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Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival 2012

FREE ADMISSION & PARKING.

Films will conclude with a discussion led by the facilitator listed.

 

FEBRUARY 16-25, 2012

OPENING NIGHT | FEB 16 | 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. Showings | Pickford Film Center

 

All evening films start at 7:00 PM and are at Fairhaven College auditorium, except opening night - 6:30 and 9:00 at PFC. Listings below give times/places of showings in other venues. See the festival website for more information www.bhrff.webs.com

 

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Thursday 2/16 | OPENING NIGHT! 6:30 & 9:00pm showings

Pickford Film Center:

"How to Start a Revolution" (2011/UK/88 min) Weaves the remarkable story of the current revolutions and the power of people to change their world with one of the strategists behind it.

12:00pm & 6 pm "Power Paths" (2009/USA/54 min) Offers an inspiring story of Navajo and Hopi communities fighting for their rights on lands devastated by coal mining. Northwest Indian CollegeLog Building

Friday 2/17 | 7:00pm FAIRHAVEN AUDITORIUM

 

The Harvest (2011/USA/80 min) Follows the daily life of migrant children and families in the United States. Facilitators: Erin Thompson, Janice and Skagit youth.

Saturday 2/18 | SHOWS AND TIMES

Matinees - Pickford Film Center -

12:00pm,"Sun Come Up" (2010/USA/38 min) Highlights Pacific Islanders struggle to find a new home as theirs succumbs to rising seas.

12:45pm, "Dirty Business" (2009/USA/60 min) Details the sobering implications of using coal in the United States. Facilitators: Re Sources and Power Past Coal

Fairhaven College Auditorium:

7 pm- "Crime After Crime" (2011/USA/92 min) Examines the injustice of the criminal court system in dealing with domestic violence.

Sunday 2/19| 5 SHOWS - FAIRHAVEN AUDITORIUM

ENVIRONMENTAL - Energy/Mining

  • 12:00pm - "Tar Creek" (2009/USA/74 min) Focuses on the environmental and community tragedies of an Oklahoma town impacted by mineral mining waste at the worst Superfund site in the United States.
  • 1:30 pm - "Power Paths" (2009/USA/54 min) Offers an inspiring story of Navajo and Hopi communities fighting for their rights on lands devastated by coal mining.

ACTIVISIM

  • 3 pm - "American Sandinista" (2008/USA/30 min) Illuminates the solidarity of U.S. engineers with rural Nicaraguans after the 1979 Sandinista Revolution, with one paying the ultimate price.
  • 3:45pm - "Free World" (2010/USA/34 min) Features a delegation of local Washingtonians to Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 64th anniversaries of the atomic bombings. Facilitator: Sarah Covert Bowlds
  • 7 pm - "Scientists Under Attack" (2009/USA/60 min) Reveals the powerful agro-chemical corporations attacking the GMO research of two scientists. And "Monster Salmon"(2010/USA/30 min) Underscores potential dangers in development of transgenetic foods. Facilitator: Anne Mosness, co-chair of the Industrial Fish Farm Reform Project

Monday 2/20 |7:00pm FAIRHAVEN AUDITORIUM

"Presumed Guilty" (2009/Mex/88 min) Highlights the chilling injustice in the Mexican court system by unraveling a fabricated murder trial.

Tuesday 2/21 | 7:00pm FAIRHAVEN AUDITORIUM

"Blood in the Mobile" (2010/Den/82 min) Depicts the murderous conditions, and corporate complicity, associated with minerals mined in the Congo, which are in every cell phone. Facilitator: Gary Geddes, renowned Canadian author

Wednesday 2/22| 3 SHOWS - 3 LOCATIONS

FAIRHAVEN AUDITORIUM:

  • "Abused", 2011/USA/72 min Probes the tragic implications of a mass deportation of immigrants in Iowa.

SEHOME HIGH SCHOOL:

  • "Monster Salmon", (2010/USA/30 min) Bellingham High School library,-- Underscores potential dangers in development of transgenetic foods. Facilitator TBA

BELLINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL:

  • 7 pm "Education Under Fire", (2011/USA/30 min) Bellingham High School library-- Profiles the current persecution of Baha'is in Iran. Facilitator: Michael Karlberg

NORTHWEST INDIAN COLLEGE LOG BUILDING:

12:00pm, "Dirty Business" (2009/USA/60 min) Details the sobering implications of using coal in the United States. Facilitators: Re Sources and Power Past Coal

6 pm "Blood in the Mobile" (2010/Den/82 min) Depicts the murderous conditions, and corporate complicity, associated with minerals mined in the Congo, which are in every cell phone.

Thursday 2/23 | 3 SHOWS - 3 LOCATIONS

FAIRHAVEN AUDITORIUM:

  • 7pm "Hot Coffee", (2011/USA/88 min) Call for tort reform in the United States from the perspective of those seeking justice in a court of law. Facilitator: Doug Shepard, attorney

SEHOME HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY:

  • 7pm "Fagbug", (2010/USA/83 min) Sehome High School Library 7:00pmó Raises awareness, via a young womanish road trip, about hate crimes and homophobia and inspires others to take a stand. Facilitator: Sehome Gay Straight Alliance Club

NORTHWEST INDIAN COLLEGE LOG BUILDING:

  • 12:00pm & 6:00pm "Monster Salmon", (2010/USA/30 min) Bellingham High School library, 7:00pm-- Underscores potential dangers in development of transgenetic foods. Facilitator TBA

Friday 2/25 | 7pm SHOWS - 2 LOCATIONS

FAIRHAVEN AUDITORIUM:

  • 7pm "Dirty Business" (2009/USA/60 min) Details the sobering implications of using coal in the United States.
  • "Sun Come Up" (2010/USA/38 min) Highlights Pacific Islanders' struggle to find a new home as theirs succumbs to rising seas. Facilitators: Re Sources and Power Past Coal

SEHOME HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY:

  • 7pm "The Dark Side of Chocolate" (2010/Den/46 min) Sehome High School Library 7:00pm. Investigates human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast, and its role in the worldwide chocolate industry. Facilitator: Sehome High school Global Awareness Outreach Club

Saturday 2/25 | MATINEES & 7pm SHOW

FAIRHAVEN AUDITORIUM

  • 12:00pm "Bhopal", (2011/USA/75 min) Presents on-going life conditions of those affected by the 1984 Union Carbide chemical release. Facilitator: Brenna Park-Egan
  • 1:30pm "The Dark Side of Chocolate", (2010/Den/46 min) Investigates how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry.
  • 3 pm "Ten Conditions of Love" (2009/AUS/53 min) Engages the story of Uygher leader fighting for rights against Chinese government.
  • 4:15pm "Education Under Fire", (2011/USA/30 min) Profiles the current persecution of Baha'is in Iran. Facilitator: Michael Karlberg and Iranian students
  • 7pm "The Pipe", (2010/UK/80 min) Challenges to a Shell Oil pipeline through an Irish village that disrupts farming, fishing and causes conflict.

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