JAYU Human Rights Film Festival
If you’re trying to figure out which cheesy Christmas movie to watch this weekend the answer is: none of them! That’s because JAYU’s 7th annual Human Rights Film Festival is running December 6 - 10, which is a way better use of your time, trust us.
Feature-length and short documentaries, a focus on telling important human rights stories through film and conversation, and all happening at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema? Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than that.
Of the 2018 HRFF’s 6 feature-length documentaries, 5 are directed by women (woo!). The stories being told range from trying to repeal the ban on transgendered persons in the US military, to human trafficking in Ghana, to an intimate look at the city of Baltimore’s relationship between its residents and police force and more.
Even cooler is that this year’s Festival is fully accessible with every program being either fully subtitled or open captioned and ASL interpreted. (Read more about HRFF’s Accessibility.)
The feature films are:
TRANSMILITARY (dir. Gabriel Silverman, Fiona Dawson)
A YEAR OF HOPE (dir. Mikala Krogh)
CHARM CITY (Marilyn Ness)
THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS (dir. Simon Lereng Wilmont)
THE RESCUE LIST (dir. Alyssa Fedele, Zachary Fink)
LOVE SCOTT (dir. Laura Marie Wayne)
But wait, there’s more! A shorts programme screens at the Opening Night Reception plus there are shorts before a lot of the features.
Tickets are $12 ($20 for the Opening Night Film and Reception) but you can get a pass for just $30, which is a pretty sweet deal—especially because you’re obviously going to be seeing all of the movies at HRFF 2018.