This year York will celebrate Refugee Week with a festival of films exploring human rights issues from many angles with a wide variety of films from international documentaries to films made by students from local schools.
It will take place at different venues, with all day screenings of three short films from Haiti, Venezuela and Germany in the Evil Eye on Saturday and, in the early evening in the Yorkshire Museum (Museum Gardens), a documentary by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney about inequality in the USA.
On Saturday night, in the fabulous new crypt in the Minister, you can see Solar Mamas, a remarkable and inspiring story from Jordan that challenges entrenched ideas of women’s work and the possibilities of sustainable energy. There are also a variety of films by students from local schools.
On Sunday afternoon in White Stuff on Stonegate you can watch a variety of explorations of the causes of poverty from all over the world – Uruguay, Uganda and India. And in Orillo Productions on Apollo Street, I am Nasrine – a BAFTA nominated film about refugees in the UK – will be screened in the evening with a Q&A session to follow.
So if you want to enrich your soul in an entertaining way central York is the place to be next week-end.
For more information
Centre for Applied Human Rights Film Festival webpage
or read the York Human Rights Film Festival blog.
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