• The Sentence

    by Rudy Valdez, Thursday, Sept 27, 7pm – Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

  • On Her Shoulders

    by Alexandria Bombach, Friday, Sept 28, 7pm – Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

  • Call Her Ganda

    by PJ Raval, Saturday, Sept 29, 1pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

  • I Dream In Another Language

    by Ernesto Contreras, Saturday, Sept 29, 4pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

  • White Sun

    by Deepak Rauniyar, Sept 29, 7pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building


The Sentence

August 21st, 2018

Drawing from hundreds of hours of footage, filmmaker Rudy Valdez shows the aftermath of his sister Cindy’s 15-year sentence for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend…

On Her Shoulders

August 21st, 2018

At only twenty-three years old, Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of important undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. Security Council to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews, emotionally draining speeches…

Call Her Ganda

August 21st, 2018

When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case—an activist attorney (Virgie Suarez), a transgender journalist (Meredith Talusan) and Jennifer’s mother (Julita “Nanay” Laude)…

I Dream In Another Language

August 21st, 2018

Winning the World Cinema Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, I Dream in Another Language is a poetic reflection on life and long-lost love. After the death of elderly village matriarch Jacinta, only two speakers of a Mexican indigenous language remain…

White Sun

August 21st, 2018

The second feature by Nepalese filmmaker Deepak Rauniyar sensitively explores the damage done to the fabric of Nepalese society by the decade-long civil war between the Maoists and Nepal’s monarchical government. On the occasion of his father’s funeral…


August 21st, 2018

We proudly celebrate the sixteenth anniversary of the Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival this year. We once again bring you an outstanding line-up of critically acclaimed films addressing social justice issues around the globe to Central New York…

Accessible Info

August 21st, 2018

All films are open-captioned or subtitled in English. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available during all introductions and Q&As…