The 25th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, spearheaded by the New York–based organization, is back. Notable selections from recent years have included Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, both of which have since earned Oscar nominations. In keeping with the advocacy group’s mission statement, the festival seeks to expose worldwide injustice. The two films featured tonight do just that: Mano Khalil’s The Beekeeper, about a Kurdish beekeeper who now resides in Switzerland after losing his livelihood at the hands of the prolonged conflict; and Iva Radivojevic’s Evaporating Borders, a five-part visual essay that focuses on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus to examine themes of immigration, displacement, and xenophobia.
Tue., June 17, 6:30 p.m., 2014
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