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"The 10 Conditions of Love" (BHRFF 2012)

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Exiled Uyghur Leader’s Son Released From Xinjiang Prison

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/release-06032015133611.html

"Enemies of the People" (BHRFF 2011)

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"On the Line" (BHRFF 2013)

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"Hot Water" (BHRFF 2014)

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Federal agency approves uranium mining license in South Dakota
http://ow.ly/3jbU1c

14th Annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

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February 20 - March 1, 2014

 

 

Thursday, February 20

6:30pm & 9:00pm (PFC) Pickford Film Center

Rooted Lands | Rural New Mexico communities stand up to the powerful natural gas fracking industry.

Opening Night Auction (6:30-9:00pm) and Reception between shows.

 

12:00pm & 6:00pm (NWIC)

We Can’t Eat Gold | Alaska Natives resist as their way of life Is threatened by the Pebble Mine. Director present.

 

 

Friday, February 21

11:30am (WCC)

Rooted Lands | Rural New Mexico communities stand up to the powerful natural gas fracking industry. Director by Skype.

 

7:00pm (FCA)

The Carbon Rush | A critical look at the popularity of carbon offset schemes—who wins and who loses.

 

 

Saturday, February 22

12:00pm (PFC)

Hot Water | The creeping danger of uranium mining contamination of drinking water of 38 million Americans. Director by Skype.

 

7:00pm (FCA)

We Can’t Eat Gold | Alaska Natives resist as their way of life is threatened by the Pebble Mine. Director present.

 

 

Sunday, February 23

12:00pm (FCA)

Salmon Confidential | A government cover-up of what is killing British Columbia’s wild salmon. Director by Skype.

 

1:30pm (FCA)

Saving Face | Survivors of acid attacks fight for justice while a Pakistani plastic surgeon helps restore their faces and lives.

 

2:30pm (FCA)

Rape of the Samburu Women | Kenyan women, raped by British soldiers and cast out of their communities, build a self-sufficient village.

 

3:00pm (FCA)

Troubled Water | Communities in a Vancouver Island watershed respond to threats to their drinking water. Director by Skype.

 

4:15pm (FCA)

Easy Like Water | “Bangladesh’s Noah” designs and builds floating schools to help his country adapt to a predicted future of going underwater.

 

6:00pm (FCCB)

Valentino’s Ghost | Exposes links between U.S. foreign policy and media portrayals of Arabs and Muslims.

 

7:00pm (FCA)

Amazon Gold | At biologically diverse region faces destruction from illegal gold mining. Producer present.

 

7:00pm (BUF)

Standing on Sacred Ground | From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people resist loss of land, water, and health to mining and oil industries.

 

 

Monday, February 24

10:30am & 2:45pm (WCC)

Niños de la Memoria | The search for children who went missing during the civil war in El Salvador.

 

11:30am (WCC)

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion | A solutions based look at environmental and social crises caused by overpopulation.

 

7:00pm (FCA)

It’s A Girl | Gendercide involves female children and fetuses who are killed, abandoned, or aborted in certain parts of the world due to their sex.

 

 

Tuesday, February 25

 

11:30am (WCC)

Standing On Sacred Ground | From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people resist loss of land, water, and health to mining and oil industries.

 

3:30pm (BTC)

Carbon Rush | A critical look at the popularity of carbon offset schemes—who wins and who loses?

 

6:00pm (BTC)

Valentine Road | A disturbing, complicated and tragic death of a gender non-conforming teen.

 

7:00pm (BUF)

Rooted Lands | Rural New Mexico communities stand up to the powerful natural gas fracking industry.

 

7:00pm (FCA)

Not My Life | Global human trafficking affects millions of children, women, and men everywhere.

 

 

Wednesday, February 26

11:30 am (WCC)

Troubled Water | Communities in a Vancouver Island watershed respond to threats to their drinking water.

 

12:30pm (BTC)

Unmanned: Drone Wars | An investigation of the impact, at home and abroad, of U.S. drone strikes.

