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The 22nd Annual United Nations Association Film Festival: Scales of Justice

Code:
EVT 616
Day:
Various
Date(s):
Oct 17—Oct 27
Time:
Various
Location:
Stanford, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco
Cost:
FREE
Additional Info:
This film festival is not free. To purchase tickets, please click on Get Tickets below. Visit UNAFF for tickets, schedule, and location information.
Status: Get Tickets
Founded in 1998 by Jasmina Bojic, a film critic and educator, UNAFF is an international documentary film festival originally established to honor the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It has grown and earned the respect of audiences and filmmakers alike for its fearless independence and integrity. In addition to providing early outlets for films, many of which later went on to win major awards and accolades, UNAFF prides itself in creating a community forum for discovery and dialogue about different cultures, social issues, and solutions.

As one of the oldest documentary-only film festivals in the United States, UNAFF brings together the interests of human rights advancement and cinematic achievement, and celebrates the power of films dealing with human rights, environmental themes, women’s issues, population, homelessness, racism, children, health, universal education, war, and peace. The 22nd UNAFF will be held for eleven days—four days in Palo Alto, one day in East Palo Alto, one day in San Francisco, and five days on Stanford’s campus. Last year, UNAFF presented sixty documentary films spotlighting current events from across the globe including its very popular programs UNAFF & Kids and UNAFF in Schools. UNAFF also hosted six panel discussions during which renowned experts elucidated topics such as climate change, energy revolution, new technologies, the impact of social media and arts, the future of borders and military spending, gender equality, how music and literature can bring us together, philanthropy and social change, and the passion for producing human rights documentaries.


For more information on the festival's companion Continuing Studies course, "Camera as Witness: Faces of Immigration," please visit the course page.
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