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"Groundswell Rising" (BHRFF 2016)

Posted by BHRFF on May 12, 2016 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Pennsylvania township legalizes citizen civil disobedience to oppose fracking
http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/36802-pa-township-legalizes-civil-disobedience

"Dirty Gold War" (BHRFF 2016)

Posted by BHRFF on April 20, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Indigenous Peruvian farmer wins 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize for risking her life to block a gold mine on her property
http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/36408-want-to-support-indigenous-land-rights-keep-talking-about-the-people-fighting-for-them

"The Hunting Ground" (BHRFF 2016)

Posted by BHRFF on January 26, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

FSU settles lawsuit with Winston's accuser
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/fsu-settles-lawsuit-with-winstons-accuser/ar-BBoG3Fp?li=BBnbfcL

See this film at the upcoming 16th Annual BHRFF on Thurs, Feb 25, 2016.

"The Dark Side of Chocolate" (BHRFF 2012)

Posted by BHRFF on December 5, 2015 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Chocolate gets sweeter: How consumer outrage is reducing child labor in Ghana
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/2015/1130/Chocolate-gets-sweeter-How-consumer-outrage-is-reducing-child-labor-in-Ghana

"Crude" (BHRFF 2011)

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"Plastic Paradise" (BHRFF 2015)

Posted by BHRFF on September 3, 2015 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

New Study Estimates As Much As 90 Percent of Seabirds Have Ingested Plastic
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/09/01/3697145/seabirds-eating-plastic/

"The 10 Conditions of Love" (BHRFF 2012)

Posted by BHRFF on June 5, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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)

Posted by BHRFF on August 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

"On the Line" (BHRFF 2013)

Posted by BHRFF on June 22, 2014 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

"Hot Water" (BHRFF 2014)

Posted by BHRFF on June 10, 2014 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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

14th Annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

Posted by BHRFF on January 12, 2014 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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

Posted by BHRFF on January 10, 2013 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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

Posted by BHRFF on October 14, 2012 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (2)

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


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