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The 23rd Annual United Nations Association Film Festival: Power of Empathy

Code:
EVT 616
Date(s):
Oct 15—Oct 25
Time:
TBA
Location:
Various Bay Area Cities
Cost:
FREE
Status: No Registration Required
Ticket information: unaff.org

Event details:
Founded in 1998 by film critic and educator Jasmina Bojic, UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) is an international documentary film festival established to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UNAFF prides itself on creating a forum for discovery and dialogue about cultures, social issues, and solutions to the world’s problems. It has provided an early showcase for many films that later went on to receive major awards and accolades. One of the oldest documentary-only film festivals in the United States, UNAFF combines the interests of human rights advancement and cinematic achievement.

The 23rd UNAFF will be held over eleven days across multiple cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last year UNAFF presented sixty documentaries, including its very popular programs UNAFF and Kids and UNAFF in Schools, and hosted six panel discussions featuring renowned experts. In a given year, panels might address such topics as the role of prisons in justice systems, how fast fashion is polluting our planet, the future of borders, creativity, and disability, and—of course—the passions and challenges behind a successful human rights documentary.

The 23rd UNAFF celebrates the power of documentary films dealing with human rights issues, the environment, racism, health, women’s issues, universal education, war, and peace. The theme for this year is “The Power of Empathy.”
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