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HRWFF: Charm City
February 2 @ 3:00 pm
Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Charm City
Directed by Marilyn Ness / 2018 / 107 minutes
After the screening join us for a discussion with filmmaker Marilyn Ness; Film subject Alex Long; and Christopher Wilson, Associate Director, Alliance San Diego.
During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Maryland, award-winning filmmaker Marilyn Ness takes viewers beyond the headlines and into the lives of community members, police, and government officials as they attempt to reclaim the future of their city. City Councilman Brandon Scott is a rare young voice in the government’s call to divert funds from policing to programs that build opportunities and combat poverty. Senior community leader “Mr. C” and his colleague Alex Long spend their days in the streets working with youth to provide positive structure and safety. Charm City speaks to a nationwide crisis, where the grit and compassion of citizens offer humanity as a way forward.
Tickets may be purchased per film, or a festival pass can be bought to attend all of the films within the festival.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to MOPA on January 31 – February 2. Now in its ninth year, the festival presents a unique program encompassing five films and discussions that address a wide range of human rights issues from around the world. Filmmakers and Human Rights Watch experts will be present to discuss many of the issues raised by films and their impact around the world.
Thank you for your generous support:
David D. Dodge Foundation
Financial support for MOPA’s film programming is provided by the City of San Diego
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