Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

22nd Annual

2022 Festival Schedule

An amazing two-decade collaboration of the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival with the Pickford Film Center resumes in April, after a pandemic pause, with co-presentation of several remarkable films. “Inhabitants” (Thursday, April 14, 5:30pm) explores the deep knowledge that five Native American nations direct towards land and watershed management practices, in order to address critical environmental challenges facing deserts, forests, mountains, coasts, and prairies in what today is known as the United States. “First Time Home” (Saturday, April 16, 11am) is a stirring documentary depicting young people of Trique (Oaxacan) heritage as they make their first visit to the traditional homeland of their parents. This becomes a powerful time for deepening understandings of familia as well as indigenous identity. The following week (Thursday, April 21, 5:30pm), and in commemoration of Earth Day, we are excited to join a dozen local environmental organizations in co-presenting “Youth v Gov.” This film highlights young people from across the United States who work together to sue the federal government for violating, through policies that accelerate climate catastrophe, their human rights to a healthy future. Attendance to all films is by donation. This continues our commitment to encouraging access as well as awareness of the fundamental human rights we ought not take for granted.

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  Inhabitants
Five Native American nations direct their deep knowledge towards land and watershed management practices in order to address critical environmental challenges.
 First Time Home
Young people of Trique (Oaxacan) heritage make their first visit to the traditional homeland of their parents.
 Youth v Gov.
 Young people from across the United States work together to sue the federal government for violating their human rights to a healthy future.