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Film Festival Schedule

The full festival schedule is now avilable online. Click here view or download a PDF version of the schedule.

Art Festival

The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is currently displayed at the Spirit Room in downtown Fargo. Click here to learn more about the artists who have work displayed.

Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired

Our opening night film on Wednesday, November 15, is the story of a tiny country that made a decision to do something that no other country had ever done —  to abolish its army and declare peace to the world.

Warehoused: The Forgotten Refugees of Dadaab

Our opening night film on Thursday, November 16, explores the plight of long-term refugees through a glimpse into the lives of those living in Dadaab, Kenya, one of the world’s largest refugee camps. We see the camp’s inner workings through one man’s journey to do everything in his power to provide for his family.

Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

Our opening night film on Friday, November 17, follows the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota as they captured the world’s attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government’s plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.

The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and world-wide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artist. 2017 is the inaugural year for both festivals.

The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival will take place November 15, 16 and 17, 2017, at the Fargo Theater in Fargo, North Dakota. The festival encourages filmmakers who have produced documentary, narrative or experimental films that engage human rights related topics or themes to submit their work to the festival.

The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival will be exhibited November 13, 2017 through January 4, 2018 at the Spirit Room in Fargo, North Dakota. A public reception and awards ceremony will be held at The Spirit Room on Saturday, November 18 from 5 to 7.

FESTIVAL UPDATES

 

Human Rights Film Festival Returns to Minot

The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival will feature the regional premiere of OYATE at the Oak Park Theater on Tuesday, November 15, at 7 p.m.

Bismarck Human Rights Film Festival Rescheduled Due to Winter Storm

The Bismarck Screening of the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival has been rescheduled due to pending winter weather.

Deputy Secretary of Education to Attend Human Rights Film and Arts Festival

Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten will provide opening comments at the Opening Ceremony and Awards Presentation of the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival.

Fargo Mayor Declares Human Rights Week

Mayor Tim Mahoney has proclaimed Monday, October 31 through Saturday, November 5, 2022, Human Rights Week for the City of Fargo

The Human Family Announces Creative Placemaking Award Winners 

Five award winners will be recognized at the Opening Ceremony of the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival.

Island Breeze to perform blessing, traditional protocol at NDHRFF

The Polynesian performance troupe will perform a blessing, traditional protocol, and gift exchange at screening of THE WIND AND THE RECKONING.

Jon Harris to open Human Rights Film and Arts Festival

Artist Jon Harris, who gained worldwide recognition in 2021, will join the Opening Ceremony and Awards Presentation for North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival

6th Annual North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Opens November 1

The 2022 North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival opens November 1 with an Opening Ceremony & Awards Presentation at Radisson Blu.

Frederick Edwards joins NDHRFF as Director of Black Programming

The North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is excited to welcome Frederick Edwards as Director of Black Cinema and Programming. The position is new to the festival and was created to extend the festival’s reach and engagement with Black artists and...

Clarence Monpleh joins NDHRFF as Director of Youth Programming

The North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival welcomes Clarence Monpleh as the first Director of Youth Programming for the festival.

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