Promoting Human Rights & Social Justice through Film & Art
The Human Family
2019 SCHEDULE
TICKETS
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Provides access to all lm screenings
in all cities
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Bismark $25
Grand Forks $15
Fargo $25
Single Admission $10
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evening screenings in any city
Students & Seniors 55+ $3
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to afternoon or evening screenings
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Venues
Bismarck
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
612 E. Blvd. Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505
www.statemuseum.nd.gov
Grand Forks
The Empire Arts Center
415 Demers Ave., Grand Forks, ND 58201
www.empireartscenter.com
Fargo
The Fargo Theatre
314 Broadway N., Fargo, ND 58102
www.fargotheatre.org
Minot
The Oak Park Theater
1500 4th Ave. NW, Minot, ND 58703
www.oakparktheater.net
Accessibility
All screening venues are wheelchair
accessible.
ASL interpretation is provided at select
introductions and post-screening Q&A
sessions.
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2019 SCHEDULE
Friday, November 1
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PM
Heritage Center
2
PM
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4
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5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
1:45 pm
Inviolable: The Fight for
Human Rights
1:30 pm
Colour Me Free
1:50 pm
Jack and Anna
7:00 pm
Balkowitsch
OPENING NIGHT
8:00 pm
Q&A with Gregory DeSaye,
Chelsy Ciavarella
8:30 pm
The Cleanup Story that Didn’t
Make the News
9:00 pm
Discussion: Discriminatory
Practices in Housing
Saturday, November 2
1
PM
Heritage Center
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
2:05 pm
Rustic Oracle
1:30 pm
Wantoks: Dance of
Resilience in Melanesia
1:55 pm
Mother, Daughter, Sister
7:00 pm
Los Otros
OPENING NIGHT
8:13 pm
I Am Not Your Negro
9:00 pm
Discussion:
The Deep North
Tuesday, November 5
1
PM
Empire Arts Center
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
2:19 pm
Stranglehold
1:30 pm
Ofra & Khalil
7:00 pm
The Eagle and the Condor
OPENING NIGHT
8:00 pm
Q&A with Paulette Moore
and Rebecca Kemble
8:30 pm
MMIW
9:00 pm
Discussion: Water Protector
Legal Collective
1:36 pm
My Name is Mohammed
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1:43 pm
Nemesis
7:00 pm
Topanga
7:20 pm
Hayley
7:31 pm
A Story of a Panty
9:00 pm
Discussion: Three White
Pastors on the Stage
2019 SCHEDULE
Thursday, November 7
1
PM
Fargo Theatre
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
1:48 pm
Team Tibet
1:30 pm
This Being Human
1:39 pm
Aziz
7:00 pm
Solitary
OPENING NIGHT
1:30 pm
Dead Die Once
7:22 pm
The Other Border
8:50 pm
Discussion: The State of
Contemporary Media
Friday, November 8
1
PM
Fargo Theatre
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
2:00 pm
Bayt Jadeed: Seeking
Home
7:02 pm
The New Mother
7:00 pm
Safe Haven
OPENING NIGHT
7:15 pm
Solitary
8:45 pm
Discussion:
Human Tracking in ND
Tuesday, November 12
1
PM
Oak Park Theater
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
1:30 pm
Betty Williams
7:30 pm
The Brainwashing of my Dad
7:17 pm
Honey Bee
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Friday, November 1
Colour Me Free
Directed by Gray Hodgkinson
Year 2019 | 4 min 59 seconds
Genre Animation|Experimental
Language(s) English
Country of Origin Singapore
A symbolized narrative influenced by the plight
of civilians caught up in war. Through no fault
of their own, people are trapped in their cities,
targeted by both sides as acceptable collateral
damage, or even as human shields. This movie
explores how these survivors are forced to
question their allegiances, as expressed by color,
as their base human need to survive
takes precedence.
Inviolable - The Fight for
Human Rights
Directed by Angela Andersen
Year 2019 | 88 min
Genre Documentary Feature
Language(s) English, German
Country of Origin Germany
70 years after the Declaration for Human Rights
was written, do countries value what has been
a great vision after World War II? Highlighting the
many people are tirelessly fighting for human
rights, the documentary shows people who are
aected by the actions of their governments or
corporations.
Bismarck | Heritage Center | Afternoon Session | 1:30-4:00 p.m.
