The 8th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival opens in San Diego Thursday at the Museum of Photographic Arts.
This year's films raise issues of capital punishment, social media as a tool for activism, environmental activism, domestic violence, workers' rights and police violence.
The documentary “The Blood is at the Doorstep,” by a San Diego State graduate, centers on the story of an unarmed black man diagnosed with schizophrenia who was shot and killed by a police officer. Filmmaker Erik Ljung chronicles the shooting and the activism efforts that followed.
Ljung, director of "The Blood is at the Doorstep," and Joaquin Ortiz, co-curator of the film festival, give us an overview of this year's films Thursday on Midday Edition.
Where: Museum of Photographic Arts