2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival Screening Lineup Announced

FARGO, N.D. (October 18, 2018) – The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival is proud to announce the list of human rights and social justice films scheduled to screen at the second annual festival. 31 films from 10 countries will screen between Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks.

“We’re extremely excited by the festival program,” said Sean Coffman, Executive Director of the Human Family and Chair of the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. “The films speak profoundly to important content relevant to many streams of conversation taking place contemporary society.”

The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival will take place November 8 through November 16, 2018 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 days in Fargo, North Dakota on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 at the historic Fargo Theatre in Fargo, North Dakota.

The official line-up for the 2018 Festival Includes:

Thursday, November 8

empire arts center • Grand Forks, North Dakota

Afternoon Session | 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Unnatural Selection (Narrative Short / France)
The Right to Learn (Documentary Short / Canada)
Emigration (Narrative Short / Iran)
Hotel Everest (Documentary Short / United States)
The Providers (Documentary Feature / United States)

Learn more about the films in the afternoon session.

Evening Session | 6:00 – 10:00 pm

What is Human? (Narrative Short / Canada)
Are You Volleyball?! (Narrative Short / Iran)
Dak’toká Taíno (Narrative Short / United States)
Mrs. Schneider (Narrative Short / United States)
This is Home: A Refugee Story (Documentary Feature / United States)
Panel Discussion: The Refugee and Immigrant Experience

Learn more about the films and panel discussion in the evening session.

Tuesday, November 13 

The Heritage Center & State Museum • Bismarck, North Dakota

Afternoon Session| 1:00 – 3:00 pm

A Ferry Tale (Narrative Short / Turkey)
Living in Chains (Student Filmmaker / Singapore)
Franciszka (Narrative Short / Canada)
Since the Day We Met (Narrative Short / United States)
America; I Too (Narrative Short / United States)
More Than A Word (Documentary Feature / United States)

Learn more about the films in the afternoon session.

Evening Session | 6:00 – 10:00 pm

What is the Value of Human Life? (Documentary Short / Canada)
A Man Falls from the Sky (Narrative Short / Netherlands)
Mni Wiconi: Water is Life (Animation | Experimental Film / United States)
Too Many Bodies (Animation | Experimental Film / United States)
The Beautiful Struggle (Documentary Short / United States)
Dodging Bullets (Documentary Feature / United States)
Facilitated Talking Circles: Historical Trauma

Learn more about the films and panel discussion in the evening session.

Thursday, November 15

The Fargo theatre • Fargo, North Dakota

Evening Session | 7:00 – 10:00 pm

What is the Value of Human Life? (Documentary Short / Canada)
Sundogs (Narrative Short / United States)
United Hopes (Student Filmmaker / United States)
Home. The Homelessness Crisis in North Dakota (Documentary Feature / United States)
Panel Discussion: The Homelessness Crisis in North Dakota

Learn more about the films and panel discussion in this session.

Friday, November 16

The Fargo theatre • Fargo, North Dakota

Afternoon Session | 1:00 – 3:30 pm

The Snag (Narrative Short / France)
We Have Our Ways (Narrative Short / United States)
Nobody Dies Here (Documentary Short / France)
Rehoming (Narrative Short / Canada)
Modified (Feature Documentary / Canada)

Learn more about the films in this session.

Evening Session | 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Mni Wiconi: Water is Life (Animation | Experimental / United States)
A Man Falls from the Sky (Narrative Short / Netherlands)
Safe Space (Narrative Short / United Kingdom)
Alphabet (Animation/Experimental / Iran)
Sing Our River Red // MMIW (Documentary Short / United States)
1200+ (Feature Documentary / Canada)
Panel Discussion: The Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Crisis

Learn more about the films and panel discussion in this session.

Pre-sale tickets for the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival are currently available. Tickets for individual screenings are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and $2 for Seniors and Students. A Festival Pass to all screenings in Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks is available for $40. Follow the following links to get your tickets today: Grand Forks, Bismarck or Fargo.

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.

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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PO Box 9468
Fargo, ND 58106-9468

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