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Welcome. When we started this journey a year ago in November 2016, we had a simple goal: to provide a forum for filmmakers and artists who were documenting human rights violations and social injustices through their work. We weren’t sure what kind of response we would get to the first film and arts festival of its kind in North Dakota. We were pleasantly surprised to receive nearly 120 film submissions from over 29 countries, and art submissions from over 20 artists from five different cities in two states. And we were overwhelmed by the variety and quality of works submitted. The films you’ll see this week at the Fargo Theatre include work from North Dakota, from across the country and from around the world. We’re grateful to be able to represent so many different viewpoints. The final schedule of 22 films represents eight countries. The artwork from painters, photographers, illustrators and sculptors on display at the Spirit Room includes the work of over 20 talented individuals from Bismarck, Edgeley, Grand Forks, Fargo and Minneapolis. On behalf of the entire team, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the very first North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival right here in Fargo. Thank you for supporting the important work of these filmmakers and artists. We hope you enjoy the programming our Jury has selected for you, and we hope that you leave the festival inspired by the individuals working to protect our fundamental human rights. With love and respect,

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7:00 Invocation The Rev. Grace Murray, People’s United Church of Christ

The Rev. Grace Murray is pastor of the newly formed People’s United Church of Christ, an open and affirming congregation with a strong social justice mission. She is a graduate of Duke Divinity School. A longtime advocate for human rights, she seeks to create space for all voices in our community. Most recently, she was an organizer of the FM Standing for Humanity Rally.

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Arrested (Again)

Documentary Short | United States (NY) Director/Editor: Dan Goldes Activist Karen Topakian has been arrested dozens of times for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest nuclear proliferation, human rights abuses, environmental issues and war. What drives her to repeatedly put her body on the line? In turns lighthearted and moving, Karen’s story speaks to the need for Americans (now more than ever) to exercise this important First Amendment right.

7:10 Limit Narrative Short | Islamic Republic of Iran

Director/Writer/Editor: Javad Daraei A man in a quiet area asks for help from the people he sees. Someone enters the house, and suddenly…

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Brooklyn Love Tales Documentary Short | United States (NY) Director/Producer: Anthony Di Salvo A personal glimpse into the lives of three unique married couples with developmental disabilities living in Brooklyn: The Shapiros, the Moores and the Freilichs.

The Invisible War on Blood Student Filmmaker | United States (MN) Director/Writer: Ishwari Rajak When women and girls do not have the same opportunities as men and boys to participate in life or have their lives threatened simply because they menstruate, menstruation becomes a human rights issue.

7:38 Shala Narrative Short | Brazil (Pará)

Director/Producer/Writer: João Inácio “Shala” is the story of Pedro, a young boy living in an orphanage in the Amazon who has a hard time being adopted because of several prejudices, which include the cruel indifference of adoptive parents towards children in his age group. The boy creates situations to draw the attention of adoptive parents, while at the same time creating an imaginary friendship with his only toy, a doll named Shala.

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Le Diable est dans les Détails (The Devil is in the Details)

Narrative Short | France (Île-de-France) Director/Writer: Fabien Gorgeart 1859. Alexina, a trainee schoolteacher in the young girl’s convent where she grew up, suffers from unbearable pains. After examination, the doctor finds out she is a hermaphrodite. According to him, since masculinity prevails over all, Alexina is a man. She has no other choice than to leave her school as quickly as possible, losing her closest friend, Henriette.

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8:19 Sisak Narrative Short | India (Mumbai)

Director/Producer/ Writer: Faraz Arif Ansari A first-of-its-kind silent LGBTQ film in India, “Sisak� makes waves before the visuals of this short hit the shore. Set in the fast-paced environs of the usually bustling Mumbai local train system, it details a romance that develops slowly and intoxicatingly, nestled in the silences and quiet comforts of the end-of-day train journeys.

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Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired Documentary Feature | Costa Rica Director/Writer: Dawn Engle This is the story of a tiny country that made a decision to do something that no other country had ever done: to abolish its army and declare peace to the world. The story of one man trying to stop the proliferation of weapons worldwide: former president of Costa Rica and 1987 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Oscar Sanchez Arias.

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Panel: How to Access Human Rights in North Dakota and Minnesota

Moderator: North Dakota Rep. Joshua Boschee Join nonprofit and governmental organizations for a discussion about how to access your human rights in North Dakota and Minnesota. Organizations will share their work and protections, and identify how individuals can access their services.