 

3:30pm (BTC)

Rooted Lands | Rural New Mexico communities stand up to the powerful natural gas fracking industry.

 

5:00pm (LYN)

We Can’t Eat Gold | Alaska Natives resist as their way of life is threatened by the Pebble Mine.

 

6:00pm (BTC)

Not My Life | Global human trafficking affects millions of children, women and men in every part of the world.

 

6:45pm (LYN)

La Source | Haitian brothers raise awareness and funds to bring clean drinking water to their village.

 

7:00pm (FCA)

Valentino’s Ghost | Exposes links between U.S. foreign policy and media portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. Director by Skype.

 

 

Thursday, February 27

11:00 am (BTC)

We Can’t Eat Gold | Alaska Natives resist as their way of life is threatened by the Pebble Mine.

 

1:30pm (WCC)

Amazon Gold | A biologically diverse region faces destruction from illegal gold mining.

 

2:00pm (BTC)

Niños de Memoria | The search for children who went missing during the civil war in El Salvador.

 

4:00pm (BTC)

It’s a Girl | Gendercide involves female children and fetuses who are killed, abandoned, or aborted in certain parts of the world due to their sex.

 

5:00pm (DEM)

Amazon Gold | The most biologically diverse region of Earth faces destruction from illegal gold mining.

 

6:00pm (BTC)

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion | A solutions based look at environmental, and social crises caused by overpopulation.

 

6:00 pm (NWIC)

Rooted Lands | Rural New Mexico communities stand up to the powerful natural gas fracking industry.

 

7:00pm (SHS)

Not My Life | Global human trafficking affects millions of children, women, and men in every part of the world.

 

7:00pm (BHS)

Valentine Road | A disturbing, complicated and tragic death of a gender non-conforming teen.

 

7:00pm (DEM)

Hot Water | The creeping danger of uranium mining contamination of drinking water of 38 million Americans.

 

7:00pm (FCA)

Battle for the Xingu | Native Xingu try to stop a dam in the Peruvian Amazon.


7:15pm (FCA)

Standing On Sacred Ground | From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people resist loss of land, water and health to mining and oil industries.

 

7:30pm (NWIC)

Salmon Confidential | A government cover-up of what is killing British Columbia’s wild salmon.

 

 

Friday, February 28

7:00pm (FCA)

Valentine Road | A disturbing, complicated and tragic death of a gender non-conforming teen.

 

 

Saturday, March 1

 

12:00pm (FCA)

Niños de la Memoria | The search for children who went missing during the civil war in El Salvador.

 

1:30pm (FCA)

Unmanned: Drone Wars | An investigation of the impact, at home and abroad, of U.S. drone strikes.


3:30 pm (FCA)

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion | A solutions based look at environmental, and social crises caused by overpopulation.


4:45pm (FCA)

Blackout | At night, young children in Guinea go out in search for light to study.

 

7:00pm (FCA)

La Source | Haitian brothers raise awareness and funds to bring clean drinking water to their village.

 

 

Themes of this year’s festival are environmental justice, issues of gender equity and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict, and sensible alternatives to corporatism.

13th Annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

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SCHEDULE

Thursday, February 21

  • Bidder 70 (PFC) 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
    University student bids at gas lease auction and goes to jail.
  • Silent auction benefiting BHRFF, 6:30-9:00 pm (PFC)
  • Refreshments and auction between shows.

Friday, February 22

  • Harvest of Empire (WCC) 11:30 am
    Connection of U.S.intervention in Latin America to immigration crisis in U.S.
  • Dakota 38 (FCA) 7:00 pm
    Natives remember a massacre of 38 Dakotans with a spiritual healing horse ride across the plains.

Saturday, February 23

  • Genetic Roulette (PFC) Matinee 12:00 pm
    Compelling evidence of GMO’s contributing to diseases.
  • Harvest of Empire (FCA) 7:00 pm
    Connection of U.S. intervention in Latin America to immigration crisis in U.S.
  • Within the Eye of the Storm (FCCB) 7:00 pm 
    An Israeli and a Palestinian, who each lost a child, unite for peace.

