NDHRAF20 Theatrical Experimental and Animated Film Series Announced

January 29, 2020

Theatrical Experimental and Animated Film Series Announced

The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is excited to announce the official line-up for a special theatrical screening of select experimental and animated films from the festival.

The film series showcases avant-garde artists using innovative techniques in storytelling to highlight important human rights issues. 19 artists have films screening as part of the traveling exhibition . 8 of those films have been selected for a special one-time theatrical screening at the historic Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota.

The special screening will take place on Word Social Justice Day, Thursday, February 20, 2020. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and screening begins at 7. The series is free and open to the public. Good-will donations to support the festival are accepted. Seating is limited, and online reservations are encouraged.

Official poster for the 2020 Experimental and Animated Film Series for the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival. Poster design by Glendon Henry, Grand Forks North Dakota.

The theatrical screening line-up includes the following films:


  • “Gulf” Directed by Walter Mzengi
  • “The Scar Runs Through the Pupil” Directed by Amanda May
  • “Eviction” Directed by Oscar De Leon
  • “Once Upon a Territory” Directed by Fiona Morrison
  • “Passage” Directed by Asavari Kumar
  • “Umbrella Dance for Hong Kong” Directed by WONG King Fai
  • “Wardi (The Tower)” Directed by Mats Grorud

To learn more about each of the films, follow the link below.

The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and worldwide human-rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists.

The touring exhibition will be hosted in four cities in North Dakota: In January 2020 in Fargo at the Plains Art Museum; in February 2020 at the Bismarck Downtown Artist Co-Op; and in June 2020 in Minot at the Taube Museum of Art.

The Fargo exhibition and theatrical screening are made possible in part through the generosity of The Arts Partnership. with support from the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo; and the Fargo Human Relations Commission. The traveling exhibition is supported in part by the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.



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