Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

18th Annual

Festival History | BHRFF 2015

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After Innocence
Shows the situations of wrongfully convicted men freed by DNA evidence after decades in prison. 90 min.
WWU
Cesar's Last Fast
Reveals the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez's struggle for humane conditions for farmworkers. 96 min.
BPL; WWU
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Don't Look Down on Me
Demonstrates how people in New York City react to someone different from them. 10 min.
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The E-Team
Human Rights Watch Emergency Team investigates atrocities in Syria and Libya while informing media and governments. 88 min.
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From the Sky
Vividly depicts the impact of drone strikes on Arab civilians exploring the roots of extremism. 18 min.
BPL; WWU
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Gold Fever
Tragic and inspiring, Gold Fever witnesses the arrival of Canadian Goldcorp Inc. in a remote Guatemalan village. 55 min.
BPL
The High Cost of Deporting Parents
Raises questions of the true cost of deportation when a deportee's U.S. citizen family now relies on welfare to get by. 25 min.
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Homeless in Bellingham
Shorts on local homelessness locally. 20 min.
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Leschi
Tells the story of Leschi, chief of the Nisqually Native American tribe. 22 min.
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A Meal a Month
Critiques how the assumed fish consumption rate in Washington affects us all, especially indigenous communities. 9 min.
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Momenta
Examines the proposed coal exports in the Pacific Northwest and the potential for a clean energy future. 38 min.
BPL; WWU
The Most Dangerous Man in America
The story, relevant to today's news of national security leaks, of Daniel Ellsberg, a high level Pentagon official who leaked secret documents about the Vietnam War. 94 min.
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No Land, No Food, No Life
Explores sustainable small scale agriculture and the urgent call for an end to corporate global land grabs. 75 min.
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Plastic Paradise
Many voices shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption on wildlife in the Midway Atoll of the Pacific Ocean, as well as ourselves. 57 min.
BPL
Return of the River
The removal of the Elwha River dams captures the complex relationship between communities and the environment that sustains them. 72 min.
BPL
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Silenced
Profiles 3 national security whistleblowers and describes their ordeals for questioning U.S. policy. 103 min.
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Smile, and the World Will Smile Back
Home video of Israeli soldiers during a routine night search of a family in Hebron. 20 min.
WWU
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The Throwaways
Courageously explores the most pressing racial justice issues of our time: the mass incarceration and police profiling of poor people of color. 62 min.
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The Totem Pole Journey
Lummi tribal leaders travel with a healing totem pole to bring the message of our shared responsibilitytoward each other and as keepers of Mother Earth. 56 min.
BPL; WWU
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Triple Divide
Investigates fracking in Pennsylvania where 3 watersheds provide water to millions of people. 90 min.
BPL
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Utopia
Explores the tragic experiences of aboriginal first Australians in modern Australia. 112 min.
WWU
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Where Should the Birds Fly
Reveals the strength, hope, and humanity of people in Gaza amidst Israel's 2009 bombing. 58 min.
WWU
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Why We Fight
Traces the history of the military industrial complex from Dwight Eisenhower to the present. 98 min.
WWU
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The Wisdom to Survive
Examines the challenges that climate change poses and discusses meaningful action that can be taken by individuals and communities. 56 min.
BPL