My name is Mohammed and
Raghad, we don’t exist here
anymore
Directed by Ali Mousawi
Year 2019 | 11 min 40 seconds
Genre Narrative Short
Language(s) Arabic, English
Country of Origin Australia
A day in the life of an Iranian-Ahwazi
asylum-seeking family surviving in Australia.
Mohamed is ten years old. Raghad, his sister, is
eleven. Growing up without their mother,
or extended family, they make a home however
they can while fighting to unite their family.
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Friday, November 1
The Eagle and the Condor
Directed by Paulette Moore
Year 2018 | 57 min
Genre Documentary Feature
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
From 2016–2017 Standing Rock water protection
camps located at the heart of Turtle Island
became the largest assembly of Indigenous
peoples in recent history. Gathered nations
confronted big energy’s extreme extraction
through the strength of their ceremonies,
histories, and connections. The film is based
around prophecy of the Eagle and Condor that
originates with nations from the South.
Bismarck | Heritage Center | Evening Session | 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Q&A
Paulette Moore & Rebecca Kemble
Join award-winning filmmakers director
Paulette Moore and producer Rebecca Kemble
for a conversation about their film, “The Eagle
and the Condor.” From creation to discovery
to impact, the filmmakers will describe the film’s
journey to-date, and future plans for the story.
The Water Protector Legal Collective has served
as the on-the-ground legal team for the
ceremonial resistance camps at Standing Rock,
ND. They have provided legal representation,
coordination and advocacy for over 800 Water
Protectors who have been arrested in resistance
to DAPL. This short tells the story of 26 Water
Protectors who faced felony charges stemming
from a ceremony held on November 15, 2016 to
remember Missing and Murdered
Indigenous Women.
MMIW
Directed by Johnathan Klett & Teena Pugliese
Year 2019 | 17 min
Genre Documentary Short
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
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Discussion
Water Protector Legal Collective
Join Water Protector Legal Collective legal
worker Leoyla Cowboy for a discussion about
the work of the WPLC, updates about the
water protectors the organization is providing
legal support for, and a conversation about the
discriminatory practices being leveled at the
water protectors by the justice system. Elizabeth
Loos, President of the Board of Trustees of the
Bismarck Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church
and organizer for the North Dakota Human
Rights Coalition, will join Cowboy to facilitate the
conversation.
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Friday, November 1
Bismarck | Heritage Center | Evening Session | 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2
Wantoks: Dance of Resilience
in Melanesia
Directed by Iara Lee
Year 2019 | 19 min 59 seconds
Genre Documentary Short
Language(s) English, French
Country of Origin Solomon Islands
In all Melanesian countries, residents face the
challenge of climate change, as rising sea levels
threaten to swallow both land and tradition. In
this charged context, captivating performers use
their talents to celebrate local culture and draw
international attention to their islands’ plight and
the perils of a warming world.
Rustic Oracle
Directed by Sonia Bonspille Boileau
Year 2019 | 85 min
Genre Narrative Feature
Language(s) English
Country of Origin Canada
8-year old Ivy is trying to understand what
happened to her big sister, who has vanished
from their small Mohawk community. With
minimal clues, Ivy and her mother Susan embark
to find her sister. First distant, the journey
ultimately brings the pair closer together,
despite challenging circumstances.
Bismarck | Heritage Center | Afternoon Session | 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Jack and Anna
Directed by Ksenia Ivanova
Year 2019 | 15 min
Genre Student Filmmaker
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
Based on true events that happened in the
early 1900s in Colorado, the film tells a story of
a young couple who live a happy life on their
farm. Suddenly a man from the past reveals
Jack’s biggest secret – that he is, in fact, a
woman named Helen Hilsher. After the
revelation Helen is put on trial for cross-dressing
and same-sex marriage.
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Saturday, November 2
Balkowitsch
Directed by Gregory DeSaye & Chelsy Ciavarella
Year 2019 | 57 min
Genre Documentary Feature
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
Everyone has a purpose, but most spend their
lives searching. For one man, his purpose came
late in life and has been fueled with passion,
spreading like wildfire across the prairies and
now spanning the world. Shane Balkowitsch has
found his voice through the lost art of wet plate
photography. He is archiving history, preserving
bloodlines and capturing his visions in silver on
glass for future generations.
