Seattle Human Rights Film Festival

23 Jan

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Come show your support for cinema with a social conscience!

Amnesty International proudly presents the 17th Annual Seattle Human Rights Film Festival.
The Seattle Human Rights Film Festival (SHRFF) celebrates the invaluable contribution filmmakers offer to raising public awareness and understanding of often overlooked human rights issues. Since 1992, SHRFF has brought some of the world’s most thought-provoking films to our community, covering critical issues that face us as global citizens. Through scenes of despair, death and destruction, themes of survival, compassion and hope emerge.

SHRFF films cover a wide range of important human rights topics from across the globe, each with their own unique, compelling stories to tell. Our film selection and festival goals remain consistent with Amnesty International’s mission to “investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.”

2009 promises to be our most successful year yet! SHRFF ’09 will kick off with an Opening Night premiere at Cinerama in downtown Seattle, followed by back-to-back screenings at the Northwest Film Forum in Capitol Hill. Closing Night festivities will be held at the SIFF Cinema in the Seattle Center. We are also pleased to announce a pre-opening night Global Health Symposium, in partnership with the UW Global Health Resource Center.

Featuring a variety of special engagements at premiere Seattle venues, an exceptionally impressive selection of 16 cutting-edge documentaries, and a wealth of guest speakers that will include award-winning filmmakers, producers, activists, and UW professors, SHRFF ’09 is an event not to be missed.

Festival Dates:
February 4 – 8, 2009

2009 Ticket Information
FESTIVAL PASSES
General Admission: $60
Students/Seniors: $35

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS
General Admission: $8
Students/Senior: $6
Stay tuned to the website for updates! In the meantime, you can also visit our MySpace and Facebook pages! http://www.shrff.org/

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