Sunday, February 24

  • Ocean Frontiers (FCA) Matinee 12:00 pm
    New alliances between unlikely allies in ocean and coastal management.
  • On the Line (FCA) Matinee 1:15 pm
    Two men follow the proposed route of a tar sands oil pipeline across wild Canada.
  • Peace Out (FCA) Matinee 2:45 pm
    Environmental costs of modern energy demands in British Columbia.
  • My Neighbourhood (FCA) 7:00 pm
    Israeli and Palestinian activists protest takeover of a home by settlers.
  • One Family in Gaza (FCA) 7:30 pm
    The effects of an Israeli attack on one family in Gaza.

Monday, February 25

  • Bidder 70 (WCC) 11:30 am
    University student bids at gas lease auction and goes to jail.
  • Heist (FCA) 7:00 pm
    Investigation of origin and effects of recent governmental deregulation.

Tuesday, February 26

  • Peace Out + Trust (WCC) 5:30 pm
    Environmental costs of modern energy demands.
  • The Thick Dark Fog (NWIC) 6:00 pm
    Lingering trauma of Indian boarding schools on one man’s life.
  • Precious Knowledge & Trust (BHS) 7:00 pm
    Students stand up for Tucson’s Ethnic Studies program.
  • The Invisible War (FCA) 7:00 pm
    A disturbing account of sexual assault in the U.S. military.

Wednesday, February 27

  • Genetic Roulette (WCC) 11:30 am
    Evidence of GMO’s contributing to diseases.
  • Schooling the World (BTC) 12:00 pm
    The often harmful effects of western education on indigenous cultures.
  • Dakota 38 (NWIC) 6:00 pm
    Natives remember massacre with a healing horse ride across the plains.
  • Precious Knowledge (SHS) 6:30 pm
    Students stand up for Tucson's Ethnic Studies program.
  • Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth (FCA) 7:00 pm
    Stories of young Mayans juxtaposed with modern exploitation of earth.

Thursday, February 28

  • Heist (WCC) 11:30 am
    Investigation of origin and effects of recent governmental deregulation.
  • Precious Knowledge (BTC) 12:00 pm
    Students stand up for Tucson's Ethnic Studies program.
  • The Invisible War (BTC) 6:00 pm
    A disturbing account of sexual assault in the U.S. military.
  • Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth (NWIC) 6:00 pm
    Stories of young Mayans juxtaposed with modern exploitation of the earth.
  • Trust (SHS) 6:30 pm
    Teenaged activists take on environmental issues.
  • Delicious Peace in a Coffee Bean (FCCB) 7:00 pm
    Farmers of three faiths unite to form a coffee growers' cooperative in Uganda.
  • Schooling the World (FCA) 7:00 pm
    The often harmful effects of western education on indigenous cultures.
  • Precious Knowledge (FCA) 8:30 pm
    Students become academic warriors for Tucson’s Ethnic Studies program.

Friday, March 1

  • Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives (FCA) 7:00 pm
    The environmental effects of recent wars.

Saturday, March 2

  • The Thick Dark Fog (FCA) Matinee 12:00 pm
    Lingering trauma of Indian boarding schools on one man’s life.
  • The Suffering Grasses (FCA) Matinee 1:45 pm
    Origins and nature of the civil war in Syria.
  • War Made Easy (FCA) Matinee 3:00 pm
    Government’s use of propaganda to overcome resistance to war.
  • Peacemaker (FCA) 7:00 pm
    B’ham peace activist, Howard Harris.
  • Trust (FCA) 7:15 pm
    Teenagers take on environmental issues.
  • Honor the Treaties (FCA) 7:45 pm
    Viewing a S.D. Native reservation in through lens of a photographer, who becomes an advocate.
  • Poetry of Resilience (FCA) 8:00 pm
    International poets eloquently narrate their experiences of political violence.

