4th Annual North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival Program Announced

October 21, 2020
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Fargo, N.D. (October 21, 2020) – The 2020 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival is excited to announce the official line-up for our fourth annual festival. 38 films from 28 countries will be available to audiences from the comfort of their homes. The festival will be presented online, and audiences can view the films on their TV’s with the Eventive app found on Apple TV and Roku streaming devices. Viewers can also watch or cast on their computers, tablets, or mobile phones.

Programming includes four shorts blocks, each approximately 90 minutes in length; 15 feature-length films; and a special presentation of the episodic series, “The Park.”

“We’re extremely excited by the festival,” said Sean Coffman, Executive Director of the Human Family and Festival Director of the 2020 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. “The films screening this year speak profoundly to important issues currently being discussed in our communities.”

The official line-up of the 2020 festival includes:

Tickets for the festival are on sale now. An All-Access pass that provides access to all films in the festival is $35. Individual sessions are $12. Passes and individual tickets are available online at www.ndhrff.org. To view the film catalog and films, attendees will utilize the Eventive platform available at https://ndhrff2020.eventive.org

Pre-recorded Q&As with filmmakers will be available throughout the festival. A series of live discussions will be scheduled for the week of November 8, including a 5-year retrospective with the filmmakers of “Welcome to Leith.” The film documented the attempted takeover of Leith’s small town, North Dakota, by white supremacist Craig Cobb; A discussions about health care and access to care in Indian Country with North Dakota filmmaker Justin Deegan. His film, “Another Scar of Genocide: Diabetes in Indian Country” highlights the epidemic of diabetes currently impacting Native populations; and more. Specific dates and times for live conversations will be highlighted and announced individually in the coming days.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival has moved online for the 2020 season. Films will be screened beginning midnight Sunday, November 8 through midnight Sunday, November 15. A majority of films are available Video-on-Demand and may be viewed anytime during the festival. Certain films have limited availability. See the online film guide for official screening times and additional information.

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. For more information about the 2020 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival or to arrange interviews with visiting filmmakers, contact Sean Coffman at (701) 205-0248 x101.

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