“The Brainwashing of My Dad” to screen at Human Rights Film Festival

The feature length documentary “The Brainwashing of My Dad” will screen at the 2019 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. The film will screen in Fargo, North Dakota on Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m. at the historic Fargo Theatre. The screening will be followed by a one-on-one conversation with guests Doug Hamilton and author and journalist John Nichols about the state of contemporary media.

This groundbreaking film, directed by Jen Senko, examines the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her father, whose immersion in its daily propaganda had radicalized him and his new fanaticism rocked the very foundation of their family.

Senko discovered that this phenomenon was occurring with alarming frequency in living rooms across America. The film reveals the consequences that this radicalized media is having on people, families, America, and the world.

This documentary shines a light on how it happened (and is still happening) and leads to questions about who owns the airwaves, what rights we have as listeners/watchers and what responsibility does our government have to keep the airwaves truly fair, accurate and accountable to the truth.

Following the screening, a one-on-one conversation about the state of contemporary media with guests Doug Hamilton and journalist and author John Nichols will take place.

The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and worldwide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists. The festival is a non-partisan event, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend. 2019 is the third year for the festival.

In 2019, the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival will take place in four major cities in North Dakota. The official dates of the festival are: afternoon and evening sessions on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 in Bismarck at the Heritage Center and State Museum; afternoon and evening sessions on Tuesday, November 5 at the historic Empire Theater; afternoon and evening sessions on Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8 at the historic Fargo Theatre; and closing on Tuesday, November 12 in Minot for an evening screening at the historic Oak Park Theater.

The 2019 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival is made possible through the generosity of Final Draft, iPitch.tv, and through partnerships with Chamber Six MediaLutheran Social Services of North Dakota, the NDSU Memorial Gallery, the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.

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