Themes - 2013 Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

  • ENVIRONMENT: Bidder 70, Genetic Roulette, Ocean Frontiers, On the Line, Peace Out, Trust
  • EDUCATION: Precious Knowledge, Schooling the World, The Thick Dark Fog
  • INDIGENOUS: Dakota 38, Heart of Sky-Heart of Earth, Honor the Treaties, The Thick Dark Fog
  • PALESTINE/ISRAEL: My Neighbourhood, One Family in Gaza, Within the Eye of the Storm
  • WAR AND PEACE: Harvest of Empire, Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean, Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives, War Made Easy, Suffering Grasses
  • ACTIVISM: Bidder 70, Honor the Treaties, Peacemaker, Poetry of Resilience, Trust

 


Film Submission Information

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We begin our preparations for the 2013 Festival.  Festival selections will be made by December 1, 2012.

12th Annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival Program

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SCHEDULE (February 16-25, 2012)


Thursday, February 16

Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay Street):
6:30 pm & 9 pm
How to Start a Revolution (2011/UK/88min) Remarkable story of current revolutions, the power of people, and the man behind it all.

Opening Night Reception between shows @ Pickford Film Center


Northwest Indian College Cultural Learning Center (Log Building):

12 pm & 6 pm Power Paths (2009/USA/54 min) Offers an inspiring story of Navajo and Hopi communities fighting for their rights on lands devastated by coal mining. 


Friday, February 17

Fairhaven College Auditorium:

7 pm The Harvest (2011/USA/80 min) Daily life of migrant children and families in the United States.  Facilitator: Maria Timmoms, Janice and migrant youth


Saturday, February 18

Pickford Film Center:

12 pm Sun Come Up (2010/USA/38 min) Pacific Islanders’ struggle to find a new home as theirs succumbs to rising seas.

12:45 pm Dirty Business (2009/USA/60min) Sobering implications of using coal in the United States. Facilitators: Re Sources and Power Past Coal


Fairhaven College Auditorium:

7 pm Crime After Crime (2011/USA/92min) One woman’s story with the criminal court system in dealing with domestic violence. Facilitator: TBA


Sunday, February 19

Fairhaven College Auditorium:

ENVIRONMENTAL - Energy / Mining

12 pm Tar Creek (2009/USA/74min) Environmental and community tragedies around the worst superfund site impacted by mining waste.

1:30 pm Power Paths (2009/USA/54min)  Inspiring story of Navajo and Hopi communities fighting for their rights on lands devastated by coal mining.


ACTIVISM

3 pm American Sandinista (2006/USA/30min) Solidarity work of a small group of U.S. engineers with rural Nicaraguans after the 1979 Sandinista Revolution with one paying the ultimate price.

3:45 pm Free World (2010/USA/34min) Local Washingtonians travel to Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 64th anniversaries of the atomic bombings. Facilitator: Debra Covert Bowlds


EVENING FILMS

7 pm Scientists Under Attack (2009/USA/60min) Powerful agro-chemical corporations attack the GMO research of two scientists.

Monster Salmon (2010/USA/30min) Research into possible effects of genetically modified salmon. Facilitator: Anne Mosness of Industrial Fish Farm Reform Project


Monday, February 20

Fairhaven College Auditorium:

7 pm Presumed Guilty (2009/MX/88 min) Chilling Injustice in Mexican court system is seen through a  fabricated murder trial. Facilitator: TBA


Tuesday, February 21

Fairhaven College Auditorium:

7 pm Blood in the Mobile (2010/Den/82min) Murderous conditions and corporate complicity with conflict minerals mined in the Congo and used in cell phones. Facilitator: Gary Geddes, Canadian author


Wednesday, February 22

Fairhaven College Auditorium:

7 pm Abused (2011/USA/72min) Probes the implications of a mass immigrant raid/deportation in Iowa. Facilitator: TBA


Bellingham High School Library:

7 pm Monster Salmon (2010/USA/30min)  Discusses research into, and possible effects of, genetically modified salmon.

