Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

18th Annual

Festival History | BHRFF 2014

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Amazon Gold
The most biologically-diverse region of the planet faces destruction in pursuit of illegally mined gold. 53 min.
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Battle for the Xingu
Native Xingu try to stop a dam in the Peruvian Amazon. 11 min.
WWU
Blackout
School children travel at night through the capital of Guinea searching for light to study by at gas stations, the airport, and wealthier parts of town. 47 min.
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The Carbon Rush
A critical look at the popularity of carbon offset schemes-- which have resulted in one-sided financial gains, while many of the communities most impacted by climate change remain voiceless. 84 min.
WWU
Easy Like Water
"Bangladesh's Noah" designs and builds a floating school to adapt to his home country's predicted future of going underwater. 56 min.
WWU
Hot Water
An investigation across the country examines the legacy of uranium mining, atomic testing and the creeping danger of contaminated waste in the drinking water of 38 million people. 83 min.
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It's A Girl
Gendercide where female children, infants, and fetuses are killed, abandoned, or aborted in certain parts of the world due to their sex. 64 min.
BPL; WWU
La Source
Two Haitian brothers, one working as a Princeton U. janitor the other working in their home town, raise awareness and funds to bring clean drinking water to their community. 71 min.
WWU
Mother: Caring for 7 Billion
A solutions based look at the environmental, humanitarian, and social crises caused by overpopulation. 70 min.
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Niños de la Memoria
The search for hundreds of children who went missing during the civil war in El Salvador. 64 min.
WWU
Not My Life
Global human trafficking, a modern-day phenomenon, affects millions of children, women, and men in every part of the world. 70 min.
BPL
Rape of Samburu Women
Kenyan women, raped by British soldiers and cast out of their communities, build a self-sufficient village. 13 min
BPL; WWU
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Rooted Lands
The rural villages of Mora and San Miguel Counties in New Mexico (labeled as among the poorest communities in the United States) stand up and speak out against one of the world's most powerful and dirty industries: natural gas fracking. 64 min.
BPL
Salmon Confidential
A government cover-up of what is killing BC's wild salmon. 70 min.
BPL
Saving Face
Every year hundreds of people-- mostly women-- are attacked with acid in Pakistan. This film follows several survivors, their fight for justice, and a Pakistani plastic surgeon who works to help them restore their faces and their lives. 40 min.
WWU
Standing on Sacred Ground: Profit and Loss
From Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, native people fight the loss of land, water and health to mining and oil industries. 57 min.
BPL
Troubled Water
Communities within a Vancouver Island watershed respond with success to the threat of their local drinking water systems. 52 min.
WWU
Unmanned: America's Drone Wars
An investigation of the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 separate interviews. 103 min.
BPL; WWU
Valentine Road
A disturbing, complicated, and tragic death of a gender non-conforming teen. 89 min.
BPL; WWU
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Valentino's Ghost
Exposes links between U.S. foreign policy and media portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. 93 min.
BPL; WWU
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We Can't Eat Gold
Alaska Natives resist as their way of life is threatened by the Pebble Mine. 92 min.
BPL; WWU