Bismarck | Heritage Center | Evening Session | 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Q&A
Gregory DeSaye and
Chelsy Ciavarella with special
guest Shane Balkowitsch
Join first-time filmmakers Gregory DeSaye and
Chelsy Ciavarella for a conversation about their
film “Balkowitsch.” We’ll follow the story of the
film’s production from conception to
completion. Special guest Shane Balkowitsch
will also participate in the conversation.
The Clean-Up Story that Didn’t
Make the News
Directed by Karen Van Fossan
Year 2019 | 30 min
Genre Documentary Short
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
In response to forcible evacuation orders from
state and federal authorities, water protectors
and allies from North Dakota spent the winter
cleaning up the Oceti Sakowin camp and sal-
vaging supplies before they reached the landfill.
Local media told a very dierent story. This is the
cleanup story that did not make the news.
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Discussion
Discriminatory Practices in Housing
Join the High Plains Fair Housing Center for a
discussion about housing discrimination in the
Bismarck-Mandan area.
Saturday, November 2
Bismarck | Heritage Center | Evening Session | 7:00-9:30 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 16-19
2020
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Tuesday, November 5
Ofra & Khalil
Directed by José Alberto Andrés Lacasta
Year 2019 | 25 min
Genre Narrative Short
Language(s) English
Country of Origin Spain
Khalil (Palestinian) works as a mason in Israel
and has a girlfriend Ofra (Israeli), a student at
the University. A tragedy forces them to make
hard decisions that will separate them forever.
Although the strength of love and life will try to
break through, their fatal fate is an almost
irremediable place.
Stranglehold
Directed by John Zipperer Jr.
Year 2019 | 62 min
Genre Documentary Feature
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
The opioid epidemic is not what you think it is.
Watch the real-time struggle of an Alaska
physician on the front-lines of the battle.
During filming, the clinical operation he led
came under an intense “investigation” which
was conducted as a campaign of disruption
by an FBI agent with a known history of
significant abuses.
GRAND FORKS | The Empire arts center | Afternoon Session | 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Mother, Daughter, Sister
Directed by Jeanne Marie Hallacy
Year 2019 | 28 min
Genre Documentary Short
Language(s) Bengali, Jingpho Kachin, Burmese
Country of Origin United States
Amae, Thamee, Ama (Mother, Daughter, Sister)
gives voice to Kachin and Rohingya women
calling for an end to sexual violence in conflict.
Powerful testimonies from survivors, witnesses,
and activists explore the far-reaching impact of
sexual violence and trauma upon communities,
woven with stories of courageous women calling
for justice and an end
to impunity.
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Tuesday, November 5
Los Otros
Directed by Monica Pendergrass
Year 2019 | 13 min
Genre Documentary Short
Language(s) English, Spanish
Country of Origin United States
Hundreds of thousands of undocumented
Americans are deported from the United States
to “their country of origin” every year. What
happens to these “non-citizens” after they return
to a country they barely know? Separated from
family and starting all over with nothing, they
attempt to forge new lives in the shadow of a
broken immigration system and a country not
prepared for their return.
Discussion
The Deep North
Join Courtney Souvannasacd, Outreach
Coordinator with the National Resource Center
on Native American Aging, Dr. Eric Burin,
Professor of History at UND and author of the
book “Protesting on Bended Knee”, and
Jaylani Hussein, Executive Director for
CAIR-Minnesota, for a conversation about
historical and contemporary racism and
discrimination in the United States and
at home in North Dakota.
Grand Forks | The Empire Arts Center | Evening Session | 7:00-9:30 p.m.
I Am Not Your Negro
Directed by Raoul Peck
Year 2017 | 80 min
Genre Documentary Feature
Language(s) English, French
Country of Origin United States
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his
literary agent describing his next project,
“Remember This House.” The book was to be a
personal account of the lives and
assassinations of three of his close friends:
Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther
King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987,
he left behind only 30 completed pages of this
manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the
book James Baldwin never finished.
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Thursday, November 7
This Being Human
Directed by Aimie Vallat
Year 2019 | 12 min 58 seconds
Genre Documentary Short
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
A portrait of a young Iraqi who left everything
behind at 15, in a solo quest for a more
peaceable future. Hameed’s salvation is
education in the U.S. bound by a big
altruistic dream.
