NDHRFF18 Fargo Thursday Evening Schedule

NDHRFF18 Fargo Thursday Evening Schedule

Oct 12, 2018 | NDHRFF

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Evening SCREENING | 7:00 – 10:00 PM
The Fargo Theatre | Fargo, North Dakota
$12 in advance | $15 at the door | $2 seniors and students

What is the Value of Human Life?

2018 | 4 min
Genre: Short Documentary
Language(s): English
Directed by: Jake Bergen
Country of Origin: Canada

Even though she has a good life, Maty is forced to cope with her disabilities every day. Sometimes, it causes her to ask hard questions about human value, and her own value in particular.
Director's Statement
‘What is the Value of Human Life?’ is one of four short films that are part of The Human Project, a film series that utilizes narrative film, animation, teaching and historical examples to explore culturally relevant questions about dehumanization and what it means to be human.


2016 | 16 min
Genre: Short Narrative
Language(s): English
Directed by: Elizabeth Chatelain
Country of Origin: United States

A single mother and her 4-year-old daughter struggle to survive a homeless night in the oilfields of North Dakota.
Director's Statement
As a young girl growing up in North Dakota, I wanted nothing more than to escape the brutal cold and live elsewhere. Now after spending years outside my native state, I feel compelled to return and share the stories of the dramatic changes occurring there.

In 2012, with the advances in technology of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, once rural areas and small towns boomed. Desperate wanderers flocked from all areas of the country for the opportunity to start over. Some of them found success; others left even more desperate than they came.

“Sundogs” is an exploration of the effects of this boom phenomenon on two of these struggling transplants: a mother and child.

United Hopes

Year: 2018 | 35 min
Genre: Student Filmmaker
Language(s): English
Directed by: Arwa Sawan
Country of Origin: United States

In my documentary, I have addressed the Syrian refugees’ concerns over exercising their basic human rights and freedom of expression and how the United States immigration policy regarding the Syrian refugees’ humanitarian crisis is being shaped by the concerns over the impact of refugees on the USA’s national security.  A documentary that brings awareness to this humanitarian crisis and highlights the important role of communication in promoting human rights protection while addressing concerns of our national security.


The Homelessness Crisis in North Dakota

2018 | 46 min
Genre: Short Documentary | Episodic Series
Language(s): English
Directed by: Sonya Jensen & Sean Coffman
Country of Origin: United States

An examination of homelessness in North Dakota.
Panel Discussion:

Homelessness in North Dakota


Duration: 60 minutes with audience Q&A

Moderated by: Cody Schuler, the FM Coalition to End Homelessness

To be announced

Join us for a discussion about Homelessness in North Dakota. In the midst of a crisis that impacts all of the communities in the State, what efforts are being made locally and state-wide to address the issue?

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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