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Films

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

Included with museum admission

Saturday, January 16, 2010 to Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Reservations by January 13

Location: Morse Auditorium

SATURDAY

Youth Producing Change

12:30 pm  Reserve Tickets Now
2009, 62 minutes
Various languages

The second edition of Youth Producing Change offers 10 powerful short stories from young filmmakers across the globe as they turn a camera on their own lives.

Crude

2:30 pm  Reserve Tickets Now
2009, 101 minutes
In English and Spanish, A'ingae and Secoya with English subtitles

This new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) tells the story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet — the $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" case. Avi Chomsky introduces the film and leads a discussion afterward.

SUNDAY

Afghan Star

12:30 pm  Reserve Tickets Now
2008, 87 minutes
In English, Dari and Pashtun with English subtitles

In Afghanistan, where you risk your life by singing, more than 2,000 people are auditioning for Afghan Pop Idol. Meet Rafi, a boy with a strong voice and a pretty face; Lima, a young woman who fears for her life every time she goes home; Hammeed, a young musician and classically trained singer; and Setara, a controversial figure who wears the latest fashions and Bollywood makeup.

The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

2:30pm  Reserve Tickets Now
2009, 95 minutes
In English and Acholi, French, Spanish and Swahili with English subtitles

Follow International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo across four continents as he and his team issue arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, prepare to put Congolese warlords on trial, challenge the United Nations Security Council to bring Sudan's president to justice for the Darfur massacres, and shake up the Colombian justice system. Attorney Shahana Basu Kanodia introduces the film and leads a discussion afterward.

 

Selections from the Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival. Made possible by ECHO.

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