7:30 pm Education Under Fire (2011/USA/30min) Persecution of Baha’is in Iran. Facilitator: Michael Karlberg and Iranian students


Northwest Indian College Cultural Learning Center (Log Building):

12 pm Dirty Business (2009/USA/60 min) Details the sobering implications of using coal in the United States. 

6 pm Blood in the Mobile (2010/Den/82 min) Depicts the murderous conditions and corporate complicity associated with minerals mined in the Congo, which are in every cell phone.


Thursday, February 23

Fairhaven College Auditorium:

7 pm Hot Coffee (2011/USA/88 min) Call for tort reform in the United States from the perspective of those seeking justice in a court of law. Facilitator: Doug Shepherd, attorney.


Sehome High School Library:

7 pm Fagbug (2010/USA/83min) Raises awareness, via a young woman’s road trip, about hate crimes and homophobia and inspires others to take a stand. Facilitator: Sehome Gay Straight Alliance Club


Northwest Indian College Cultural Learning Center (Log Building):

12 pm & 6 pm Monster Salmon (2010/USA/30min) Underscores potential dangers in development of transgenetic foods.


Friday, February 24

Fairhaven College Auditorium:

7 pm Dirty Business (2009/USA/60 min) Details the sobering implications of using coal in the United States.  

Sun Come Up (2010/USA/38 min) Highlights Pacific Islanders’ struggle to find a new home as theirs succumbs to rising seas. Facilitators: Lindsay Taylor, North Sound Baykeeper Project Coordinator


Sehome High School Library:

7 pm The Dark Side of Chocolate (2010/Den/46min) Investigates how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry. Facilitator: Sehome High school Global Awareness Outreach Club and a representative of Theo Chocolate of Seattle


Saturday, February 25

Fairhaven College Auditorium:

CORPORATE IRRESPONSIBILITY

12 pm Bhopali (2011/USA/75min) Presents on-going life conditions of those affected by the 1984 Union Carbide chemical release. Facilitator: Brenna Park Egan

1:30 pm The Dark Side of Chocolate (2010/Den/46 min) Investigates how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the global chocolate industry.


OPPRESSION OF MINORITIES

3 pm Ten Conditions of Love (2009/Aus/53 min) A Uygher leader fighting against Chinese government for her people’s rights.

4:15 pm Education Under Fire (2011/USA/30min) The current persecution of Baha’is in Iran. Facilitator: Michael Karlberg and Iranian students


EVENING FILM

7 pm The Pipe (2010/UK/80 min) An Irish village challenges a Shell Oil pipeline that would disrupt farming and fishing.


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The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival would like to thank all the generous sponsors who have helped make this event possible:

Amnesty International Puget Sound   |   Cascadia Weekly   |   Community Food Coop   |   Copies Now   |   Fairhaven College   |   Film is Truth   |   Law Office of Seth Fleetwood   |   Great Harvest   |   Mallard Ice Cream & Café   |   Moka Joe Coffee   |   Mount Bakery   |   Pepper Sisters Restaurant   |   PickfordFilmCenter   |   Progressive Christian Voices   |   Riney Production Services   |   Ross Marquardt & Jennifer Purcell   |   Steele Financial Services, Inc.   |   The Bagelry   |   The Velvet Rope Hair Studio   |   Village Books   |   Veterans for Peace   |   Voices for Middle East Peace   |   What's Up!   |   Whatcom Peace and Justice Center


The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival Committee:

Sarah Aitchison, Julia Canty, Kevin Courtney, Colleen Curtis, Shannon Eubank, Emily Flory, Gimi Garcia, James Loucky, Ross Marquardt, Julie Maurer, David Ngan, Shirley Osterhaus, Nancy Otis, Brenna Park-Egan, Simone Prince-Eichner, Tim Riney, Belle Shalom, Richard Whittaker

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DIRECTIONS:


WWU Fairhaven College is located on the WWU campus off South College Street. Look for the signs on South College Way to direct you to the auditorium.  [Google Maps]

WWU Driving Directions: From 1-5, take Exit 252.  Follow WWU direction signs to Bill McDonald Pkwy. Take a right at South College Dr right past BuchananTowers.  Turn Right off South College Dr into Lot 12A, gravel parking lot. Elevator through Fairhaven College Courtyard.

