Friday, November 16, 2018

Afternoon SCREENING | 1:00 – 3:30 PM
The Fargo Theatre | Fargo, North Dakota
$12 in advance | $15 at the door | $2 seniors and students

The Snag

(L’Accroc)


Year:
2018 | 8 min
Genre: Short Narrative
Language(s): French
Directed by: Desalos Isabelle
Country of Origin: France

When Camille meet Etienne, there is something more than usual. But she has a secret which will ruin everything between them: she has HIV. When she runs away and then he catches her, the complicity turned to a lack of understanding. Despite their shared desire, those two hearts will hurt each other.

We Have Our Ways


Year:
2017 | 15 min
Genre: Short Narrative
Language(s): English
Directed by: Dawn Jones Redstone
Country of Origin: United States

In a dystopic but recognizable America, street riots are common, tap water is undrinkable, and you’re lucky if you get health insurance. Regina usually keeps her head down to just get by, especially at work. As a customer service rep for Alleviate (“Keeping you healthy tomorrow, today”), she must reject health coverage for desperate callers all day in order to do her job. But when her younger cousin Abigail is in need of a criminalized medical procedure, she must decide what price she’s willing to pay for justice.

Nobody Dies Here


Year:
2016 | 23 min
Genre: Short Documentary
Language(s): English
Directed by: Simon Panay
Country of Origin: France

Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.

Rehoming 


Year:
2018 | 15 min
Genre: Short Narrative
Language(s): English
Directed by: Aarón Monsiváis
Country of Origin: Canada

A couple decides to adopt a child from a foreign country to fill the void left by the death of their biological child, but soon regrets their decision and makes a heart-wrenching, morally-questionable choice.

Modified


Year:
2017 | 1 hour 26 min
Genre: Feature Documentary
Language(s): English
Directed by: Aube Giroux
Country of Origin: Canada

Modified is an award-winning first-person documentary that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship with her mother, a passionate gardener and food activist. Their intimate mother-daughter investigative journey, fueled by a shared love of food, ultimately reveals the extent to which industrial interests control our food policies, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system. The film has received 8 festival awards, including 3 Audience Choice Awards.

Director's Statement

When I returned home from a two-year stint living Europe where GMOs on food products are clearly labeled, I began to question why the Canadian and American governments were refusing to label GMOs here. It quickly became obvious that our elected representatives are not representing their constituents’ wishes since over 80% of Canadians and Americans want GMOs labeled.

The more I looked into it, the more it seemed obvious that industry was calling the shots when it came to policies around GMOs. Having grown-up with a mom who grew most of our food in her lush garden and whose passion for cooking was contagious, I had always planned for this film to be rooted in a shared love of food, and anchored in my mom’s vibrant garden and kitchen.

But two years into the film’s production, she was diagnosed with brain cancer and the film suddenly took on a much more intimate and urgent tone than what I had anticipated. The film has become a tribute and a rallying cry, honouring my mom’s belief that we all have a right to know what’s in our food and that if we want a sustainable and transparent food system, governments must place the interests of citizens ahead of corporate interests.

The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and world-wide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artist. 2018 is the second year for both the film and art festivals.

In 2018, the film festival will take place in three cities in North Dakota: In Grand Forks, North Dakota on Thursday, November 8 at the historic Empire Arts Center; in Bismarck, North Dakota on Tuesday, November 13 at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum; and for two nights in Fargo, North Dakota on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 at the historic Fargo Theatre in Fargo, North Dakota.

Tickets to the festival are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and $2 for Seniors and Students.

The 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is made possible through the generosity of the City of Fargo’s Human Relations Commission, the City of Fargo’s Native American CommissionThe Arts Partnership and the Awesome Foundation: Cass Clay, and through partnerships with Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, the NDSU Memorial Gallery, the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.

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