

Terence Davies Becomes Festival Patron

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • November 12th, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Terence Davies is now our Festival Patron.

2021 award winners

Still Voices 2021 Award Winners

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • November 5th, 2021

The Still Voices 2021 Short Film Competition Award Winners.

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