2019 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival Screening Lineup Announced

October 11, 2019

2019 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival Screening Lineup Announced

FARGO, N.D. (October 10, 2019) – 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 third annual festival. 30 films from 9 countries will screen in Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo, and Minot. This is the first year that the festival will be in four major cities in North Dakota.

“We’re extremely excited by the festival program,” said Sean Coffman, Executive Director of the Human Family and Co-Chair of the 2019 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival.

Racism and discrimination are the central themes for the state-wide film festival. The themes were identified through a series of community conversations held early in the year in Bismarck, Grand Forks and Fargo. “We heard about many community-specific human rights and social justice issues at each of the conversations,” said Coffman. “But the unifying concern we heard in our communities was about the deep-rooted racism that exists in North Dakota and this idea of the ‘deep-north.’ As a result of those conversations, our invited programming and community conversations connect directly to that theme.”

The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival will take place with afternoon and evening screenings November 1 through November 12, 2019. The festival will travel to four cities in North Dakota: In Bismarck on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum; Grand Forks on Thursday, November 12 at the historic Empire Arts Center; Fargo on Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8 at the historic Fargo Theatre. The closing evening of the festival will take place in Minot on Tuesday, November 12, at the historic Oak Park Theater.

All screenings are PG-13. Not all materials may be suitable for children. Pre-sale tickets for the 2019 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival are currently available. Various ticket packages are available on Eventbrite for the entire festival, for city-specific screenings or to individual sessions.

The schedule of films and conversations for the 2019 festival includes:

Friday, November 1

The Heritage Center & State Museum • Bismarck, North Dakota

Afternoon Session | 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Colour Me Free (Animation|Experimental / Singapore)
My Name is Mohammed and Raghad, we don’t exist here anymore (Narrative Short / Australia)
Inviolable: The Fight for Human Rights (Documentary Feature / Germany)

Learn more about the films in the afternoon session.

Evening Session | 7:00 – 9:30 pm – OPENING NIGHT

The Eagle and the Condor (Documentary Feature / United States)
Filmmaker Q&A with Paulette Moore & Rebecca Kemble
Untitled MMIW Film (Documentary Short / United States)
Discussion The Water Protector Legal Collective

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

Saturday, November 2 

The Heritage Center & State Museum • Bismarck, North Dakota

Afternoon Session| 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Wantoks: Dance Resilience in Melanesia (Documentary Short / Singapore)
Jack and Anna (Student Filmmaker / United States)
Rustic Oracle (Narrative Feature / Canada)

Learn more about the films in the afternoon session.

Evening Session | 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Balkowitsch (Documentary Feature / United States)
Filmmaker Q&A: Gregory DeSaye and Chelsy Ciavarella with special guest Shane Balkowitsch
The Clean-Up Story that Didn’t make the News (Documentary Feature / United States)
Discussion Discriminatory practices in Housing

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

Tuesday, November 5

The Empire Arts Center • Grand Forks, North Dakota

Afternoon Session | 1:30 – 4:00 pm

Ofra & Khalil (Narrative Short / Spain)
Mother, Daughter, Sister (Documentary Short / United States)
Stranglehold (Documentary Feature / United States)

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

Evening Session | 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Los Otros (Documentary Short / United States)
I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary Feature / United States)
Panel Discussion: The Deep North

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

Thursday, November 7

The Fargo theatre • Fargo, North Dakota

Afternoon Session | 1:30 – 4:00 pm

This Being Human (Documentary Short / United States)
Nemesis (Animation|Experimental / United States)
Team Tibet (Documentary Feature / United Kingdom)

Learn more about the films in this session.

Evening Session | 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Topanga (Narrative Short / United States)
Hayley (Student Filmmaker / United States)
A Story of a Panty (Documentary Feature / Belgium)
Discussion: Three White Pastors on the Stage

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

Friday, November 8

The Fargo theatre • Fargo, North Dakota

Afternoon Session | 1:30 – 4:00 pm

The New Mother (Animation|Experimental / United States)
Aziz (Narrative Short / Switzerland)
Bayt Jadeed: Seeking Home (Documentary Short / United States)
Betty Williams: Contagious Courage (Documentary Feature / United States)

Learn more about the films in this session.

Evening Session | 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Solitary Confinement (Animation|Experimental / Spain)
The Dead Die Once (Narrative Short / United States)
The Other Border (Documentary Short / United States)
The Brainwashing of My Dad (Documentary Feature / United States)
Discussion: The State of Contemporary Media: A conversation with journalist and author John Nichols

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

Tuesday, November 12

The Oak Park Theater • Minot, North Dakota

Evening Session | 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Safe Haven (Narrative Short / Netherlands)
Solitary Confinement (Animation|Experimental / United States)
Honey Bee (Narrative Feature / United States)
Discussion: Human Trafficking in North Dakota

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

Pre-sale tickets for the 2019 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival are currently available. Various ticket packages are available on Eventbrite for the entire festival, for city-specific screenings or to individual sessions.

The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and world-wide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers. 2019 is the third year for the festival.

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 Media, J&S ProductionsLutheran Social Services of North Dakota, the NDSU Memorial Gallery, the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.

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