PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Experience filmmaker Q&As and social issue panel discussions from previous seasons of the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival.

2020

A Conversation with America

Join filmmaker Jim Kroft for a discussion about his film, “A Conversation with America.”

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Sean Coffman

Another Scar of Genocide

Join Sean Coffman for a conversation with Justin Deegan for a discussion about his film, “Another Scar of Genocide: Diabetes in Indian Country.”

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Sean Coffman

Can Art Stop a Bullet?

Join filmmakers Mark Street and Fiona Cochrane for a discussion of their film, “CAN ART STOP A BULLET: William Kelly’s Big Picture.” They are joined with special guest William Kelly.

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Sean Coffman

The Dakota Entrapment Tapes

Join filmmaker Trevor Birney for a discussion about his film, “The Dakota Entrapment Tapes.”

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Sean Coffman

The Girl on the Bridge

Join filmmaker Leanne Pooley for a discussion about her film, “The Girl on the Bridge.” She is joined by joined by cast member and mental health activist Jazz Thornton.

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Sean Coffman

Lost Lives

Join filmmaker Michael Hewitt for a discussion about the film, “Lost Lives.”

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Sean Coffman

The Marker

Join filmmakers Will Francome and Katie Green for a discussion about their film, “The Marker.”

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Sean Coffman

Mirage

Join filmmaker Luis Quintero for a discussion about his film, Mirage.”

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Sean Coffman

Miss Man

Join filmmaker Tathagata Ghosh for a discussion about the film, “Miss Man.”

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Sean Coffman

The Park

Join filmmaker Adam Hinkle for a discussion about his episodic series, “The Park.” He is joined by joined by cast member Charlita Williams.

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Sean Coffman

Sisters Rising

Join Chalsey Snyder for a conversation with Willow O’Feral for a discussion about her film, “Sisters Rising.” Women’s advocate Lisa Brunner, who is also in the film, joins the conversation.

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Chalsey Snyder

Welcome to Leith

Join Sean Coffman for a conversation with filmmakers Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker for a discussion about their film, “Welcome to Leith.” The discussion is also joined by: Independent journalist Ryan Lenz; Jaylani Hussain, Executive Director of CAIR-MN; and Wess Philome, Community Activist.

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Sean Coffman

Without A Whisper KONNON:KWE

Join guest filmmaker Kahsto’serakwathe Paulette Moore for a conversation with Katsitsionni Fox for a discussion about their film, “Without A Whisper KONNON:KWE.”

Recorded November, 2020
Moderator: Kahsto’serakwathe Paulette Moore

2019

The Eagle and the Condor

Award-winning filmmakers director Paulette Moore and producer Rebecca Kemble discuss their film, “The Eagle and the Condor.” From creation to discovery and impact, the filmmakers describe the film’s journey to-date, and the future plans for the story.

Recorded Friday, November 1, 2019
Moderator: Sean Coffman
Recorded: The State Heritage Center, Bismarck North Dakota

Human Trafficking in North Dakota

Annete Mennem, Director of the Native American Center at MSU, Maria Berlin, Executive Director of Hispanics Have a Voice Too, Tara Bjornson, Assistant Director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Brandi Jude, Executive Director of Invisible Innocence, and James Falcon, Board Chair of Magic City Equality, speak about the human and labour trafficking crisis currently happening in North Dakota.

Recorded Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Moderator: Joe Skurzeweski
Recorded: Oak Park Theater, Minot, North Dakota

Balkowitsch

First-time filmmakers Gregory DeSaye and Chelsy Ciavarella engaged in a discussion about their feature-film debut, “Balkowitsch.” From conception to completion, the duo shared their experiences from the film. Special guest Shane Balkowitsch joined the conversation on the stage.¬†

Recorded Saturday, November 2, 2019
Moderator: Sean Coffman
Recorded: The State Heritage Center, Bismarck North Dakota

2018

2017

Reflections of Standing Rock

Listen to filmmakers Floris White Bull, Margaret Landin and water proector Layha Spoonhunter, and Teri Janis, Executive Director of the Water Protector Legal Collective, as they reflect a year out from the peaceful resistance to the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Panelists shared their experience and their throughts on how communities can address oppression, injustice and climate change in North Dakota and beyond.

Recorded Friday, November 17, 2017
Moderator: Michael Yellow Bird, Ph.D.
Recorded: Fargo Theatre, Fargo North Dakota