Ayed Morrar, a Palestinian community organizer, unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an inspiring nonviolent movement to save his village of Budrus in the West Bank from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. This compelling account of one village’s struggle tells a much larger story about what is possible in the
This year’s symposium explores the significance of archiving for digital human rights media, highlighting projects related to African-American history (When the Levees Broke, 4 Little Girls and Eyes on the Prize), AIDS activism (The ACT UP Oral History Project) and the Holocaust (The Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive). With Sam Pollard (filmmaker, editor and
A reflective and deeply moving look at the early impact of AIDS on San Francisco’s gay community through the perspectives of five men and women who survived this unimaginable crisis. Early in the epidemic, San Francisco’s compassionate, multifaceted, and creative response to AIDS became known as the “San Francisco Model,” which continues today as a
An intimate portrait of the indefatigable Indian activist Sampat Pal Devi, who leads a powerful grassroots movement, the Gulabi (Pink) Gang, against the discrimination and sexual abuse faced by Dalit women in Uttar Pradesh. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto captures extraordinary scenes in which Sampat launches herself into the center of family dramas witnessed by
This hauntingly beautiful odyssey across Chile’s Atacama Desert by the country’s most acclaimed filmmaker explores an aching paradox: the burial site for many disappeared victims of Pinochet’s regime is also the best place on earth for astronomers to view the heavens. While astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies, at the foot of the
Weaving together the tumultuous lives of four characters struggling with their identity, this provocative film paints a compelling portrait of contemporary Indian society as it grapples with the vital issues of religious conflict, homophobia, sexual abuse and single motherhood. Shot in four different cities across India, I Am is a fusion of stories based on
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