Human rights film festival kicks off

Published on Wed, Feb 16, 2011
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The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival lineup has been selected for 2011. Twenty documentaries will be presented during the 10-day long festival.

All film showings are 7 p.m. at the Fairhaven College Auditorium, WWU, unless otherwise stated.
February 17: “Budrus.” 7 and 9 p.m. at Pickford Film Center. A Palestinian village’s non-violent opposition to Israel’s barrier wall.

February 18: “Crude.” Ecuadorans file a lawsuit against Chevron for contamination of their lands.

February 19: “The Power of the Powerless.” The 1989 Czechoslovakian revolt against the USSR.

February 20 Matinees

Noon: “The World According to Monsanto.” Investigation of practices of Monsanto.

2:15 p.m.: “Orang Rimba.” Corporation threatens indigenous Indonesian forest dwellers.

3 p.m.: “Deep Down.” A community makes a choice when mountaintop coal removal comes.

4:15 p.m.: “Turtle World.” Short animated animal parable about sustainability.

February 20: “Enemies of the People.” Cambodian Khmer Rouge killers talk for the first time.

February 21: “TAPPED.” Describes various effects of the bottled water industry.

February 22: “A Small Act.” A Kenyan scholarship winner later funds a scholarship program.

February 22: “Out in the Silence.” Bellingham High School Library. Small town’s harassment of a gay high school student.

February 23: “Poto Mitan.” Five Haitian women try to survive in the world economy.

February 23: “Papers.” Challenges of undocumented youth turning 18.

February 24: “Other Side of Immigration.” A look at Mexicans’ decisions to come to the U.S. Which Way Home. Immigrant children travel alone by freight trains to U.S.

February 24: “Redlight.” Bellingham Technical College. Working against trafficking of Cambodian children for sex.

February 24: “Out in the Silence.” Sehome High School Theater. Green. Destruction of the Indonesian rain forest for palm oil.

February 25: Redlight.

February 26 Matinees

Noon: “Tony and Janina’s American Wedding.” A resident couple deals with U.S. immigration bureaucracy.

1:45: “A Thousand Suns.” Explores the sustainable worldview of Africa’s Goma people.

2:30: “No Tomorrow.” Considers the many aspects of a capital punishment decision.

February 26: “Cultures of Resistance.” World-wide examples of creative resistance to war.