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February 2018

HRWFF: Lindy Lou: Juror Number Two

February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
$6 - $35

Lindy Lou: Juror Number Two Florent Vassault /2017 /85 min. 6pm OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION  | 7pm Film screening and  Q & A with Film subject Lindy Isonhood |  9pm Dessert & Coffee 20 years ago, Lindy Lou sat on a jury that sentenced a man convicted in a double homicide to the death penalty. After wrestling with her conscience ever since, Lindy decides to cross political and religious divides in the rural South to explore the personal impact this decision had on her fellow jurors. Q&A…

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HRWFF: Black Code

February 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
$6 - $35

BLACK CODE Nicholas de Pencier / 2016 / 88 min. From Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts to Brazilian activists using social media to livestream police abuses - Black Code tells the story of how governments manipulate the internet to censor and monitor their citizens, and how those citizens are fighting back. Q&A discussion to follow screening with: Bill Marczak, Senior Research Fellow, Citizen Lab   Financial support for the Human Rights Film Festival is provided by the City of…

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HRWFF: Silas

February 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
$6 - $35

Silas Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman / 2017 / 80 min. Silas Siakor is a tireless activist committed to ending corruption and environmental destruction in Liberia. When the government of Liberia secretly signs away the rights to 1/3 of the country’s land to multinational corporations, Silas and a network of community leaders travel from village to village with cellphone cameras to document the pillaging of the country’s natural resources. The film celebrates the power of communities to fight back against the…

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HRWFF: Home Truth

February 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
$6 - $35

Home Truth   April Hayes and Katia Maguire / 2017 /70 min. In 1999, Colorado mother Jessica Gonzales experienced every parent’s worst nightmare when her three young daughters were killed after being abducted by their father in violation of a domestic violence restraining order. Determined to make sure their deaths were not in vain, Jessica tirelessly pursues her case to the US Supreme Court, seeking to strengthen legal rights for domestic violence victims. Q&A discussion to follow screening with: Filmmakers April Hayes and…

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HRWFF: Complicit

February 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
$6 - $35

Complicit Heather White & Lynn Zhang / 2017 / 90 min Shot over 3 yrs in China, Complicit follows critically ill Foxconn factory worker turned activist Yi Yeting as he takes his fight against the global smartphone industry from his hospital bed to the international stage to demand better working conditions for all. Q&A discussion to follow screening with: Filmmaker Heather White   Financial support for the Human Rights Film Festival is provided by the City of San Diego and…

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HRWFF: The Blood is at the Doorstep

February 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
$6 - $35

The Blood is at the Doorstep Erik Ljung / 2017 / 90 min. On April 30, 2014, Dontre Hamilton, a 31-year-old unarmed black man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in a popular downtown park. This intimate verité documentary follows his family as they struggle to find answers and challenge a criminal justice system stacked against them. Q&A discussion to follow screening with: Filmmaker Erik Ljung and Dameion Hamilton   Financial support…

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