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Human Rights Film Festival

Included with museum admission

Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 1pm - 5pm

Reservations by January 18

Location: Morse Auditorium

Human Rights Film Festival

The Human Rights Film Festival is a 3 day event happening Saturday, January 19, Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21, 2013.

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In recognition of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our annual film festival bears witness to human rights issues around the world and empowers audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.


1:00 pm | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

2012, 91 minutes, directed by Alison Klayman.

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist and one of its most outspoken critics. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his studio and held him in secret detention. This detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. Ai Weiwei's work was featured in the Mahjong exhibition at PEM in 2009.

 

Tickets available at the door

 

3:15 pm | Bidder 70

2011, 73 minutes, directed by Beth and George Gage.

On December 19, 2008, Tim DeChristopher, as Bidder No. 70, derailed the federal Bureau of Land Management Oil and Gas lease auction, acting to safeguard thousands of acres in Utah. Bidding $1.7 million, DeChristopher won 22,000 acres with no intention to pay or drill. For his disruption, he was indicted on two federal charges. This film is DeChristopher's story and also the story of the scientists, activists and movements that influenced his actions.

 

Made possible by the Lowell Institute

Tickets available at the door

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