Posts in the Category: HRFF 2012

Alexia Opening Night Thursday, September 20, 7pm

By Kirby Dick

Oscar and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick presents a groundbreaking documentary investigation into one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the US military. Focusing on the compelling stories of survivors…

Friday, September 21, 7pm

By Trisha Ziff

The recent rediscovery in Mexico City of 4,500 unique negatives from the Spanish Civil War by legendary photojournalists David “Chim” Seymour, Gerda Taro and Robert Capa is the focus of Trisha Ziff’s remarkable and timely exploration of the nature of political commitment and the enduring…

Saturday, September 22, 1pm

Linda Goldstein Knowlton

After adopting a Chinese baby girl, filmmaker Linda Goldstein Knowlton embarks on a deeply personal project to understand the experience of four of the tens of thousands of girls who ended up at Chinese orphanages due to China’s One Child Policy and were adopted by non-Chinese families in the US…

Saturday, September 22, 4pm

By Malika Zouhali-Worrall
and Katherine Fairfax Wright

Inspired by American evangelicals who have christened Uganda ground zero in their war on the “homosexual agenda,” new legislation in the Ugandan parliament threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death…

Saturday, September 22, 7pm

By Walter Astrada

Photojournalist Walter Astrada explores the cultural traditions and societal pressures underlying the pervasive discrimination and violence against women in India.

Saturday, September 22, 7pm

By Musa Syeed

Filmed during a military curfew in Kashmir, Musa Syeed’s lyrical debut feature film follows Gulzar, a young boatman who tries to escape the conflict for a better life in Delhi with his best friend, Afzal…