Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015

  Using the Power of Film to Make a Difference 

  Museum of Photographic Arts Presents the Human Rights Watch Film Festival  

 

 

SAVE THE DATE 2015

 

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will come to San Diego for its fifth year with screenings scheduled at the Museum of Photographic Arts from January 22 through January 25, 2015. The Human Rights Watch Film Festival highlights the power of film to make a difference. The film selection process is underway. Check back soon for the final schedule, ticket information and more.

 


 

Museum of Photographic Arts 2014 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

TICKETS:
Single screening tickets for the 2014 Human Rights Watch Film Festival are $4 for MOPA Members, $6 for students, seniors and military service members and $8 for the general public. Festival passes are available for purchase and cover admission to all six festival films. Festival passes are $15 for MOPA Members, $25 for students, seniors and military service members and $35 for the general public.

 OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION: Thursday, January 23, 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 23, 7 p.m.
The New Black
Followed by a Q&A with director Yoruba Richen and film subject, Samantha Master.
Coffee and dessert to follow.

The New Black tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in light of the marriage equality movement and the fight over civil rights. 

Learn more or purchase tickets here.

Friday, January 24, 7 p.m.
Rafea: Solar Mama

Followed by a Q&A with director Mona Eldaief and Jennifer Freeman, Program Officer, Women PeaceMakers Program, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.

When Bedouin mother Rafea is selected for a unique development project, she travels to join 30 illiterate women from different countries to train to become solar engineers. Will she be able to empower the other women in the village to join her in the struggle to rewire the traditions of the Bedouin community?

Learn more or purchase tickets here.

Saturday, January 25, 3 p.m.
My Afghanistan: Life in the Forbidden Zone

Followed by a Q&A with John Sifton, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch.

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.

Learn more or purchase tickets here.

Saturday, January 25, 7 p.m.
The Undocumented

Followed by Q&A with director Marco Williams, Kat Rodriguez, Intake Specialist with the Colibrí Center for Human Rights and Norma Chávez-Peterson, Executive Director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties

Since 1998 the remains of over 2,000 border crossers have been found in the southern Arizona desert. The Undocumented tells the story of Marcos Hernandez, as he searches to find his father who disappeared after attempting to cross the border to the United States.

Learn more or purchase tickets here.

Sunday, January 26, 3 p.m.
In the Shadow of the Sun

Followed by a Q&A with Shantha Rau Barriga, Director, Disability Rights Program, Human Rights Watch.

Filmed over six years, In the Shadow of the Sun tells the story of two men with albinism in Tanzania pursuing their dreams in the face of virulent prejudice.

Learn more or purchase tickets here.

 

Sunday, January 26, 7 p.m.
Tall as the Baobob Tree

Followed by a Q&A with Dustin Sharp, Assistant Professor at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at USD and Anita Raj, Director of UCSD's Center of Gender Equality and Health.

When an accident suddenly threatens their family’s survival, a father decides to sell his 11-year-old daughter, Debo, into an arranged marriage. Torn between loyalty to her elders and her dreams for the future, older sister Coumba hatches a secret plan to rescue her younger sister from a future she did not choose.

Learn more or purchase tickets here.

SCREENING FOR TITLE I SCHOOLS
Monday, January 27, 10am
Tall as the Baobob Tree

Free for Title I Schools – Contact Lori Sokolowski at 619.238.7559 X236 or sokolowski@mopa.org to reserve.

Followed by a Q&A with Anita Raj, Director of UCSD's Center of Gender Equality and Health and Debbie Martinez, program officer of WorldLink.

Learn more here.

 

Many thanks to our community partners:

  
The LGBT Community CenterSan Diego World Affairs Council
International Rescue CommitteeThe Sofia Hotel
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and JusticePacific Arts Movement
San Diego Latino Film FestivalSurvivors of Torture International
PCI (Project Concern International)Trans-Border Institute
Urban League San Diego CountyAlliance San Diego
Moxie TheatreACLU San Diego
NAACP San Diego Branch 

 

The Museum of Photographic Arts would like to give special thanks to Diane and Rod Dammeyer for being the Founding Sponsor of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in San Diego.