Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

22nd Annual

2023 Festival Presentations

The BHRFF is co-presenting the PBS Independent Lens films (Jan, Feb, April, May) at the Pickford Film Center. Showings are free and at 1pm, followed by discussions.

In January we co-presented “Love in the Time of Fentanyl”

“Storming Caesar’s Palace” (Feb 22)

“Free Chol Soo Lee” (April 19)

“Bridges Bridges” (May 10)

These films by independent filmmakers from across the country address some of the most important issues of our time and provide a richer understanding of society today. Join us for discussions after the films!

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Storming Caesar's Palace
"Storming Caesar's Palace" confronts mythologies about, as well as resilience of, "welfare mothers".
Free Chol Soo Lee
"Free Chol See Lee" probes inequities in criminalizing and incarceration policies, particularly with regard to East Asian people, shows lengthy community organizing and solidarity around a falsely convicted Korean American man, along with "untidiness" with regard to who is considered "worthy".
Bridges Bridges
"Bridges Bridges" features shorts of 5 exemplary endeavors.