by GREG KING
Presenting the best films and artwork from around the world, the annual Human Rights Arts & Film Festival challenges, touches and inspires audiences from all walks of life.
HRAFF is a Melbourne based not-for-profit organisation devoted to the exploration of human rights issues through an annual film and arts festival and an on-going schools and community program. HRAFF selects its arts and film to engage and inform people on human rights issues. The festival’s innovative and entertaining program resonates with audiences, encouraging them to talk about their experience.
For a fortnight in Melbourne, and three weeks across the country, HRAFF exhibits a selection of contemporary cinema, music and fine art. In its seventh year, HRAFF continues to provide a shared site whereby artists, human rights organisations and the Australian public are united by their desire to contribute to social change.
HRAFF 2014 will be held in Melbourne from 8 – 22 of May before heading around the country on tour.
The Opening Night film is The Square, the Academy Award-nominated documentary that follows a small band of Egyptian activists in their fight for democracy. Closing the festival this year is the documentary Rich Hill, in which three teenagers confront heartbreaking stories. But despite the isolation and brutality of their circumstances, their hope for a brighter future persists. There is also a package of international and Australian shorts and lots of provocative documentaries and features.
For his Movies At Dusk program, Greg spoke to the Festival Director Ella McNeill to find out about this year’s program To listen click on the link below:
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