Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

Film Updates

12th Annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival Program

Posted by BHRFF on January 13, 2012 at 12:55 AM

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]


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