Panelists: Jennifer Cook, North Dakota Chapter of the ACLU; Dave Lanpher, City of Fargo Human Relations Commission; Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Department of Human Rights; Barry Nelson, North Dakota Human Rights Coalition; Michelle Rydz, High Plains Fair Housing Center.

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WEDNESDAY PANELISTS

Joshua Boschee, Moderator

Mr. Boschee is in his second term in the North Dakota House of Representatives, where he serves on the Administrative Rules Committee, House Agriculture Committee and House Industry, Business and Labor Committee. While in the House, he has worked on legislation to support the LGBTQ community, low-income North Dakotans and advocating for stronger mental and behavioral health services.

Jennifer Cook

Magistrate Judge Karen K. Klein of the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota in Fargo. Ms. Cook earned her undergraduate degree in mass communication from NDSU. She is also a graduate of the UND School of Law and a licensed attorney in North Dakota.

Dave Lanpher

Kevin Lindsey

North Dakota House of Representatives

Policy Director, North Dakota Chapter of the ACLU Ms. Cook joined the ACLU in 2014 after clerking for

Commissioner, City of Fargo Human Relations Commission Since 1988, Mr. Lanpher has been a broker associate at Park Co. Realtors in Fargo, ND. He has a degree in history from Asbury University and Master of Divinity from the Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY. He has been a member of the Fargo Human Relations Commission since 2008 and was chairperson from 2009 to 2014.

Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Lindsey was appointed to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights in February 2011. He has more than 25 years of experience resolving complex legal and public policy questions as an attorney in the private and public sectors. As commissioner, Lindsey is responsible for a department whose mission is to make Minnesota discrimination free.

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Barry Nelson

Mr. Nelson is a self-described community activist, and currently is an organizer for the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition. He also serves as a commissioner on the Fargo Human Relations Commission. A social worker by profession, he has worked in state, county and private human service organizations, spent over 20 years working with refugee resettlement and appreciates the generosity of people within marginalized populations for helping with his education around the need for human rights activism.

Michelle Rydz

Ms. Rydz is founder and executive director of the High Plains Fair Housing Center and a founding member of North Dakota United Against Hate. Ms. Rydz studied fair housing law, testing practices, and the complaint process at the John Marshall Fair Housing Legal Support Center in Chicago. She has also studied with the National Fair Housing Alliance. She advocates for victims of housing discrimination in North Dakota. Ms. Rydz began her career as a community organizer in Chicago and later worked with the National Democratic Institute on developing advocacy projects in Romania after the fall of communism.

North Dakota Human Rights Coalition

Executive Director, High Plains Fair Housing Center

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2017 7:00 Invocation Mahmoud Toumeh

Mr. Toumeh, a Syrian-American, is a graduate student at NDSU studying public health. He has lived in Fargo for over 13 years. Prior to living in Fargo, Toumeh lived in Syria, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He is an aspiring physician and human rights activist.

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The Orange Story

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Narrative Short | United States (NY) Director: Erika Street Hopman February 1942. President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, which authorizes the forced “relocation” of 120,000 ethnic Japanese from their homes and into incarceration camps throughout the U.S. Koji Oshima is the proud owner of a small corner grocery store, but he must now abandon everything and report to an assembly center. His belongings, his business – everything must be sold or left behind, except what he can carry in one large duffel bag.

The Forgotten Narrative Short Film | United Arab Emirates (Dubai) Director/Writer/Editor: Dia Zaiem An 18-year-old man is held in detention for five years. After being released, he is forced to accept the dramatic changes in his life in the aftermath of his tragedy.

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ECHOES OF INCARCERATION a documentary initative produced by youth with incarcerated parents

FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION

Tuesday, December 5

Doors Open at 6:30 | Screening begins at 7 “Echoes of Incarceration” is an award-winning documentary initiative produced by youth with incarcerated parents. The films explore the issue of mass incarceration and its effects on families and creates documentary films told from the life experiences of the filmmakers themselves. The films give a voice to one of the largest and most invisible social issues of our times, and harnesses the intelligence, energy and creativity of young people to rethink our understandings of crime and punishment. Join us for a screening of these important films. A panel discussion moderated by Adam Martin of the F5 Project will follow the screening, featuring the stories of local individuals who have experienced incarceration on both sides of the prision wall.

