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SF Human Rights Film Festival

Learn More About Important Struggles Throughout the World

The SF Human Rights Film Festival offers powerful works about the issue of human rights abuses throughout the world. 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of this important festival, which takes place March 23 - 25 at the USF Presentation Theater.

Over the course of the three-day event, you will see pieces on a variety of human rights issues, including political repression, torture, and disappearances. Some of the other issues highlighted at the festival include environmental destruction, the effects of war on children, poverty, and HIV.

The goal of this festival is to educate the broader public about these issues and provide a basis to begin discussions for change. It's also a way for the University of San Francisco to unite with Bay Area human rights organizations and help support their causes.

In addition to the international films shown at the festival, USF students and alumni will also have the chance to showcase their own works.

These thought-provoking films will leave you with many questions, including how you might be able to help.

The entire SF Human Rights Film Festival is free and open to the general public.

2017 Schedule

Note: The following schedule is from the 2016 event. Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming festival.

Thursday, March 31
Name Time
Shorts Produced by USF Student 12:00pm
Well Contested Sites 1:30pm
American Dreamers 2:00pm
What Was Ours 4:15pm
The Black Panthers: Vanguards Of The Revolution 6:15pm

Friday, April 1
Name Time
Absences 12:00pm
TBA [environment Theme] 2:45pm
Kumu Hina 4:45pm
On The Bride's Side 6:30pm

Saturday, April 2
Name Time
I Am Listening 12:00pm
Mujeres De La Mina 1:00pm
3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets 2:30pm
Sound Of Torture 4:45pm
The Look Of Silence 6:30pm

Festival Location & Tips to Get Here

All films for this year's SF Human Rights Film Festival are at the Presentation Theater on the USF Campus at 2350 Turk Street (at Masonic).

Several buses stop within a few blocks of the theater, including the 5, the 31, and the 43.

Click here to learn more about this area, including a few restaurant and bar recommendations to check out either before or after the SF Human Rights Film Festival.

Other SF Events in March

Ocean Film Festival: SF is hosting the 14th annual International Ocean Film Festival, featuring shorts, narratives, animations, and documentaries all about the wonders of the sea. Reach new depths about surfing, sharks, and environmental issues. Click here for details.

Saint Patrick's Day: On St. Paddy's Day in San Francisco, you'll find one of the biggest Irish cultural parades and festivals in the world. Add to that pub crawls, live entertainment, and real Irish food, and you've got a party! Click here for a full list of festivities.

Savings Tip: Are you looking to stretch your dollar in San Francisco? If so, then check out the great ticket deals on Goldstar. They offer discounts at up to 50% off on tickets to the theater, on popular SF tours, and other fun annual events. Click here to check out their current selection of deals.

Hamilton: Head over to the Orpheum Theater to see the musical everyone is raving about. Based on Ron Chernow's biography of founding father Alexander Hamilton, this play is incredibly entertaining with an original score and wonderful costumes. Click here for details and ticketing information.

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