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Human Rights Film Festival

In partnership with Human Rights Watch (HRW), DHI will bring a selection of films to Davis and Sacramento for a four-day festival that culminates with a talk with one of the filmmakers.

Oct 19, 2017 06:00 PM to
Oct 22, 2017 04:00 PM


Thursday, Oct. 19

International Center MPR

6 p.m. Opening Reception

7-9 p.m. Screening

500 Years:  Tells story of Mayan resistance in Guatemala — to threaten the powerful and empower the dispossessed, from the first trial in the history of the Americas to prosecute the genocide of indigenous people in 2013 to a citizen’s uprising that threatens to topple a corrupt government. For more information about the film: http://500years.skylight.is/


Friday, Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m.

Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

Nowhere to Hide: An immersive and uncompromising first-hand reflection on the resilience and fortitude of a male nurse working and raising his children in Jalawla, Iraq, an increasingly dangerous and inaccessible part of the world. Immediately after US troops left Iraq in 2011, director Zaradasht Ahmed gave nurse Nori Sharif a camera and taught him how to use it, asking him to capture the reality of life in his community and the hospital where he worked.


Saturday, Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m.

Wright Hall, Main Theater

Black Code: Based on Ronald Deibert’s book of the same name, Nicholas de Pencier’s gripping Black Code follows “internet sleuths” – or cyber stewards – from the Toronto-based group Citizen Lab, who travel the world to expose unprecedented levels of global digital espionage. As this battle for control of cyberspace is waged, our ideas of citizenship, privacy, and democracy are challenged to the very core. For more information about the film: http://www.mongrelmedia.com/film/black-code.aspx


Sunday, Oct. 22, 2-4 p.m.

Crocker Art Museum
Free for members
Free with admission for nonmembers

They Call Us Monsters: The film follows the journey of three juvenile inmates living out life sentences in a Los Angeles prison, and what happens when they are invited to take a screenwriting course. As they discover their abilities and imaginations, we learn who they are, the circumstances surrounding their crimes, and how everyone has a story. A panel discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening. For more information on the film: https://www.theycallusmonsters.com/