Denison's 15th Annual Human Rights Film Festival
Everything Must Fall (Feb. 6)
When South Africa’s universities raised their fees, a wave of students took to the streets in opposition. Demanding that governments be held accountable while also challenging deeper racial, gender, class and sexual identity discrimination, this group of inspiring young people demonstrate the power that comes from collective organizing that embraces intersectionality to create lasting change.
2019, South Africa, 85 minutes
Advocate (Feb. 13)
Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel and her Palestinian colleagues have been working for decades representing their clients in an increasingly conservative Israel. We meet Lea and the team as they prepare for their youngest defendant yet – Ahmad, a 13-year-old boy implicated in a knife attack on the streets of Jerusalem. Together they must prepare Ahmad who will face a difficult trial in a country in which the government, court system and the media are stacked against him.
2019, Canada/ Switzerland/ Israel, 108 minutes
Esta Todo Bien (Feb. 20)
The medical crisis caused by political and economic turmoil in Venezuela became a matter of life or death as medicine and doctors became scarce. The collapse of the public health system brought increased infant mortality and the reappearance of eradicated diseases. As millions of Venezuelans struggled to survive, two cancer patients joined a pharmacist, a social activist, and a trauma surgeon on stage to act out their circumstances and find emotional release.
2018, Germany/ Venezuela, 70 minutes
Accept the Call (Feb. 27)
Twenty-five years after Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minnesota, his worst fear is realized when his 19-year-old-son Zacharia is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting operation. This intimate film explores racism and prejudice against immigrants, the rise of targeted recruitment by radicalized groups, and the struggles of Muslim youth growing up in the US today.
2019, USA, 83 minutes