Magic Candies and Unibrow Take Top Honors at New York International Children’s Film Festival 2024

New York, NY – The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) has recently announced the winners of its 2024 edition. This year’s jury, consisting of prominent figures in the film industry such as Ira Sachs, Ilana Glazer and Uma Thurman, selected the short films “Magic Candies” and “Unibrow” as the festival’s top picks. “Magic Candies,” an animated short film by Daisuke Nishio, had its world premiere at the festival, while “Unibrow,” a live-action film by Nedda Sharshar, also made its mark. Both films are now eligible for consideration at the Oscars. Juror Ilana Glazer … Read more

Arizona State Capitol Marched Upon by Advocates Protesting for Unborn Children’s Protection and Abortion Rights

PHOENIX, Arizona – Hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of individuals took to the streets surrounding the Arizona State Capitol on Friday, united in their mission to defend the rights of unborn children. The rally drew in a diverse range of participants, including Judith Villegas, an anti-abortion advocate who spoke passionately about her personal experience with abortion and its lasting impact on her physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being. The future of abortion in Arizona remains uncertain, as the Arizona State Supreme Court deliberates on whether to uphold a near-total abortion ban that predates the state’s establishment. … Read more

Florida Faces Controversy Over Children’s Healthcare Coverage amid the End of Pandemic-Era Protections

MIAMI, FL – As pandemic-era protections for Medicaid participants come to an end, millions of low-income Americans are losing their coverage. This unsettling trend has raised concerns about the fate of children who rely on the program. The Department of Health and Human Services recently sent letters to nine states, including Florida, urging them to do more to keep children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Florida has been at the center of this issue, having already removed 420,000 children from both Medicaid and CHIP. Chip insures children from families with … Read more

Lawsuit Against Seattle Children’s Hospital Highlights Emotional and Financial Toll of Mold Exposure

Seattle Children’s Hospital has been ordered to pay a total of approximately $215,000 in damages following a lawsuit over Aspergillus mold exposure. Although none of the plaintiffs contracted the potentially deadly mold, they claimed that their children had experienced distress or discomfort as a result of the hospital’s negligence. The jury agreed that the hospital had caused harm, but the amount awarded seemed relatively low for a medical trial. The damages were divided among three families involved in the lawsuit. Seattle Children’s Hospital had already accepted responsibility for their patients’ exposure to mold, leaving it … Read more