15th ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FEST
All events are FREE and EVERYONE is WELCOME! There will be light snacks and drinks on hand. Please come and bring a friend.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 – 8PM to 10PM
8PM – EVEN THE WALLS – Filmmakers Sarah Kuck & Saman Maydani (29 minutes)
Even the Walls is a short documentary about the members of a public-housing neighborhood grappling with the forces of gentrification. Traveling throughout the changing landscape of the once tight-knit community, and weaving in and out of personal vignettes, the film explores the diversity of experiences had while living in Yesler Terrace (Seattle, Washington).
9PM – LOST ANGELS – Filmmaker Thomas Napper (75 minutes)
LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals–people who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. The film shows how their descent into society’s basement has been exacerbated by the forces of gentrification and the increasing criminalization of homeless people, while exposing the draconian changes to the mental health care system that have brought us here.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 – 3PM to 8PM
3PM to 5PM – “DIY” ACTIVIST WORKSHOP
Come by the Film Center for an afternoon workshop of demos in ways to spread your message, wisdom and thoughts with the world. There will be stations set up to (1) Silk screen your slogans for a revolution (2) Make a zine’ to distribute to the masses (3) Write a letter (we pay for stamps) to an organization or leader you want to talk to!
5PM to 8PM – SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
- GOONJ (ECHO) – Filmmaker Madhuri Ravishankar (20 mins)
- An examination of a school for the deaf in India and what one young girl’s journey means for her future.
- OASIS – Filmmaker Alejandro Cardenas (60 mins)
- Oasis is a refuge in Mexico that opens its doors to rejected HIV positive people. Oasis can be a door to life or death.
- SHORT BREAK – Food, snacks and dialogue (15 mins)
- SOUND WE SEE: OLD CROW & HANOI – (60 mins)
- We end the festival with two City Symphony Films, produced by Echo Park Film Center, to celebrate the commonality and beauty that we share though out the world with our cinematic brothers and sisters. The first – Old Crow – was made by members of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nations Community in the Arctic Circle. The second – Hanoi – by a group of filmmakers in Hanoi, Vietnam.