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2013 ASU Human Rights Film Festival


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Human Rights at ASU is excited to be hosting its third annual Human Rights Film Festival. [read the press release]

Sessions cover a range of pressing issues, and include Academy-Award nominated films and directors!

Location:  Armstrong Hall & SCOB, ASU Tempe Campus

Parking: Please take Lightrail or bike on FRI if you can; pay parking available on street or in Terrace Rd. visitor lot. SAT/SUN Free parking: Rural Rd Structure (enter at Lemon St; fees apply when entering visitor side via Terrace Rd) [see parking map and Google street view of visitor parking structure]

Please RSVP Here: humanrightsfilmfestival2013.eventbrite.com

Here is the full schedule, as well as links to all the trailers:


Friday, April 5, 2013


1:30 PM - Session One: Indigenous rights and women’s empowerment in Colombia

Film: We Women Warriors (Tejiendo Sabiduría) (http://wewomenwarriors.com/)

Skype discussion with filmmaker Nicole Karsin

LOCATION: SCOB 210 (Schwada Classroom Office Building)


4:00 PM - Session Two: Indigenous rights and environmental pollution in the United States

Film: Four Stories about Water (from the Navajo Nation) - no trailer available

Live discussion with producer/co-director Deborah Begel and Navajo community liason Sarah Henio-Adeky

LOCATION: SCOB 210 (Schwada Classroom Office Building)


6:00 PM Session Three: Environmental justice

Film: Official Sundance Selection, A Fierce Green Fire (http://www.afiercegreenfire.com/)

Live discussion with producer/director Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties

LOCATION: Great Hall, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Saturday, April 6, 2013


12:00 PM – Session Four: Child Soldiers, Conflict Minerals and Africa’s Regional Conflict

Films: A Selection of Three Short Films on Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Background and discussion with students from the McCain Institute Policy Design Studio and Professor Daniel Rothenberg

LOCATION: Great Hall, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law


3:00 PM – Session Five: Israel and Palestine: justice and human rights?

Films: Official Tribeca Selection, My Neighbourhood (http://www.justvision.org/myneighbourhood) &

Academy Award-Nominated 5 Broken Cameras (http://www.kinolorber.com/5brokencameras)

Discussion led by long-time peace and justice activist Barbara Taft of Amnesty International

LOCATION: Great Hall, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law


Sunday, April 7, 2013


10:00 AM – Session Six: LGBTQ rights  

Film: Award-winning (Boston Intl. Film Fest), Bullied to Silence (http://bulliedtosilence.com/)

Live discussion with producer/writer Susan Broude and director/editor Tami Pivnick

LOCATION: Great Hall, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law


1:00 PM – Session Seven: The Human Rights of Immigrants

Film: Two Americans (http://www.twoamericans.com/)

Live discussion with filmmakers Daniel DeVivo and Valeria Fernández, as well as Katherine Figueroa, whose parents were arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 2009, and her family.

LOCATION: Great Hall, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law


This lineup of cutting edge films and directors is made possible by generous support from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at ASU.

Additional support comes from the School of Social Transformation; the Center for Law and Global Affairs; Amnesty International, Tempe chapter; Amnesty International, ASU student chapter; and the Global Institute of Sustainability.