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A Share of Share

Narrative Short Film | Islamic Republic of Iran Director/Producer/Writer: Kaveh Jahed In a refugee camp tent, the man of a family protests a food problem.

7:28 Unwelcome Documentary Short | United States (NY)

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Director/Producer/Writer: Ida Theresa Myklebost “Unwelcome” takes an unusual approach covering the Syrian war by giving the microphone to a 6-year-old refugee boy and letting him narrate the film himself. In “Unwelcome,” we meet Menwar, who lives in a tent at a gas station in Greece. He and his family fled the bloody conflict in Syria, hoping to start a new life. “Unwelcome” brings you straight into the action, fear, drama and chaos these children are forced to live through while on the run – all of it narrated by Menwar, and shown through the eyes of a child.

Remember Everything, to Not Forget Anyone Documentary Short | Italy (Milan) Director: Paolo Caspani Marco Pietrantuono is one of the very few established Italian hyperthymesiacs - people with an extraordinary autobiographical memory. He recites the names of the victims of October 3 2013, when more than 500 emigrants died while attempting to reach Europe. If the victims’ names are declared by a person who will never forget them, they will be remembered, thus symbolically alive, forever.

Here You Are Student Filmmaker | United States (CA) Director: Tyma Hezam A film shedding light on the post-traumatic stress disorders and the mental health issues of refugees after their arrival to their destination.

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Warehoused: The Forgotten Refugees of Daadab Documentary Feature | United States (CA) Director/Producer: Asher Emmanuel and Vincent Vittorio An estimated 12 million people live in refugee camps worldwide, and only 0.1 percent are resettled, repatriated or integrated into normal society each year. The feature-length documetary “Warehoused” explores the plight of long-term refugees through a glimpse into the lives of those living in Daadab, Kenya, one of the world’s largest refugee camps. We see the camp’s inner workings through one man’s journey to do everything in his power to provide for his family. However, this man’s story is not unique; it accentuates the much larger problems that long-term refugees have faced for centuries. Organizations like the UNHCR work to provide assistance to refugees, but these are only temporary fixes to often protracted refugee crises. “Warehoused” tells the story of these courageous men and women and how they struggle through hostile circumstances to find a place they can call home.

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Panel: The Refugee Experience

Moderator: Darci Asche, Director of Development, New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment Join filmmaker Asher Emmanuel as he shares his experiences traveling around the world and to Willmar, Minnesota to tell the stories of refugees living in Dadaab. Representatives from Willmar Senior High School will be on hand to share their experiences with cultural integration in a Minnesota high school, and former refugees will share their personal experiences as they traveled from around the world to now call Fargo-Moorhead their home.

Panelists: Asher Emmanuel, Director/Editor of “Warehoused”; Paul Schmitz, Principal, Willmar Senior High School; Mohamed Hassan, Cultural Liasion, Willmar Senior High School; Laetitia Mizero Hellerud, Author/UBUNTU Consulting; Abdi Ahmed, Graduate Student, UND; Muhend Abakar, Green Card Voices.

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Darci Asche, Moderator

Ms. Asche has spent her entire life in North Dakota, but has met the world through her work in refugee resettlement, immigration and volunteering. She first volunteered to teach English to refugees from Poland who were resettled in her hometown of Gwinner. She continued to volunteer with the resettlement program until she became the resource development coordinator for the Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota resettlement program in 1995. Her work with the resettlement program evolved over the years, including serving as the assistant director. In 2015, after 20 years with LSSND, Ms. Asche “retired” and began volunteering as the director of development with the New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment.

Muhend Abakar

Mr. Abakar is a student at South High School in Fargo. Born in the city of Nyala, Sudan, he spent the first four years of his life in Sudan before moving to Egypt with his family. When he first arrived in Egypt, he was saddened by the racism he encountered and had a difficult time socializing. Mr. Abakar eventually made many friends by playing soccer and discovered how easy it is to meet people through sports. While he was excited about moving to America, Muhend was sad to leave behind his friends and family in Egypt. Mr. Abakar was shocked when he first arrived in America. From the snow falling from the sky to the English language, everything was foreign to him.

Asher Emmanuel

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Director of Development, New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment

Green Card Voices

Director/Editor, “Warehoused” Mr. Emmanuel is a director/editor who has created music videos, branded content, short films, television shows and documentaries. He has worked with brands such as the History Channel and Home Depot, and his work has aired on network television. His first feature documentary, “Warehoused,”centers on the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. Mr. Emmanuel is deeply interested in identifying affliction all human beings encounter, tracing the unique and often surprising ways it can dramatically unfold.

