Subject: Next week in San Diego! The Human Rights Watch Film Festival at MOPA
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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts on February 2 - 5, 2017. The film festival brings to light human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.
From the critical importance of a free and independent press (All Governments Lie) to racism in America (I Am Not Your Negro) to the realities facing Syrian refugees risking their lives in search of safety (The Crossing) this year's program will provide opportunities to discuss critical issues facing our country today.
Please visit MOPA.org/hrwff for additional information and to purchase tickets. Festival passes cover admission to all six festival screenings. Passes and single screening tickets are available online and at the door.
WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS
Opening Night: Thursday, February 2
7pm Film screening and Q&A with director Beth Murphy and Razia Jan, film subject and founder of the Zabuli Education Center and Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation. Discussion moderated by Jo Becker, Advocacy Director, Children's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch
What Tomorrow Brings is the story of the first all-girls school in a remote Afghan village. While the girls learn to read and write, education goes far beyond the classroom and teaches the students that girls also count.
THEY CALL US MONSTERS
Friday, February 3, 7pm
Q&A with Gabriel Cowan, producer and film subject and Elizabeth Calvin, Senior Advocate, Children's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch
The Compound: where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile offenders. To their advocates, they're kids. To the system, they're adults and to their victims they're monsters.
Saturday, February 4, 3pm
Q&A with film producer Marty Syjuco and film subject Emmet Cullen
Two young veterans, haunted by their combat experiences, take a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America seeking redemption, acceptance and a way to close the moral chasm opened by war.
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Saturday, February 4, 7pm
Q&A discussion to follow screening
Working from the text of James Baldwin's unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a stunning meditation on what it means to be Black in America, and reflects on the legacy of racial violence that still permeates the country. .
Sunday, February 5, 3 pm
Q&A with director George Kurian to follow via Skype
A first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees, The Crossing shows us the lengths to which people go to find safety and forge their own destiny.
ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE
Sunday, February 5, 7pm
Q&A with filmmaker Fred Peabody
Filmmaker and TV news veteran Fred Peabody explores the life and legacy of the maverick American journalist I.F. Stone and examines how independent journalists today are still changing the face of journalism - providing investigative, adversarial alternatives to mainstream, corporate news outlets.
For tickets visit mopa.org/hrwff
Filmmaker and HRW staff accommodations provided by The Sofia Hotel
Visit ff.hrw.org for more info