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Human Rights Watch Film Festival: Bad Press Film Screening + Q&A

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - February 3 @ 3:00 pm

Saturday, February 3
1:00–3:00 p.m.


See the San Diego film premiere of Bad Press, the Sundance award winner for “U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: Freedom of Expression.”

Without a free press how can our communities make decisions and uncover the truth? Bad Press follows one news outlet’s fight to survive. When the elected leaders of the Muscogee Nation, the fourth largest Native American tribe, suddenly curb press freedom and give officials authority to edit all news stories before they reach the public, a rogue reporter fights to expose her government’s corruption in a historic battle that will have ramifications for all of Indian Country.


The Human Rights Watch Film Festival features critically acclaimed films on topics including the rights of LGBTQ+ teens, family separation, refugee rights, disability rights, and the right to a free independent press in Native American tribes. Each in-person screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with filmmakers and human rights leaders.


Tickets:  $6 members | $8 seniors, military, and students (with ID) | $10 nonmembers

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Be part of the full four-film San Diego Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Save your seat for the four film screenings of the in-person festival with an in-person festival pass.

In-Person Festival Pass: $20 members | $30 nonmembers

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The festival continues online, streaming to homes across the US from February 4–10 with five films including two online exclusives: including Ella Glending’s Is Anybody Out There and Seven Winters in Tehran. The films Bad Press, Si Pudiera Quedarme (If I Could Stay), and We Dare to Dream are also included in the digital lineup. Reserve your digital festival pass at https://ff.hrw.org/sandiego to watch the festival films at your own pace, anytime between February 4–10 across the US.

Digital Film Tickets: $6 members | $9 nonmembers

Digital-Only Festival Pass: $20 members | $35 nonmembers

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Event Details

Start:   February 3, 2024
Time:   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art
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San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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