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Laetitia Mizero Hellerud

Ms. Mizero Hellerud was resettled as a refugee from Burundi in the fall of 1998 and has resided in the F-M community since then. She holds a BA degree in English literature and linguistics from the University of Burundi and a MS degree in management from the University of Mary. She currently serves on several boards and committees, including the Fargo Human Relations Commission, the New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment, and the F-M Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Mizero Hellerud worked for Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota in several capacities for a combined 10 years between 1999 and 2015, most recently serving as the director of the new americans program and state refugee coordinator. She also worked for SENDCAA Head Start program from 2002 to 2012 and coordinated a transitional housing program through Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership in Moorhead.

Author, “Being at Home in the World,� Owner of UBUNTU Consulting

Paul Schmitz

Principal, Willmar Senior High School

Mr. Schmitz has been in the Willmar School District for 23 years as a teacher, coach, athletic director and assistant principal. He is in his seventh year as the principal of Willmar Senior High School. Married with four children, three of his children are graduates of Willmar Senior High School. He currently has a junior daughter at the school. Willmar Senior High School is a highly diverse school in rural western Minnesota.

Abdi Osman

Mr. Osman was born in Somalia, and his parents fled from Somalia to Dadaab refugee camp when he was 3 years old. Mr. Osman lived in Dadaab, specially in Ifo, the oldest of the five refugee camps in Dadaab, for more than 20 years. He completed elementary, middle and high school in Ifo. After high school, Mr. Osman has worked as a schoolteacher and child protection community trainer with Save the Children. Mr. Osman walked out of the refugee camp to the capital city of Kenya (Nairobi) without the knowledge of any relative or family member. The reason for moving out of the camp was because of his personal goals and lack of minimal opportunities at the camp.

Graduate Student, UND

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NOVEMBER 17, 2017 7:00 Invocation Willard Yellow Bird Jr.

Mr. Yellow Bird Jr. is the current cultural planner for the City of Fargo, and acts as the liaison for the City of Fargo’s Native American Commission. Native American flute player Darren Thompson will perfom prior to the invocation.

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Missing Indigenous

Narrative Short | United States (OR) Director/Editor: LaRonn Katchia Set in a rural reservation town, “Missing Indigenous” begins as two detectives, played by Solomon Trimble (Sam Uley of “Twilight”), and Isaac Trimble (producer) investigate the homicide of a young woman marked with a killer’s deadly signature. With the assistance of entomologist Brett Rivers, played by actor David Velarde, the detectives soon realize Brett may have a lead on this murderer’s lethal trademark. Taking them on a mysterious journey through the dense forests of the reservation, the detectives are soon on the trail of an elusive, faceless killer. What unfolds is a heart-wrenching story of a silent epidemic, the disappearance of Native American and indigenous women.

7:10 Peacekeeper Student Filmmaker | United States (FL)

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Director/Producer: Nicholas Markart and Tyler Knutt Native Americans from Standing Rock speak out on the pipeline, the repetition of history, and their roles as water protectors in a struggle for modern sovereignty.

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STOXHU – Water Documentary Short | United States (ND) Director/Producer: Justin Deegan A short silent film using drone footage, time-lapse photography, still photos and stock footage of the Oceti Sakowin pipeline resistance camp on the Standing Rock Sioux Territory of the Great Sioux Nation.

Don’t Forget the Water Documentary Short | United States (ND) Director/Writer: Samual Sprynczynatyk On September 7, 2016, groups from around the country gathered in Bismarck to begin a two day journey down the Missouri River in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This mini documentary was shot during the departure of their journey.

The Cleanup Story: That Never Made the News Documentary Short | United States (ND) Director/Producer/ Writer: James Kambeitz and Karen Van Fossan In response to forcible evacuation orders from state and federal authorities, water protectors and allies from North Dakota spent the winter cleaning up the Oceti Sakowin camp and salvaging supplies before they reached the landfill. Local media told a very different story. This is the cleanup story that did not make the news.

No Reservations

Narrative Short | Canada (ND) Director/ Writer: Trevor Carroll What if the moccasin was on the other foot? “No Reservations” is political satire inspired by true-life events, giving a hypothetical look at what life would be like if the roles in Standing Rock were reversed. Protests erupt as an upper-middle-class Caucasian neighborhood attempts to thwart the construction of a pipeline from an Indigenous Corporation.

