Friday, February 20, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
GangaaJal—The Holy Weapon (Director to be present)
Prakash Jha, 150 minutes, 2003, India
A searing look at the intractable issue of police corruption in India.
Saturday, February 21, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Looking for Kannan
Yasir Khan, 18 minutes, 2002, Sri Lanka
The director’s journey to see if a 15 year old LTTE member is being rehabilitated by the Sri Lankan army.
Pallav Das, 24 minutes, NEED YEAR, India
The vulnerability of street children to HIV/AIDS in urban India.
Swara — A Bridge Over Troubled Water
Samar Minallah, 40 minutes, 2003, Pakistan
A depiction of the Pukhtun practice of giving minor girls in marriage as reparation for serious crimes.
Saturday, February 21, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
IDENTITY AND CONFLICT
The Living of Jogimara
Mohan Mainali, 38 minutes, 2002, Nepal
The continuing civil war in Nepal and the story of 17 missing construction workers from Jogimara.
A Certain Liberation
Yasmine Kabir, 37 minutes, 2003, Bangladesh
The impact of the violence of the 1971 Bangladeshi war of liberation on Gurudasi Mondol and her strategies for survival.
Gopal Menon, 64 minutes, 2003, India
The continuing state of human rights violations based on caste.
Saturday, February 21, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WOMEN AND POWER
Swaraaj — The Little Republic
Anwar Jamaal, 90 minutes, 2003, India
Women’s search for empowerment through the prism of gender, caste politics and access to water in Rajasthan.
Sunday, February 22, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Kannathil Muthamittal – A Peck on the Cheek
Mani Ratnam, 130 minutes, 2002, India
A ravaged Sri Lanka seen through the eyes of a nine-year old refugee child.
- Human Rights Film Festival 2003
- Human Rights Film Festival 2006