This Being Human
Year: 2019 | 13 min
Genre: Documentary Short
Directed by: Aimie Vallat
Country of Origin: United States
A portrait of a young Iraqi who left everything behind at 15, in a solo quest for a more peaceable future; Hameed’s salvation is education in the U.S. bound by a big altruistic dream.
Year: 2019 | 5 min
Directed by: Behzad Jafarimazhab Haghighi
Country of Origin: Islamic Republic of Iran
In the 21st century and age of communication, there are still dictators who stop the wheels of life by encircling the community in difficulty; and they don’t like changes, but the winds of evolution is blowing and nothing lasts forever.
Year: 2019 | 90 min
Genre: Documentary Feature
Language(s): English, Tibetan
Directed by: Alison Pinkney
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
TEAM TIBET is a remarkable story of courage; of physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion, with a drive to cross the finish line stronger than that of any Olympian.
Tibet cannot take part in the Olympics as it is not recognised as a sovereign state by the International Olympic Committee so, in an act of defiance and solidarity, a group of young Tibetan refugees held their own.
Their stories weave through the physical and emotional exhaustion of Olympic events, held in the foothills of the Himalayas in India.
For them, it is bigger than the Games – it’s a race for life.
TEAM TIBET is a film about survival, perseverance, friendship and hope.
This film has been a labour of love. The Producer, Shruti, and I stumbled over the Tibetan Olympics whilst working on another project in India and felt compelled to cover the stories of these brave refugees. In the world that we live in today, I feel that it is more important than ever to get these voices, and this story, out into the world. Their story is the story of many displaced people today and they risked their lives to tell it.
The United Nations has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages, to raise awareness of them and the important contribution they make to the world’s rich cultural diversity. Languages around the world continue to disappear at an alarming rate and Tibetan is one of them. We are very happy to present this film in the Tibetan language.
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 Productions, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, the NDSU Memorial Gallery, the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.