Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film

  • September 21, 2016 — November 1, 2016

For many committed makers and viewers, film is a vital medium of information and engagement and a powerful tool for social action. Tackling wide-ranging, thought-provoking issues, activist filmmakers help deepen our awareness of injustice and the values of dignity and equality as they tell universal stories of struggle and triumph. We hope these informative and inspirational films both broaden understanding and stimulate involvement as they reveal the commitment, experience, and courage of hearts and minds focused on challenges that touch us all. Thanks to KBOO FM for their promotional support.

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Hooligan Sparrow

Directed by Nanfu Wang

Hooligan Sparrow follows brave, maverick Chinese activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a. Hooligan Sparrow) as she fights to bring justice to an

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Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Directed by Tracy Droz Tragos

Next screening: Wednesday, September 28 @ 7 pm

The US Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade gave every woman the right to have an abortion, but today a

When Two Worlds Collide

When Two Worlds Collide

Directed by Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel

Next screening: Wednesday, October 5 @ 7 pm

Brandenburg and Orzel’s stirring film takes us to the heart of a tense and controversial battle between Peruvian leaders invested

UNDER THE SUN

Under the Sun

Directed by Vitaliy Manskiy

Next screening: Wednesday, October 12 @ 7 pm

Shot with the permission and supervision of North Korean authorities, Russian director Vitaliy Manskiy’s film turns a propaganda effort into

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Do Not Resist

Directed by Craig Atkinson

Next screening: Tuesday, October 18 @ 7 pm

Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Do Not Resist starts on the streets of Ferguson,

AFTER SPRING

After Spring

Directed by Ellen Martinez, Steph Ching

Next screening: Wednesday, October 26 @ 7 pm

The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is the largest gathering spot in the Middle East for the millions of refugees

The Crossing

The Crossing

Directed by George Kurian

Next screening: Wednesday, October 26 @ 7 pm

A first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees. Traversing land and sea on an

The Road

The Road

Directed by Zanbo Zhang

Next screening: Tuesday, November 1 @ 7 pm

In 2008, the Chinese government initiated an ambitious plan to build a superhighway in the Hunan province in an attempt