Team Tibet
Directed by Alison Pinkney
Year 2019 | 90 min
Genre Documentary Feature
Language(s) English, Tibetan
Country of Origin United Kingdom
A film about survival, perseverance, friendship,
and hope. A remarkable story of courage, of
physical, mental, and spiritual exhaustion, with
a drive to cross the finish line stronger than that
of any Olympian. Tibet cannot take part in the
Olympics as it is not recognized as a sovereign
state by the International Olympic Committee,
so in an act of defiance and solidarity, a group
of young Tibetan refugees held their own.
Fargo | The Fargo Theatre| Afternoon Session | 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Nemesis
Directed by Behzad Jafarimazhab Haghighi
Year 2019 | 5 min
Genre Animation/Experimental
Language(s) Silent
Country of Origin Islamic Republic of Iran
In an amusement park, where everything is
standing out of circulation, a defendant is
charged for having a whirligig...
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Thursday, November 7
Topanga
Directed by Aycil Yeltan
Year 2019 | 15 min
Genre Narrative Short
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
Hearing impaired, homeless Gala escapes from
a man who continually abuses her. While her life
becomes a routine in an abandoned old truck
on a mountain road, she is unaware the abusive
man finds out where her hiding place is. One
night, after a brutal attack, she finds the strength
to stand up one last time and starts walking. She
has no clue where this survival walk will end up
and change her life forever.
Fargo | The Fargo theatre | Evening Session | 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Hayley
Directed by Michael Dolha
Year 2018 | 11 min
Genre Student Film
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
A 3-hour flight becomes a race against time for
a 24-year-old neurotic flight attendant doing
everything in her power to collect evidence to
save an 8-year-old girl she believes is a victim of
sexual abuse. The protagonist’s goal becomes
impossible thanks to the young girl’s
accompanier who claims to be her uncle.
A Story of a Panty
Directed by Stéfanne Prijot
Year 2018 | 60 min
Genre Documentary Feature
Language(s) French, Hindi, Indonesian, Uzbek
Country of Origin Belgium
A store owner used to sell clothes that were
made 100% in Belgium. But since the relocation
of factories 30 years ago, this is something she
cannot oer anymore today. Step by step, from
one stage to another of its manufacture
process, from one country to another, the story
of this panty brings us close in the intimacy of
five women, each of them like a chain link of
globalized production.
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Discussion
Three White Pastors on the Stage
In North Dakota, a majority white population
(88%) identifies their faith-based aliation to be
Christian (77%). What is the role of the
majority population in ensuring that human and
civil rights are protected and expanded for
marginalized communities, and how does
religious faith play into those responsibilities?
Speaking from their faith traditions and personal
experiences, Rev. Karen Van Fossan, Pastor Joe
Larson and Rev. Grace Murray will share the
individual moments each were called to elevate
human rights and social justice in the face of
public criticism and disagreement.
They’ll discuss their anchors and their centering,
and how they found peace in the discomfort of
standing against ideologies of division.
The conversation will be facilitated by
Jessica Thomasson of Lutheran Social Services
of North Dakota.
Special Thanks
PRODUCTIONS
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Friday, November 8
Bayt Jadeed: Seeking Home
Directed by Danica Simonet & Mackenzie Kuhl
Year 2019 | 29 min 40 seconds
Genre Documentary Short
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
Bayt Jadeed narrates the search for home from
the perspective of refugees and receiving
communities both in Germany and in Minnesota.
Fargo | The Fargo Theatre| Afternoon Session | 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Aziz
Directed by Mica Agustoni
Year 2018 | 21 min 35 seconds
Genre Narrative Short
Language(s) Arabic, Swiss German
Country of Origin Switzerland
Six-year-old refugee Aziz wants to return to his
home country and board a cruise ship on the
lac of Greifensee. Nothing makes the boy realize
that he is on the wrong track. Captain Elmar,
who has long since stopped dreaming, finds out
of his apathy through Aziz. The meeting of two
homeless people who could not be more
dierent and still sit in the same boat.
The Dead Die Once
Directed by Max McGillivray & Alex Morelli
Year 2018 | 8 min 30 seconds
Genre Narrative Short
Language(s) Arabic, English
Country of Origin United States
After settling into her new life in America, a
Syrian refugee receives a visit from her past.
Based on a story by Syrian writer
Jehan Sayed Issa.
