University of Ottawa Faculty of Law hosts Human Rights Film Festival 2013, October 24-26

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

From the folks at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law's Human Rights and Research Education Centre (HRREC):
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
The Human Rights Research and Education Centre and the Canadian Film Institute invite you to the
1st University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival 2013
24 OCT – 26 OCT 2013 Alumni Auditorium
85 University, uOttawa
Jock Turcot University Centre
Presented by the Human Rights Research and Education Centre in collaboration with the Canadian Film Institute, this inaugural edition of the University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival tackles, in both fiction and documentary films, the most compelling human rights concerns of our times. The films selected explore everything from gender to globalization, from political repression to Aboriginal rights. This remarkable collection of five films will not only open your eyes, but also open wide-ranging discussions and debates about human rights issues that concern us all.
In addition to the screenings, the Festival will feature guest filmmakers and speakers.
The 1st Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival will present four Ottawa premieres, including the latest (and award-winning at TIFF 2013) film by legendary aboriginal filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin, HI-HO MISTAHEY! It will also present films from Afghanistan, India, the U.S.A., and Italy, plus a very special anniversary screening of Costa-Gavras’s searing drama about the 1973 military coup in Chile, MISSING, starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek. Joyce Horman of the Charles Horman Truth Foundation will introduce the film at the opening gala evening.
Venue:
Alumni Auditorium, University of Ottawa
Jock Turcot University Centre
85 University Priv.
Admission:
$10.00: General Public
$5.00: Students, CFI Members
Festival Pass (all 5 films):
$40.00: General Public
$20.00: Students, CFI Members
The Cinema box office opens a half hour before screening time. Tickets and festival passes can only be purchased at the box office. Cash only.

Program:

Missing
Costa-Gavras • United States of America • 1982 • 122 min • English, with French sub-titles
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:30 pm, Alumni Auditorium, uOttawa

Hi-Ho Mistahey!
Alanis Obomsawin • Canada • 2013 • 100 min • In English (sub-titles TBA)
Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:00 pm, Alumni Auditorium, uOttawa

Mohammed to Maya
Jeff Roy • United States of America • 2011 • 75 min • In English (sub-titles TBA)
Friday, October 25, 2013, 9:30 pm, Alumni Auditorium, uOttawa

Wajma: An Afghan Love Story
Barmak Akram • Afghanistan, France • 2013 • 85 min • Persian, with English sub-titles (sub-titles TBA)
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 7:00 pm, Alumni Auditorium, uOttawa
dimmi che destino avrò (My Destiny)
Peter Marcias • Italy • 2012 • 80 min • Italian, with sub-titles in English and French
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 9:00 pm, Alumni Auditorium, uOttawa
Designed by Rachel Gold.