Human Rights-focused United Nations Association Film Festival sets to kick off 25th edition

    The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is set to kick off on 20 October and run through 30 October October 20-30, 2022 in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and at Stanford University. This year’s UNAFF theme «REFLECTIONS» continues UNAFF’s enduring devotion to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing the 25th Anniversary milestone and creating an opportunity to reflect on the ways UNAFF, our society and the world have changed over the last quarter century.

    One of the oldest documentary film festivals in the US, this year’s UNAFF will spotlight current events from across the globe through 60 documentaries. Topics presented across selections at UNAFF include Can we solve the climate crisis#?, How can American corporations treat low/wage workers more humanely?, Using art not only as a form of protest but as a space to heal, Hate crimes, fear and love in the American South and much more. Films included in the 2022 UNAFF programme are Writing With Fire (dir. Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas), Coded Bias (dir. Shalini Kantayya), and The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales (dir. Abigail E. Disney, Kathleen Hughes).

    In addition to screenings, UNAFF also hosts opportunities for audiences to engage in ongoing dialogue about the subjects at hand. In addition to 40 filmmakers available for Q&A, six FREE panel discussions will take place during the course of the festival. Also, UNAFF Visionary Award will be given to Academy Nominated filmmaker and human rights activist, Dorothy Fadiman. On the award, UNAFF Founder and Executive Director, Jasmina Bojic said: “As we mark the 25th UNAFF Anniversary with the theme REFLECTIONS, it is very appropriate to give the UNAFF Visionary Award to a veteran filmmaker and human rights activist, recognizing her life-long unwavering commitment to human rights, creativity, persistence and vision, which inspired several generations to promote gender equality, a culture of peace and a better future for all.”

    Find more information and the full 2022 UNAFF programmeHERE

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