Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

17th Annual

Festival History | BHRFF 2013

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Bidder 70
Follow Tim DeChristopher's ingenious civil disobedience in challenging the leasing of pristine public lands for gas and oil drilling in Utah. 72 min.
BPL
Dakota 38
On December 26, 1862, 38 Dakota leaders were hung in the largest mass execution in U.S. history. The film follows Dakota Indians commemorating the event by holding a spiritual healing horse ride from South Dakota to Minnesota. 78 min.
BPL; WWU
Delicious Peace
Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Ugandan coffee farmers formed a cooperative to build peace and economic prosperity. 40 min.
BPL
Genetic Roulette
Never-before-seen evidence points to genetically engineered foods as a major contributor to rising disease rates in the US population, especially among children. 85 min.
BPL; WWU
Harvest of Empire
Exposes the connection between historical U.S. expansionist policies and intervention in Latin America and the immigration challenges we face today. 90 min.
WWU
Heart of Sky
As corporations go to the ends of the earth to extract all value, all resources, modern Maya reveal their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment. 98 min
BPL; WWU
Heist
Traces the roots of the American economic crisis, and the continuing assault on working and middle class people in the United States. 76 min
BPL
Honor the Treaties
A portrait of photographer Aaron Huey's work on the Pine Ridge Reservation, and his inspiration for action. 14 min.
BPL
The Invisible War
A disturbing account of the amount of sexual assault in the U.S. military, and its lack of prosecution. 2013 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. 97 min.
BPL; WWU
My Neighbourhood
Follows a Palestinian teenager as his home in East Jerusalem is taken over by Jewish settlers. Tension grows as Israeli and Palestinians protest together against the takeover. 25 min.
BPL
Ocean Frontiers
Shows examples from around the U.S. of new cooperation between unlikely allies in ocean and coastal management. Segments are from Massachusetts, Florida, Iowa, and Oregon. 81 min.
BPL; WWU
On the Line
A 2400 km journey by bike, foot, raft, and kayak trip to uncover the truth about the multibillion dollar pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to the BC coast. 52 min.
BPL; WWU
One Family in Gaza
A family describes the physical and emotional effects on them of an Israeli attack on the Gaza strip. Despite their suffering, the family still believes in peace. 24 min.
BPL
Peace Out
As energy exploration, excavation, and export remain northwest Canada's economic backbone, contradictions and debates abound on the risks and rewards of development. 58 min.
BPL
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Peacemaker
A brief profile of Howard Harris and the long time Bellingham peace vigil. 6 min.
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Poetry of Resistance
Six international poets eloquently narrate their experiences of political violence. 40 min.
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Precious Knowledge
Some state politicians in Arizona think ethnic studies promote anti-Americanism. When books are banned in Tucson and the programs eliminated, teachers and students fight back in a modern civil rights struggle. 53 min.
BPL
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Scarred Lands
A compelling documentary exploring the noticeably under-reported issue of the environmental impacts of war. It confronts the immensely broad ecological ramifications of everything from technological development and natural resource exhaustion to weapons testing and modern warfare itself. 68 min.
BPL
Schooling the World
Takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures. 65 min.
BPL; WWU
The Suffering Grasses
Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring and the complicated politics of the region, this film explores the Syrian conflict through the humanity of the civilians who have been killed, abused, and displaced. 52 min.
BPL; WWU
The Thick Dark Fog
A Lakota man tries to overcome the lingering trauma of a government boarding school that suppressed his Native identity. 57 min.
BPL
Trust
Brief profiles of teenagers from around the U.S. who have become local environmental activists. 7 min segments.
BPL
War Made Easy
The film exposes how the American government has drummed up support for war, using the media as a tool. The film gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. 72 min.
BPL
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Within the Eye of the Storm
An Israeli and a Palestinian, who have each lost a child to conflict, unite to act for peace in their communities. 69 min.
BPL
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