FREE WWU PARKING – Lot 12A Parking is FREE after 5pm and all weekend.

 

Public Transportation:

- WTA routes serving WWU evenings: 105, 114.

- Call 360-676-7433 for routes and times.

 

Bellingham High School: 2020 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham

Sehome High School: 2700 Bill McDonald Parkway, Bellingham

Pickford Film Center: 1318 Bay Street, Bellingham

Northwest Indian College:  2522 Kwina Rd, Bellingham [Campus Map]


Tentative Schedule for BHRFF 2012

Posted by BHRFF on December 30, 2011 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Thursday 2/16 7 PM and 9PM:  How to Start a Revolution

 

Friday 2/17: The Harvest

 

Saturday 2/18:  Crime After Crime

 

Sunday 2/19 matinees:  Tar Creek, Dirty Business, Power Paths

 

Sunday 2/19 evening:  Scientists Under Attack, Monster Salmon

 

Monday 2/20:  The Pipe

 

Tuesday 2/21:  10 Conditions of Love, Education Under Fire

 

Wednesday 2/22:  Abused

 

Thursday 2/23:  Hot Coffee

 

Friday 2/23:  Presumed Guilty

 

Saturday 2/24 matinees:  Bhopali, The Dark Side of Chocolate, Sun Come Up, American Sandinista, Free People

 

Saturday 2/24 evening:  Blood in the Mobile

 

 

Final Schedule for BHRFF 2011!

Posted by BHRFF on February 17, 2011 at 1:28 AM Comments comments (0)

Thursday 2/17 7pm & 9pm - Pickford Cinema Center 1416 Cornwall

Budrus (2009/Israel-USA/ 58 min) Ayed Morrar and his young daughter organize Palestinians and Israelis, in an inspiring nonviolent movement to save their village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Reception between shows @ Allied Arts 1418 Cornwall Ave.


Friday 2/18 7pm - Fairhaven College Auditorium

Crude (2009/USA/105 min) A disturbing inside look at the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case and the courageous lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron’s contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon. Facilitators: Seth Vidana, Director, WWU Office of Sustainability; Lauren Squires, Director, WWU Environmental and Sustainability Programs


Saturday 2/19 7pm - Fairhaven College Auditorium

The Power of the Powerless ( 2010, Czech, 78 min) Examines the struggle for freedom during the communist era in Czechoslovakia culminating in the student-led movement that sparks the 1989 bloodless Velvet Revolution and catapults black-listed playwright, Vaclav Havel, into the presidency. Facilitators: Cory Taylor, Director; Darin Nellis, Producer


Sunday 2/20 12-5pm Matinees - Fairhaven College Auditorium

12pm The World According to Monsanto (2009/France/109 min) An investigation of the giant agricultural products company, Monsanto. The film reveals the effects of Roundup, bovine growth hormone, and genetically modified seeds and the tactics of a company intent on dominating world agriculture. Facilitator: Community Food Co-op

2:15pm Orang Rimba (2008/UK/23 min) The way of life of this small group of indigenous Indonesian forest dwellers is threatened by agricultural and industrial forces.

3:00pm Deep Down (2009/USA/55 min) Examines an Appalachian community’s conflicts over a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine. Facilitator: Alex Ramel, Sustainable Connections

4:15pm Turtle World (1998/USA/9min) This animated short follows a lone sea turtle traveling through space carrying a verdant world on its back, in a poignant parable about sustainability.


