Posted on 17 March 2017
York Human Rights City Network and the Centre for Applied Human Rights present three films focusing on human rights issues.
The Divide - Friday 17th March, 6.30pm – 10.00pm (Belfry Hall)
The Divide creates a lyrical, psychological and tragicomic picture of how economic division creates social division. By plotting seven tales together, it uncovers how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.
Salam Neighbor - Saturday 18th March, 6.30pm – 9.30pm (Clements Hall)
Salam Neighbor is an award-winning feature documentary and campaign to connect the world to the plight of refugees. As the first filmmakers ever allowed by the United Nations to be given a tent and registered inside a refugee camp, they were able to get a previously unseen look into the world’s most pressing crisis. Their experience uncovered overwhelming trauma along with the untapped potential our uprooted neighbours possess.
High Water Common Ground - Sunday 19th March, 6.30pm – 10.00pm (Middleton's Hotel, Cromwell Road, York YO1 6DS)
High Water Common Ground meets the communities most affected by flooding, examines the needs of the parties involved, and explores some of the most innovative methods of flood risk management using real examples from around the UK.
The Festival offers York residents the opportunity to raise your awareness of human rights, communicate with experts from academic, charitable and filmmaking fields and voice your opinions and standpoints.
Entry is free, refreshments are available, films are suitable for all ages and advance tickets can be booked through Eventbrite - or you can just turn up on the day!