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Syracuse University Kicks off 14th Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Filmmaker Trisha Ziff answering questions from the audience about her film The Man Who Saw Too Much. (c) Tania Joseph

By Tania Joseph SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Every year Professor Tula Goenka of the Television Radio and Film Department alongside the Humanities Center at Syracuse University host a Human Rights Film Festival. This year marks the 14th annual Human Rights Film Festival at Syracuse University. This festival allows filmmakers from all around the world to take part in screening their films and storytelling.

All the films screened during this years film festival varies in stories but all share one thing: “Place”. The Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival is part of the Syracuse Symposium, which is a series of public events such as lectures, films, and performances that all engage in the meaning and impact of “Place.”

From Mexico City to Syria, the films will provide diverse perspectives that highlight social justice as well as how geography plays a role in the lives of people who occupy an area.

The SUHRFF is free and open to the public.

Some of the films being screened this festival weekend are listed below:

Thursday September 29th, 2016

The Man Who Saw Too Much

Filmmaker : Trisha Ziff

Location: Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium Newhouse 3 @ 7 p.m.

Friday September 30th, 2016

Trick or Treaty

Filmmaker: Alanis Obomsawin

Location: Shaffer Art Building Shemin Auditorium @ 7 p.m.

Saturday October 1st, 2016 

The Crossing @ 1 p.m.

Filmmaker: George Kurian

Koza @ 4 p.m.

Filmmaker: Ivan Ostrochovský

Aligarh @ 7 p.m.

Filmmaker: Hansal Mehta

Location: Shaffer Art Building Shemin Auditorium


For more information on this years festival visit:  suhrff.syr.edu