Human Rights Watch Film Festival to picture a better world Feb. 1-4Entertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Monday, January 29th, 2018
What do you do when your brother with a mental illness gets shot 14 times by police, or when your husband ignores a domestic violence restraining order? How much power do you have over another’s life as a juror, and how much power does your government have over you?
Independent filmmakers explore these moral questions and more at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts , 1649 El Prado in San Diego.
Six films and their subsequent question-and-answer sessions will transport viewers into a variety of worlds tethered by the mutual vision for a better world – a world of justice, transparency and equality for all people.
Guests can purchase a single screening or a four-day festival pass here.
Each film chosen for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will expose viewers to the spectrum of injustices happening across the world – and perhaps even in their own backyards. Filmmakers, curators and experts behind each film hope the screenings will serve as a catalyst to empower viewers to take action in their own communities and come together to create the social change necessary to create a better world.
- Thursday, February 1 — 7 p.m.
Lindy Lou: Juror Number Two: A former juror explores the morality of capital punishment alongside 11 others who collectively sentenced a man to death 20 years ago.
- Friday, February 2 — 7 p.m.
BLACK CODE: A leading expert on digital technology uncovers how governments control and manipulate social media as a tool for activism in order to censor and monitor their citizens.
- Saturday, February 3 — 3 p.m.
Silas: A Liberian environmental activist fights to dismantle corruption and environmental destruction in the country he loves.
- Saturday, February 3 — 7 p.m.
Home Truth: A mother pursues the death of her three young daughters after being abducted by their father in violation of a domestic violence restraining order.
- Sunday, February 4 — 3 p.m.
Complicit: An ill Foxconn factory worker takes his fight to the international stage against the global smartphone industry to demand better working conditions and rights for all workers.
- Sunday, February 4 — 7 p.m.
The Blood is at the Doorstep: A family struggles to find justice and challenge police violence after an unarmed black man with a mental illness was shot 14 times and killed by police.
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