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Friday, November 8
Betty Williams: Contagious
Courage
Directed by Dawn Engle
Year 2018 | 64 min
Genre Documentary Feature
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
The story of a young mother living in Northern
Ireland as her country teetered on the brink
of civil war. When three little children were
killed, hundreds of thousands of people, mainly
women, rose up to demand that their country
change. The film shows how average people
can overcome their fear, and how one person
can make a dierence in a violent and
unpredictable world.
FARGO | The Fargo theatre | Evening Session | 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Solitary Confinement
Directed by Raquel Salvatella de Prada
Year 2013 | 2 min
Genre Animation/Experimental
Language(s) English
Country of Origin Spain
A visual representation on an excerpt from
prisoner Chris McBride’s letter to the
newspaper Indy Week dated July 4th, 2012. This
piece attempts to visually communicate, in less
than 2 minutes, the amount of time a prisoner
spends in a very small confinement, the
minuscule amount of time spent outside the cell
and the psychological impact this can have.
The New Mother
Directed by Eleva Singleton
Year 2019 | 12 min 22 seconds
Genre Animation/Experimental
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
The New Mother is a 12 minute short
experimental drama which explores the
delicate paradigm shift between an aging
mother and her adult daughter who
becomes her caregiver... We explore the
stages of grief/acceptance/understanding
and new beginnings in this suspenseful
psychological silent film.
The Other Border
Directed by Justin Zimmerman
Year 2019 | 7 min 54 seconds
Genre Documentary Short
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
High school student Gerardo Hernandez, raised
in the United States since six months of age,
was one of over 100 undocumented workers
arrested by ICE in Ohio on June 5th, 2018.
Gerardo spent almost 2 months in prison before
being released, and is now scheduled to be
deported in early 2020.
Discussion
The State of Contemporary Media
Join Doug Hamilton and special guest John
Nichols for a conversation about the state of
contemporary media. Nichols is a pioneering
journalist for The Nation, host of the podcast
Next Left, and author of several books, including
Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide
to the Most Dangerous People in America, as
well as The Genius of Impeachment.
Their conversation will focus on John’s
experiences working in media: what he’s seen
as a journalist, what is working and what he’s
concerned about, and what consumers of
media need to be wary of moving forward.
The Brainwashing of My Dad
Directed by Jen Senko
Year 2015 | 78 min
Genre Documentary Feature
Language(s) English
Country of Origin United States
As filmmaker Jen Senko tries to understand the
transformation of her father from a non-political,
life-long Democrat to an angry, right-wing
fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the
media that changed him completely. This
documentary shines a light on how it happened
(and is still happening).
Tuesday, November 12
Safe Haven
Directed by Edson Da Conceicao & Timo Ottevanger
Year 2019 | 15 min
Genre Narrative Short
Language(s) English
Country of Origin Netherlands
Two innocent orphans, Maiky and Alice, are
trying to survive in a world overrun by war. It
seems they will never be able to escape the war
but still they hold on to hope.
OAK PARK THEATER | Evening Session | 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Honey Bee
Directed by Rama Ra
Year 2018 | 90 min
Genre Narrative Feature
Language(s) English
Country of Origin Canada
The journey of quick-witted Natalie “Honey Bee”
Sorensen, an underage truckstop
prostitute trapped in a human tracking
ring and controlled by her pimp-boyfriend
until she is transplanted into foster care in
remote Northern Ontario and forced to
confront her identity.
Solitary Confinement
Directed by Raquel Salvatella de Prada
Year 2013 | 2 min
Genre Animation/Experimental
Language(s) English
Country of Origin Spain
A visual representation on an excerpt from
prisoner Chris McBride’s letter to the
newspaper Indy Week dated July 4th, 2012. This
piece attempts to visually communicate, in less
than 2 minutes, the amount of time a prisoner
spends in a very small confinement, the
minuscule amount of time spent outside the cell
and the psychological impact this can have.
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Discussion
Human Tracking in North Dakota
Annete Mennem, Director of the Native
American Center at MSU, Maria Berlin,
Executive Director of Hispanics Have a Voice
Too, Tara Bjornson, Assistant Director of the
Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Brandi Jude,
Executive Director of Invisible Innocence, and
James Falcon will have a discussion about the
human and labor tracking crisis currently
happening in North Dakota.
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