Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2016

  

Using the Power of Film to Make a Difference

Museum of Photographic Arts Presents the Human Rights Watch Film Festival  

 

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts on January 21 - 24, 2016. Now in it's sixth year, the festival 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. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

TICKETS: 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 public. Single screening tickets are $4 for MOPA Members, $6 for students, seniors and military service members, and $8 for the public. 


 

I AM SUN MU
THUR, JAN. 21, 2016 I 7PM - OPENING NIGHT

After fleeing his native North Korea to defect to the south, the artist Sun Mu works under a defiant alias meaning “no boundaries” to criticize the repressive regime of Kim Jong-un.

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(T)ERROR
FRI, JAN. 22, 2016 I 7PM

Saeed "Shariff" Torres, a counterterrorism informant for more than two decades, takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow his covert efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist - without informing his superiors.

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  © Matt Black / Magnum Photos. 

A RIGHT TO THE IMAGE: Special Presentation
SAT, JAN 23, 2016 I 3PM

In our hyper-mediatized world, victims of human rights violations are often depicted in terms of bodies rather than individuals. Visual representations of human suffering and injustice are not only aesthetic choices; they are also political and ethical choices.

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THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
SAT, JAN. 23, 2016 I 7PM

In the 1960s, change was coming to America, ready or not. A revolutionary culture emerged, and those seeking to drastically transform the system believed radical change was not only feasible, but imminent.  

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THE DIPLOMAT
SUN, JAN. 24, 2016 I 3PM

The remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spans fifty years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Told through the perspective of his son David, the gripping documentary takes you behind the scenes of high stakes diplomacy where peace is waged and wars are ended.

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THE WANTED 18
SUN, JAN. 24, 2016 I 7PM

Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel."  

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Private Film Screening - Title I Schools

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
MON, JAN. 25, 2016 I 10AM

In the 1960s, change was coming to America, ready or not. A revolutionary culture emerged, and those seeking to drastically transform the system believed radical change was not only feasible, but imminent.  

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