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FRIDAY CONTINUED 7:56

Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock

“Awake” documents the peaceful resistance of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens the drinking water of 18 million people and indigenous sovereignty. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured the world’s attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government’s plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.

Panel: Reflections of Standing Rock Moderator: Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, Director, Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies program; Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Join filmmakers Floris White Bull, Myron Dewey and Margaret Landin and water protector Layha Spoonhunter as they reflect a year out from the peaceful resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Panelists will share their experiences and their thoughts on how communities can address oppression, injustice and climate change in North Dakota and beyond.

Panelists: Floris White Bull, Advisor and Co-Writer, “Awake”; Myron Dewey, Director, “Awake”; Margaret Landin, Narrator, “Peacekeeper”; Layha Spoonhunter, member of the International Indigenous Youth Council.

Michael Yellow Bird, Ph.D., Moderator

Director, Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies program, Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Michael Yellow Bird is a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes, (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara). He joined the North Dakota State University faculty in the fall of 2014. He has held faculty and/or academic administrative appointments at the University of British Columbia, University of Kansas, Arizona State University, and Humboldt State University. He is professor and director of the Tribal Indigenous Studies program at NDSU. His teaching, writing, research and community work focus on Indigenous Peoples’ health, leadership and cultural rights; the effects of colonization and methods of decolonization; decolonizing social work approaches; decolonizing war and military service; neurodecolonization and mind-body approaches; neuroscience and Indigenous Peoples; traditional mindfulness and contemplative practices; ancestral and paleo eating and lifestyle; and the rights of Mother Earth.

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Documentary Feature | United States (NY) Directed by: Myron Dewey, Josh Fox and James Spione

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FRIDAY PANELISTS

Floris White Bull

Floris White Bull is the daughter of Mark F. White Bull (Lakota) and Patricia Ann Loretto (Pueblo). Raised at Standing Rock, she graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Energy Technology and Native American studies from Sitting Bull College and is currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Science.

Layha Spoonhunter

For over nine years, Layha Spoonhunter has been a strong advocate for American Indian youth. A member of the Eastern Shoshone, Northern Arapaho and Oglala Lakota, he has been inspired to lead others by learning about the great chiefs and warriors like Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Washakie and Black Coal. Spoonhunter served in 2008 as the youngest Native American delegate for then Sen.v Barack Obama. He danced in the 2009 and 2013 inaugurations of President Obama, representing both the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes. He was in Standing Rock for four months helping with the International Indigenous youth council as well as the indigenous media team. He helped to organize the various letters of support Standing Rock received from tribes and organizations nationwide as well as worldwide.

Myron Dewey

Mr. Dewey’s drone footage made him one of the most important journalistic voices to come out of the Standing Rock movement. Founder and owner of Digital Smoke Signals, Mr. Dewey is Newe-Numah/Paiute-Shoshone from the Walker River Paiute Tribe, Agui Diccutta Band (Trout Eaters) and Temoke Shoshone. He is a professor, filmmaker/editor, digital storyteller, historical trauma trainer, drone operator and journalist. Digital Smoke Signal’s goal is to help bridge the digital divide throughout Indian Country and indigenize media through indigenous eyes with cultural core values (culture, reciprocity, respect and family).

Advisor and Co-Writer, “Awake”

Member, International Youth Council

Director, “Awake”

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5:00

Art Reception and Festival Awards Ceremony

The Spirit Room | 111 Broadway N., Fargo, ND 58102 5 to 7 p.m. Join us at the Spirit Room in downtown Fargo to celebrate the work of 2D, 3D and performance artists whose works engage and facilitate discussion around local and world-wide human rights issues and topics. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. A performance by Native American flutest Darren Thompson take place during the evening. Food will be catered by the Himalayan Yak.

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Artist Reflections

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Join artists Anna Johnson, Joe Larson, and Jack Sadat as they share the inspirations, motivations, and personal meanings behind their works in the Human Rights Arts Festival.

Festival Awards Ceremony

Join us as we reflect on the winners of the 2017 Human Rights Film Festival, announce the winners of the Human Rights Arts Festival, and announce the 2017 Human Rights Film & Arts Festival “Best of Show� winners. We will also announce the 2017 Westphal Human Rights Grant recipient.

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