Welcome to the 2022 North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival
Explore our on-demand catalog here. Learn more about the films in the festival by visiting the online program at www.NDHRFF.org
Eastern Ukraine, May 2014. Part of the historic Donbas region falls to pro-Russian separatists. Young journalist Stanislav Aseyev reports for several Ukrainian media outlets from Donetsk, his hometown. In May 2017, he is kidnapped and spends 962 days in detention, mainly in a former cultural center converted into a prison called Izolyatsia —or Isolation.
56 min | 2022 | Uk
The Bright Path
When the Taliban threaten Ahmad’s life in Afghanistan, he leaves his family behind for survival without saying goodbye and ends up in Europe’s worst Refugee Detention Camp, Moria. The film follows his journey in the detention center with hopes of finding asylum in Europe or Canada.
75 min | 2022 | Canada
Citizen of Moria
In the wake of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests, Indigenous People across the nation are using their newfound platform to shed light on the wide array of injustices committed against them for centuries in an effort to wake up the world and embark upon the process of decolonization.
92 min | 2021 | United States
Narrative Feature Film
In 1965 three Black farming families risked their lives by providing refuge to the thousands of voting rights marchers on the historic five day, 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery. Nearly 60 years later, The Halls, Steeles and Gardners share for the first time what their parents and grandparents sacrificed and how their families’ legacies and this historic land can be preserved for generations to come.
28 min | 2021 | United States
54 Miles To Home
ESSENTIALLY CRIMINAL is a documentary that sheds light on the state of the American Asylum system, the lack of legal protection for essential migrant farmworkers, border militarization, and the humanitarian aid response in the US-Mexico Border region.
40 min | 2022 | United States
I AM invites an intimate view into an African-Australian experience. I AM reveals a sophisticated relationship of how it feels to be Australian in a country where being African separates Charity from the considered norm. In contrast, I AM offers a visually-poetic journey of finding solace in the African-Australian experience.
6 min | 2022 | Australia
Oscar®-winning director Ben Proudfoot brings the inspiring untold story of UNICEF to life through first-person interviews and UNICEF’s never-before-seen archive. Discover this story of optimism as UNICEF celebrates 75 years of defending the rights of the world's youngest and most vulnerable citizens.
35 min | 2022 | United States
If You Have
In Oklahoma, generations of Native Americans were educated through the Concho Indian School from 1871 to 1984. The abandoned school buildings have remained for 40 years, riddled with toxins that have leached into the community. Restoring Néške'emāne follows environmentalist Damon Dunbar who has a dream of restoring the land, preserving tribal history, and honoring the attendees of the Concho Indian School to speak truth to history.
12 min | 2021 | United States
In this documentary short, Robert Honeysucker and Nicholas Bosanquet recall their youthful attempt to desegregate a concert by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London in Jackson, Mississippi, on November 1, 1963, their subsequent arrest, and the ensuing international uproar that inspired prominent musicians to boycott performances before segregated audiences.
6 min | 2022 | United States
That's None of My Business
After the murder of George Floyd in May of 2020, violent civil unrest and riots erupted in the City of Minneapolis' Lake Street business corridor, and it resulted in the burning of entire properties and businesses. The majority of the impacted individuals (business owners) were black and Latinx immigrants.
33 min | 2022 | United States