Human Rights International Film Festival

HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY IS A CO-ORGANIZER!

March 28th to 30th @ SIFF
SIFF and Human Rights Society has teamed up to present the inaugural Human Rights International Film Festival in Seattle. This travelling film festival is part of Human Rights Watch and will be hosted by SIFF. The weekend-long film festival features stories about human rights issues in Afghanistan, Africa, Indonesia, North Kroea, and right here in the United States. The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival bears witness to human rights violations and creates a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. Go to SIFF now for more info and buy tickets. Group discussions after each film are being planned with local experts.

DATE: MARCH 28-30, 2014 WEEKEND

LOCATION: SIFF | SEATTLE, WA

COST: ONLY $6 FOR SIFF MEMBERS OR $11

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FEATURED FILMS

CAMP 14 (OPENING FILM)--March 28 (Fri) 6:30 pm: This fascinating documentary blends intimate interviews and animated recreations to tell the story of a young man who grew inside a North Korean prison camp. Trailer below:

[youtube.com/watch?v=to96UfT4YW4&w=640&h=385]

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My Afghanistan: Life in the Forbidden Zone–March 29 (Sat) 2:45 pm: Alternating between the participants’ scenes of daily life and journalist Nagieb Nagieb’s own experiences, My Afghanistan depicts a country where civilians are the greatest victims of the war, and Afghans struggle to live in the constant shadow of violence. Trailer below:

[youtube.com/watch?v=DAYx8G__ElY&w=640&h=385]

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An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story–March 29 (Sat) 5 pm: In 1986, Michael Morton’s wife Christine was brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael was convicted of the crime. Locked away in Texas prisons for a quarter century, he had years to ponder questions of justice and innocence, truth and fate. Trailer below:

[youtube.com/watch?v=iuqS_5-tUKA&w=640&h=385]

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Born This Way--March 29 (Sat) 7:15 pm: With intimate access to the lives of four young gay Cameroonians, Born This Way steps outside the genre of activist filmmaking and offers a vivid and poetic portrait of day-to-day life in modern Africa. Trailer below:

[youtube.com/watch?v=td0HOJnruDM&w=640&h=385]

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Rafea: Solar Mama–March 30 (Sun) 3 pm: Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in one of Jordan’s poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. When she is selected for an intriguing program called the Barefoot College in India, Rafea doesn’t need to think twice, and travels to join 30 illiterate women from different countries to train to become solar engineers. Trailer below:

[youtube.com/watch?v=Hj7t5kETTfs&w=640&h=385]

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Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution–March 30 (Sun) 5 pm: The incredible true story of Kirsty Sword, a young Australian activist who aspired to be a documentary filmmaker, but instead became a underground operative for the Timorese resistance in Jakarta. Trailer below:

[youtube.com/watch?v=ybMwgaKFHe8&w=640&h=385]

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The Missing Picture (CLOSING FILM)–March 30 (Sun) 7:15 pm: Academy Award® Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Director Rithy Panh uses a mixture of archival footage, small clay figures, and heartbreakingly intimate narration, to tell the story of his family, who were forced from their home by the Khmer Rouge. Trailer below:

[youtube.com/watch?v=usHaPDaIGio&w=640&h=385]

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