Published on : Saturday, January 4, 2014
The 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival opens at The Pickford Film Center in downtown Bellingham, WA on February 20, 2014 with ‘Rooted Lands’: an inspirational account of how ordinary people band together to successfully stop fracking when it threatens their pristine community in northern New Mexico. The film will show at 6:30 & 9 pm with refreshments and a Silent Auction. The Festival will conclude with ‘La Source’ on the evening of March 1 at Fairhaven College.
From Feb. 20 through Mar. 1, the Festival presents 20 powerful, inspirational and educational films that portray this year’s themes on environmental justice, indigenous resistance, war and peace, gender and womens’ rights. Each film is followed by an audience discussion usually facilitated by film directors, human rights activists and/or local experts.
The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival brings critical human and environmental rights issues to the community through recent documentary films. We strive to create awareness and inspire positive engagement to develop greater equity and justice in our own community and beyond all borders.
Other venues for this year’s films include Bellingham High School, Bellingham Technical College, First Congressional Church of Bellingham, NW Indian College, Sehome High School and Whatcom Community College, (libraries, The Majestic, The BUF).
The Festival is powered by students, volunteers, businesses, and community groups.