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Angelena Bonet Gets A Standing Ovation for her film CHANGE THE WORLD by the Kalakari Film Festival Jury in India

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Australian documentary filmmaker, singer-songwriter and humanitarian receives a standing ovation at the Kalakari Film Festival for her film "Change The World".

I created CHANGE THE WORLD to be heard and speak for those who can't. Liberation is possible when we seek light in the darkness. To receive a standing ovation for my film in India feels like a dream!”
— Angelena Bonet
SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, June 22, 2021 / -- Multi-award winning Australian documentary filmmaker, singer-songwriter and global women's rights ambassador, Angelena Bonet, is an Official Selection at the Kalakari Film Festival in Dewas, India and has received a standing ovation by the Festival Jury. Bonet’s biopic documentary film, which she produced in its entirety, has won 160 film festival awards worldwide. The inspiring film has recently screened in Tokyo and Seoul, New York Tri-State Film Festival and the Roma Short Film Festival in Rome, Italy. She has been the recipient of many awards including the 'Humanitarian Award' at The Jane Austen International Film Festival, the 'Human Spirit Award' at the DOCS Without Borders Film Festival in The Bahamas and 'Best Australian Director' at the Best Directors Awards in London.

Bonet has also produced a biopic documentary trilogy feature film series consisting of "Angelena: Change The World", "Angelena: Heart Of The Matter" and "Angelena: Light At The End Of The Tunnel" which is available to rent or buy on Vimeo. A former Australian supermodel and actress, she has experienced two life changing tragedies, which she has chronicled in her documentaries. Her soulmate and fiancé of three days, Erick Deeby, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in August 2007. He had written and recorded instrumental pieces of music for her between 2005 and 2007. Bonet then wrote the lyrics and melody to his music after his devastating death and during her time of deepest grief. Then on May 26, 2012, she was a victim of a violent attack and was kidnapped and gang-raped but miraculously survived the attempted murder in Melbourne, Australia. Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a consequence of the heinous crime, orchestrated by someone that she knew and trusted, she is now ready to share her story. The music she co-wrote with Deeby has become the soundtrack for her films and also won numerous 'Best Original Soundtrack' and 'Best Film Score' awards. She promised him whilst in a coma that she would finish their special project and thirteen years later she has received accolades from every corner of the globe.

Now ready to share her story, Angelena, recently released "Change The World" on YouTube to make it available to everyone for free. She realised that many women and girls who could benefit from her voice and be inspired by her journey may be at a financial disadvantage and wanted to help them. Domestic violence has been hidden for millennia and has risen exponentially since Covid-19 began and many victims are in lockdown with their perpetrators. Angelena hopes to reach those women and give them hope and assure them there is light at the end of the tunnel and they are definitely not alone. No longer can this sickness within our society be hidden and ignored. It’s a time of reckoning and humanity has the opportunity to heal and find a more harmonious way of being. She is honored to be instrumental in creating public awareness by being transparent with her own experiences and thus encouraging other women to stand up and speak out also. True power comes from within and we can choose to be a victim or take responsibility for our own healing and practice forgiveness and self love. She is an example that one can not only survive, but thrive. As a global ambassador for women and girls, Bonet believes that women’s voices need to be heard more than ever and is proud to be a voice for those who cannot speak.

Kalakari Film Festival is an exclusive event of India for upcoming artists and thinkers. An award function and art festival by Rishi Nikam and is the most prestigious Awards for the film, animation, visual effects, photography segment across the Indian sub-continent and beyond. The Kalakari Film Festival has grown from strength to strength and has become a springboard to showcase talent. The Annual Awards are open to students, professionals and studios from across the world.

Angelena Bonet
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