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Fwd: Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at PFA: Feb 2-24

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      >
      > Pacific Film Archive and the Human Rights Center at
      > UC Berkeley present
      > Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
      > February 2 – 24, 2008
      >
      >
      >
      > Stills: The Unforeseen, February 2, HotHouse,
      > February 7 and Lumo,
      > February 24
      >
      >
      > The annual festival presented by the renowned
      > advocacy organization
      > Human Rights Watch showcases truly committed
      > cinema—works by
      > courageous filmmakers worldwide. The works in this
      > year’s program
      > deliver urgent insights about threats to human
      > freedoms and the health
      > of the planet, and celebrate the power of art to
      > generate social
      > change. Special guests and discussions, February 2,
      > 10, 24.
      >
      >
      >
      > SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2
      > 6:00 Everything’s Cool
      > Daniel B. Gold, Judith Helfand (U.S., 2006, 100
      > mins)
      > A “toxic comedy” from Daniel Gold and Judith Helfand
      > (Blue Vinyl)
      > shows that when it comes to global warming,
      > everything’s not cool.
      >
      > 8:00 The Unforeseen
      > Laura Dunn (U.S., 2007, 76 mins)
      > Introduced by Teresa Caldeira
      > Followed by a discussion of environmental issues
      > Laura Dunn’s case study of a Texas land developer is
      > “a powerful
      > meditation on the destruction of the natural world
      > and the American
      > Dream as it falls victim to the cannibalizing forces
      > of unchecked
      > development.”—Film Society of Lincoln Center
      >
      >
      > THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7
      > 7:00 HotHouse
      > Shimon Dotan (Israel, 2006, 89 mins)
      > An unprecedented look inside Israeli prisons that
      > function as
      > incubators for the next generation of Palestinian
      > leadership. “Shimon
      > Dotan’s brilliantly constructed, disturbingly
      > provocative film is both
      > a humanizing force and an alarming wake-up
      > call.”—Sundance Film Festival
      >
      >
      > SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10
      > 5:30 Strange Culture
      > Lynn Hershman Leeson (U.S., 2007, 76 mins)
      > Telling the strange tale of artist and alleged
      > “bioterrorist” Steve
      > Kurtz, Lynn Hershman Leeson deconstructs both
      > documentary conventions
      > and post-9/11 paranoia.
      >
      >
      > 7:05 The City of Photographers
      > Sebastián Moreno Madrones (Chile, 2006, 80 mins)
      > Introduced by Naomi Roht-Arriaza
      > Followed by a discussion of the impact of art and
      > media on social change
      > This look back at a group of brave photojournalists
      > in Santiago under
      > Pinochet offers a universal lesson in the necessity
      > of a free press.
      >
      >
      > SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24
      > 2:00 Lumo
      > Bent Jorgen Perlmutt/Nelson Walker III (U.S., 2006,
      > 72 mins)
      > Introduced by Patrick Vinck
      > Presented in conjunction with the African Film
      > Festival
      > A nuanced consideration of a too-common
      > phenomenon—the use of rape as
      > a weapon of terror—through the story of one
      > courageous survivor in
      > Congo.
      >
      >
      > 3:45 Enemies of Happiness
      > Eva Mulvad, Anja Al-Erhayem (Denmark, 2006, 59 mins)
      > Introduced by Rachel Shigekane
      > Followed by a discussion of the impact of social and
      > political issues
      > on women
      > An enthralling profile of Malalai Joya, a young
      > woman challenging the
      > Afghan political establishment. With short Sari’s
      > Mother (James
      > Longley, Iraq/U.S., 2006, 21 mins).
      >
      >
      >
      > Special thanks to Human Rights Watch International
      > Film Festival and
      > Human Rights Watch California North.
      >
      > The Pacific Film Archive Theater is located at 2575
      > Bancroft Way
      > (between Telegraph and Bowditch) in Berkeley.
      > Advance tickets are
      > available by calling (510) 642-5249 or visiting
      > http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/tickets
      >
      > For more information, visit
      > http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/hrwiff_2008
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > ***************
      > Jason Alley
      > Outreach Coordinator
      > Pacific Film Archive
      > UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
      > 2625 Durant Avenue
      > Berkeley, CA 94720
      > (510) 642-6883
      > jalley@...
      > http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries
      >
      >
      >



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