Sunday 2/20 7pm - Fairhaven College Auditorium

Enemies of the People (2010/UK-Cambodia/94 min) The deaths of hundreds of thousands in the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained, until now. This film tells the first person stories of those who perpetuated the massacres, including the number two man to Pol Pot. Facilitator: Vets for Peace


Monday 2/21 7pm - Fairhaven College Auditorium

Tapped (2009/ USA/76min) An unflinching examination of the unregulated and unseen bottled water industry that aims to privatize and sell back water, which becomes a commodity rather than a human right. Facilitator: Julie Shure, Students for Sustainable Water


Tuesday 2/22 7pm - Fairhaven College Auditorium

A Small Act (2010/USA/88 min) An inspiring tale of a young Kenyan whose life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he replicates the kindness he once received. Facilitator: Tim Costello


Tuesday 2/22 7pm - Bellingham High School Library

Out in the Silence (2009/USA/65) The uplifting story of a small town confronted with a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement and the brutal bullying of a gay teen. Facilitators: Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Bellingham High School Student Group


Wednesday 2/23 7pm - Fairhaven College Auditorium

Poto Mitan (2009/USA-Haiti/50min) Centered on the personal stories of five courageous Haitian woman workers, the film gives the neo-liberal global economy a human face and shows the impact in inhumane working conditions, poverty, health, and education. Facilitator: Solange Pierre, Haitian Human Rights Activist in the Dominican Republic


Wednesday 2/23 7pm - Bellingham Technical College, G Building

Redlight (2010/USA/71 min) Sex trafficking of children is a growing worldwide problem. This remarkable, disturbing film looks into the lives of young Cambodian victims and two forceful advocates.

Pornland (2010/USA/.45 min) A look at the shocking prevalence of child sex trafficking in Portland. Facilitator: Retired Sgt. Doug Justus


Wednesday 2/23 7pm - Bellingham High School Library

Papers (2009/USA/100 min) A story about 65,000 undocumented youth and the challenges they face after graduating from high school. Facilitators: IAM (Inspiring a Movement), Bellingham High School Student Group


Wednesday 2/23 6:30pm - Lummi Youth Academy

No Tomorrow (2009/USA/84 min) A film within a film becomes important in the decision for capital punishment of an accused killer. Death penalty experts address the question of whether the state has the right to kill.


Thursday 2/24 7pm - Fairhaven College Auditorium

Other Side of Immigration (2009/USA/55 min) A subtle, thought-provoking film that asks why Mexicans come to the U.S., what happens to the families and communities they leave behind, and challenges audiences to more creative and effective immigration solutions.

Which Way Home (2009/USA/62 min) Shows immigration through the eyes of children who, with enormous courage and resourcefulness, face harrowing dangers en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “the beast”. Facilitators: James Loucky, Anthropology professor, WWU; Roy Germano by Skype, Director of “Other Side of Immigration”


Thursday 2/24 7pm - Northwest Indian College Log Building

Tapped (2009/ USA/76min) An unflinching examination of the unregulated and unseen bottled water industry that aims to privatize and sell back water, which becomes a commodity rather than a human right.


Thursday 2/24 7pm - Sehome High School Theater

Out in the Silence (2009/USA/65) The uplifting story of a small town confronted with a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement and the brutal bullying of a gay teen.

Green (2010/France/ 48min) A moving film that stirs the hearts of people to act after knowing of the destruction of the Indonesian rainforest. Facilitator: Global Awareness Club


Friday 2/25 7pm - Fairhaven College Auditorium

Redlight (2010/USA/71 min) Sex trafficking of children is a growing worldwide problem. This remarkable, disturbing film looks into the lives of young Cambodian victims and two forceful advocates. Facilitator: Midori Takagi


Friday 2/25 7pm - Northwest Indian College Log Building

Turtle World (1998/USA/9min) This animated short follows a lone sea turtle traveling through space carrying a verdant world on its back, in a poignant parable about sustainability.

