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Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2018

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  • WHEN Multiple dates from Feb 1 - Feb 4, 2018[days & times]
  • WHERE Museum of Photographic Arts , 1649 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST $6 - $35

Museum of Photographic Arts presents a weekend of dynamic films and inspiring conversations at the annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival from Thursday, Feb. 1 to Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

Now in its eighth year, the festival continues to spotlight human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

The schedule includes:

Feb. 1: "Lindy Lou: Juror Number Two," 20 years ago, Lindy Lou sat on a jury that sentenced a man convicted in a double homicide to the death penalty. After wrestling with her conscience ever since, Lindy decides to cross political and religious divides in the rural South to explore the personal impact this decision had on her fellow jurors (Screens at 7 p.m.) Q&A discussion to follow screening with film subject Lindy Lou Isonhood, plus dessert and coffee reception at 9 p.m.

Feb. 2: "Black Code," the story of how governments manipulate the internet to censor and monitor their citizens, and how those citizens are fighting back. (Screens at 7 p.m.) Q&A discussion to follow screening with Bill Marczak, Senior Research Fellow, Citizen Lab.

Feb. 3: "Silas," the tale of a tireless activist committed to ending corruption and environmental destruction in Liberia. (Screens at 3 p.m.) Q&A discussion to follow screening with filmmaker Anjali Nayar.

"Home Truth," In 1999, Colorado mother Jessica Gonzales experienced every parent’s worst nightmare when her three young daughters were killed after being abducted by their father in violation of a domestic violence restraining order. Determined to make sure their deaths were not in vain, Jessica tirelessly pursues her case to the US Supreme Court, seeking to strengthen legal rights for domestic violence victims. (Screens at 7 p.m.) Q&A discussion to follow screening with filmmakers April Hayes and Katia Maguire.

Feb. 4: "Complicit," critically ill Foxconn factory worker turned activist Yi Yeting as he takes his fight against the global smartphone industry from his hospital bed to the international stage to demand better working conditions for all. (Screens at 3 p.m.) Q&A discussion to follow screening with filmmaker Heather White.

"The Blood Is at the Doorstep," Dontre Hamilton, a 31-year-old unarmed black man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in a popular downtown park. This intimate verité documentary follows his family as they struggle to find answers and challenge a criminal justice system stacked against them. (Screens at 7 p.m.) Q&A discussion to follow screening with filmmaker Erik Ljung and Dameion Hamilton.

Festival passes are available for purchase and cover admission to all six festival films. Festival passes are $25 to $35. Single screening tickets are $6 to $10. For additional details call (619) 238-7559.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

A photo from the film "Complicit," courtesy of the Human ...

Above: A photo from the film "Complicit," courtesy of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

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