The University of San Francisco is hosting its 8th Human Rights Film Festival. We believe in the power of film to educate about human rights violations and encourage citizens to take action. We know that committed citizens can help to stop these abuses.
This year, the Festival will take place on February 18, 19, and 20. It will include films focusing on Ecuador, Haiti. South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, and the U.S., as well as other countries and regions in a couple of documentaries that illustrate the scope of global poverty and the crimes against humanity that prompted the formation of the International Criminal Court. For the second year, the festival offers a selection of shorts produced by USF students. In addition to the screenings, we are delighted to present a musical performance by Kalbass Kreyol, A Bay Area’s Haitian Band
Admission to each of the films and the concert is free and open to the general public. As with past editions, our goals are to promote awareness and discussion of global human rights issues and explore challenges to human rights in specific locations.
Furthermore, this festival seeks to strengthen the University's links with Bay Area human rights organizations, which we invite to participate in educating festival audiences. We encourage these organizations to disseminate their publications to our audiences prior to each screening.