Thursday, April 4
- 12:00 PM Selection of USF Student Shorts
- 1:30 PM Reportero
- 3:30 PM Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1
- 5:15 PM Dear Mandela
- 7:30 PM Sneak Preview: Bidder 70
Friday, April 5
- 12:00 PM USF Alumni Shorts
- 1:30 PM Justice for My Sister
- 3:30 PM In Shopian
- 4:45 PM The Harvest / La Cosecha: The Story of the Children Who Feed America
- 7:00 PM Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Saturday, April 6
- 12:00 PM Bay Area Student Shorts
- 2:00 PM Transgender Tuesdays: A Clinic In the Tenderloin
- 3:45 PM 5 Broken Cameras
- 6:00 PM The Invisible War
- 8:15 PM Project Z: The Final Global Event
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The University of San Francisco is proud to host its 11th Annual Human Rights Film Festival.
April 4, 5, and 6, 2013
Free and Open to the Public
USF Presentation Theater
2350 Turk Blvd. at Masonic Ave.
We have an excellent program to celebrate our eleventh anniversary. Films selected address human rights abuses in locations as varied as the U.S., China, Guatemala, Israel, Palestine, Mexico, South Africa, the Marshall Islands, and Kashmir. The issues highlighted in the films include violence against women ranging from rape to femicide, environmental destruction, free speech, child labor, human experimentation, access to housing and land, occupation, refugees, transgender health care, and drug trafficking related violence. For the fifth year, the festival will open with a selection of shorts produced by USF students. We are including for the first time shorts produced by USF alumni and by students from other Bay Area institutions.
As with past editions, our goals are to promote awareness and discussion of global human rights issues and explore challenges to human rights in specific locations. We believe in the power of film to educate about human rights violations and encourage citizens to take action. We know that committed citizens can help to stop abuses.
Furthermore, this Festival seeks to strengthen the University's links with Bay Area human rights organizations, which we invite to participate in educating our audiences. We encourage these organizations to disseminate their publications to our audiences prior to each screening.
For more information contact:
Susana Kaiser, Media Studies and Latin American Studies
Mary Zweifel, Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) Program