United Nations Association Film Festival and Traveling Film Festival Day 1
The Affront to/the Art of HUMAN DIGNITY
11 May 2013 | 16:00
Location: 31, av Bosquet, Paris
Conceived in 1998 at Stanford University by film critic and educator Jasmina Bojic in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UNAFF screens documentaries by international filmmakers dealing with topics such as human rights, environmental survival, women’s issues, children, refugee protection, racism, universal education, war and peace. By bringing together filmmakers, the academic community, and the general public, UNAFF offers a unique opportunity for creative exchange and education among groups and individuals often separated by geography, ethnicity, or economic constraints.
The theme of this year’s festival is Human Dignity. Five films will be screened, all of which deal with an offense to or defense of human dignity:
Not My Life, 32 minutes. Director and Producer, Roberet Bilheimer.
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, 84 minutes. Director and Producer, Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer.
Opium Brides, 52 minutes. Director and Producer, Jamie Doran.
Day 2, May 12: Axis of Light, and this year’s Academy Award winner for best documentary, Inocente.
Directors, scholars, and UNAFF founder and director Jasmina Bojic will be present.
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