NDHRFF19 November 2 Evening Schedule Bismarck

October 11, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Heritage center & State museum | Bismarck, North Dakota
$35 All-Access Pass | $25 Bismarck All-Movie Pass
$10 Individual Screening | $3 seniors and students


2019 | 57 min
Genre: Documentary Feature
Language(s): English
Directed by: Gregory DeSaye & Chelsy Ciavarella
Country of Origin: United States

Everyone has a purpose, but most spend their lives searching. For one man, his purpose came late in life and has been fueled with passion, spreading like wildfire across the prairies and now spanning the world. Shane Balkowitsch has found his voice through the lost art of wet plate photography. He is archiving history, preserving bloodlines and capturing his visions in silver on glass for future generations.

Filmmaker Q&A:
Gregory DeSaye and Chelsy Ciavarella with special guest
Shane Balkowitsch

Local Filmmakers

Join first-time filmmakers Gregory DeSaye and Chelsy Ciavarella for a conversation about their film “Balkowistch.” We’ll follow the story of the film’s production from conception to completion. Special guest Shane Balkowitsch will also participate in the conversation.

The Clean-Up Story that Didn’t Make the News

2017 | 20 min
Genre: Documentary Short
Language(s): English
Directed by: Karen van Fossen
Country of Origin: United States

In response to forcible evacuation orders from state and federal authorities, water protectors and allies from North Dakota spent the winter cleaning up the Oceti Sakowin camp and salvaging supplies before they reached the landfill. Local media told a very different story. This is the cleanup story that did not make the news.

Discriminatory practices in Housing

The High Plains Fair Housing Center will share updated details and statistics about housing discrimination currently taking place in the Bismarck-Mandan area.

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



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