Multi-City Screening Dates Announced

October 14, 2021

The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival and Summit is excited to announce the official screening dates for the 2021 festival.

Traveling throughout North Dakota, the festival will take place November 2-18, 2021 in a hybrid format, with both in-person and online opportunities to engage with the festival.

The virtual cinema opens Tuesday, November 2 at midnight. Most films in the festival will be available online to watch through Thursday, November 18 at midnight. Community conversations and filmmaker Q&As will also be available online for viewing.

Film screenings and community discussions are free and open to the public. Masks required. The festival will take place throughout North Dakota on the following dates:

Fargo | November 2-6, 2021

Filmmaker workshops and artist conversations will take place between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. daily at the Plains Art Museum. The Human Family is proud to partner with the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition to incorporate their 12th annual Human Rights Summit into the festival. Daily discussions with human rights and social justice advocates will take place as well.

Film screenings and discussions at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily at the historic Fargo Theatre.

Both the workshops at the Plains Art Museum and film screenings at the Fargo Theatre are free and open to the public. Due to the ongoing pandemic, limited seating is available and reservations are required. Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

Grand Forks | November 7, 2021

Film screenings and discussions at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily at the historic Empire Arts Center.

Free and open to the public. Due to the ongoing pandemic, limited seating is available and reservations are preferred.

Bismarck | November 9-10, 2021

Film screenings and discussions at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. daily at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library.

Free and open to the public. Due to the ongoing pandemic, limited seating is available and reservations are preferred.

Minot | November 11, 2021

Film screening and discussion at 7 p.m. daily at the historic Oak Park Theater.

Free and open to the public. Due to the ongoing pandemic, limited seating is available and reservations are preferred.

Jamestown | November 18, 2021

Film screenings at 10 and 1:30, and film screening and discussion at 7 p.m. at The Arts Center.

Free and open to the public. Due to the ongoing pandemic, limited seating is available and reservations are preferred.

The official program outlining guests and selected films will be released on Monday, October 18.

The 2021 festival is presented in partnership with The North Dakota Human Rights Coalition, The Indigenous Association, High Plains Fair Housing Center, the Fargo-Moorhead Coalition to End HomelessnessYouth Works, and J&S Productions.

The festival is sponsored in part by High Plains Fair Housing Center, the Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau and, Sanford Health.

The festival is also funded in part by Humanities North Dakota, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities North Dakota or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

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