The second annual Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will screen over three days starting this Friday, July 23rd. Brought to you by the University of Toronto’s chapter of Journalists for Human Rights, this docfest is designed to showcase Canadian films that highlight human rights issues and to promote dialogue on the subject. All screenings will be held at the NFB Mediatheque (150 John St) and each will be followed by a panel discussion.
The films showing at this year’s festival line-up are all the award-winners from the submissions received:
FRIDAY JULY 23 at 6 pm
Seeking Refuge , directed by Karen Cho – Winner of High Budget Category
SATURDAY, JULY 24 at 6 pm
Denendeh , directed by Kent Morrison and Karin Yeske – Winner of Smaller Budget (under $1000)
Breaking the Silence: Inside Burma’s Resistance , directed by Pierre Mignault and Helen Magny – Third Place Winner
SUNDAY, JULY 25 at 1 pm
Audition , directed by Nelofer Pazira – Second Place Winner
The festival runs from Friday, July 23rd to Sunday, July 25th. Tickets are quite affordable at $10 ($7 for students/seniors), but a 2 movie pass is $10 and a 3-day pass is only $15. You can check out the NFB website or the festival pages for more details on screenings and panels.