Human Rights Day
Catch three movies about the struggle for human rights at the Human Rights Day Film Festival, Dec. 5, 2015, presented by the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission.
One Peace at a Time
Contemplating the possibility of ensuring that every child receives basic human rights, filmmaker Turk Pipkin travels to 20 countries seeking insight from Nobel Laureates Desmond Tutu, Muhammad Yunus, Steve Chu and many others. This compelling documentary also features comments from Queen Rania of Jordan and musician Willie Nelson, along with music by Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, Cat Stevens and more. NR, 2009, 83 minutes.
Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song
Showtime: 1:45 p.m.
Hoping to inspire a new generation of activists, entertainer Harry Belafonte allows director Susanne Rostock intimate access to his life to document his many decades as a performer and as a tireless advocate for human rights around the world. NR, 2011, 103 minutes.
A reception is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Dancing in Jaffa
Showtime: 5 p.m.
Pierre Dulaine, four-time ballroom dancing world champion, is fulfilling a life-long dream when he takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa. For generations, Jaffa has been a city divided by two communities that continue to grow increasingly apart. Over a ten-week period, Pierre teaches Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance and compete together. The film explores the complex stories of three children, all of whom who are forced to confront issues of identity, segregation, and racial prejudice as they dance with their enemy. We watch Pierre transform their lives, confirming his belief that dance can overcome hatred and provide the first steps towards real change. NR, 2013, 90 minutes.