Using the Power of Film to Make a Difference
Museum of Photographic Arts Presents the Human Rights Watch Film Festival
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts on February 2 – 5, 2017. Now in it’s seventh year, the festival continues to provide a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that a personal voice can make a difference. The film festival brings to light human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.
TICKETS: Festival passes are available for purchase and cover admission to all six festival films. Festival passes are $25 for MOPA Members, $30 for students, seniors and military service members, and $35 for the public. Single screening tickets are $6 for MOPA Members, $8 for students, seniors and military service members, and $10 for the public.
|WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS
THUR, FEB 2, 2017 I 7PM – OPENING NIGHTWhat Tomorrow Brings is the story of the first all-girls school in a remote Afghan village. While the girls learn to read and write, education goes far beyond the classroom and teaches the students that girls also count.
|THEY CALL US MONSTERS
FRI, FEB 3, 2017 I 7PMThe Compound: where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile offenders. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults and to their victims they’re monsters.
SAT, FEB 4, 2017 I 3PMTwo young veterans, haunted by their combat experiences, take a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America seeking redemption, acceptance and a way to close the moral chasm opened by war.
|I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
SAT, FEB 4, 2017 I 7PMWorking from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a stunning meditation on what it means to be Black in America, and reflects on the legacy of racial violence that still permeates the country.
SUN, FEB 5, 2017 I 3PMA first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees, The Crossing shows us the lengths to which people go to find safety and forge their own destiny.
|ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE
SUN, FEB 5, 2017 I 7PMFilmmaker and TV news veteran Fred Peabody explores the life and legacy of the maverick American journalist I.F. Stone and examines how independent journalists today are still changing the face of journalism – providing investigative, adversarial alternatives to mainstream, corporate news outlets.
|Private Film Screening for Title I Schools
WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS
What Tomorrow Brings is the story of the first all-girls school in a remote Afghan village. While the girls learn to read and write, education goes far beyond the classroom and teaches the students that girls also count.
A special thank you to our community partners:
|International Rescue Committee||The Sophia Hotel|
|ACLU of San Diego||San Diego Urban League Young Professionals|
|NAACP San Diego Branch||San Diego Latino Film Festival|
|Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice||Survivors of Torture International|