Crude (2009/USA/105 min) A disturbing look at the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case and the courageous lawsuit by thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron’s contamination of the Amazon.


Saturday 2/26 12-5pm Matinees - Fairhaven College Auditorium

12pm Tony and Janina’s American Wedding (2010/USA/83 min) Special Preview Screening. Living in the US for 18 years, with a son and a business, Janina is deported to Poland, severely disrupting her family. Their struggle speaks to the federal immigration bureaucracy.

1:45pm A Thousand Suns (USA/28 min) Explores the worldview of the Gama people of Africa’s Rift Valley. Their concepts of interconnectedness and sustainability are contrasted with the modern world's separation from and superiority over nature.

2:30pm No Tomorrow (2009/USA/84 min) A film within a film becomes important in the decision for capital punishment of an accused killer. Death penalty experts address the question of whether the state has the right to kill. Facilitator: Hannah Stone

4:15pm Pornland (2010/USA/45 min) A look at the shocking prevalence of child sex trafficking in Portland. Facilitator: Retired Sgt. Doug Justus


Saturday 2/26 7pm - Fairhaven College Auditorium

Cultures of Resistance (2010/USA/ 72 min) A groundbreaking exploration of slum kids in Rio’s favelas, poets in Colombia, Tuareg musicians in Mali, rappers in Iran, dancers in Rwanda who creatively resist war and build peace, justice, and sustainability. Celebration with: Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival Committee

Film and Location Listing

Posted by BHRFF on January 18, 2011 at 11:29 PM Comments comments (3)

Hey we have just finalized our films for this year and the dates/locations that each one will be shown.

 

Here is the list...

All film showings are 7:00pm at the Fairhaven College Auditorium, WWU, unless otherwise indicated.

 

February 17: Budrus. 7:00 and 9:00 at Pickford Film Center. A Palestinian village’s non-violent opposition to Israel’s barrier wall.

 

February 18: Crude. Ecuadorans file a lawsuit against Chevron for contamination of their lands.

 

February 19: The Power of the Powerless. The 1989 Czechoslovakian popular revolt against the USSR.

 

February 20 Matinees:

12:00: The World According to Monsanto. Investigation of practices of agricultural company, Monsanto.

2:15: Orang Rimba. Corporation threatens culture of indigenous Indonesian forest dwellers.

3:00: Deep Down. A community makes a choice when mountaintop coal removal comes.

4:15: Turtle World. Short animated animal parable about sustainability.

 

February 20: Enemies of the People. Cambodian Khmer Rouge killers talk for the first time.

 

February 21: TAPPED. Describes various effects of the bottled water industry.

 

February 22: A Small Act. A Kenyan scholarship winner later funds a scholarship program

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February 22: Out in the Silence. Bellingham High School Library. Small town’s harassment of a gay high school student.

 

February 23: Poto Mitan. Five Haitian women try to survive in the world economy.

 

February 23: Papers. Challenges of undocumented youth who turn 18.

 

February 24: Other Side of Immigration. A look at Mexicans’ decisions to come to the U.S. Which Way Home. Immigrant children travel alone by freight trains to U.S.

 

February 24: TAPPED and A Thousand Suns. Northwest Indian College. Explores the sustainable worldview of Africa’s Goma people.

 

February 24: Redlight. Bellingham Technical College. Working against trafficking of Cambodian children for sex. Pornland. Anti-trafficking work comes home to Portland.

 

February 24: Out in the Silence. Sehome High School Theater. Green. Destruction of the Indonesian rain forest for palm oil.

 

February 25: Redlight.

 

February 25: Crude and Turtle World. Northwest Indian College.

 

February 26 Matinees:

12:00: Tony and Janina’s American Wedding. Special Preview Screening. Resident couple deals with U S immigration bureaucracy.

1:45: A Thousand Suns.

2:30: No Tomorrow. Considers many aspects of a capital punishment decision.

4:30: Pornland,

 

February 26: Cultures of Resistance. Worldwide examples of creative resistance to war and injustice 


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