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1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

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Seats for advance ticket and pass holders are held until 10 minutes before showtime, when any unfilled seats are released to the public. Thus, advance tickets or passes ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee a seat in the case of arrival after the 10-minute window has begun. Your early arrival also helps get screenings started promptly. We appreciate your understanding. Advance ticket holders who arrive within the 10-minute window but are not seated may exchange their tickets for another screening at the Ticket Outlet or obtain a cash refund at the theater. There are no refunds or exchanges for late arrivals or for missed screenings.



   
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Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film

While cinema provides entertainment and escape, for many committed filmmakers and viewers it is a vital medium of engagement and a powerful tool for social action. Tackling wide-ranging, thought-provoking issues, activist filmmakers help deepen our awareness of injustice and the values of dignity and equality as they tell universal stories of struggle and triumph. We hope these informative and inspirational films will broaden understanding and stimulate involvement as they reveal hearts and minds focused on challenges that touch us all. Our thanks go to the Human Rights Watch Film Festivals in London and New York for their showcasing and circulating of works of vitally engaged filmmakers, and KBOO Community Radio for their media sponsorship.



Thu, Oct 23, 2014
at 7 PM

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E-TEAM
DIRECTOR: ROSS KAUFFMAN, KATY CHEVIGNY
US, 2014

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals, to document war crimes and report them to the world. Within this volatile climate, Kauffman and Chevigny take us to the front lines in Syria and Libya, where shrapnel, bullet holes, and unmarked graves provide mounting evidence of atrocities by government forces. The crimes are ram- pant, random, and most often unreported—making the E-Team’s effort to get information into the hands of media outlets, policy makers, and international tribunals even more urgent. Cinematography Award, US Documentary, Sundance Film Festival. (89 mins.)

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014
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BIG MEN
DIRECTOR: RACHEL BOYNTON
US, 2013

A cautionary tale about the toll of American oil investment in West Africa, BIG MEN reveals the secretive worlds of both corporations and local communities in Nigeria and Ghana. With surprising, unprecedented access to oil companies, Boynton fashions a gripping account of the ambition, corruption, and greed that epitomize Africa’s “resource curse.” As it deftly uncovers the human impact of oil drilling and the operation of militants in the Niger Delta, the film pro- vides a nuanced and compelling illustration of the responsibility that a range of actors bear for the environmental, economic, and political harm inflicted by lucrative resource extraction. (99 mins.)

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Sun, Oct 26, 2014
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A QUIET INQUISITION
DIRECTOR: ALESSANDRA ZEKA, HOLEN SABRINA KAHN
US, 2014

At a public hospital in Nicaragua, OBGYN Dr. Carla Cerrato must choose between following a law that bans all abortions and endangers her patients or taking a risk and providing the care that she knows can save a woman’s life. In 2007, the government of Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist revolutionary who converted to Catholicism to win votes, overturned a 130-year-old law protecting therapeutic abortion. The new law entirely prohibits abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, or when a woman’s life is at stake. As Carla and her colleagues navigate this dangerous dilemma, the impact of this law emerges—illuminating the tangible reality of prohibition against the backdrop of a political, religious, and historically complex national identity. (65 mins.)

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Sun, Oct 26, 2014
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PRIVATE VIOLENCE
DIRECTOR: CYNTHIA HILL
US, 2013

PRIVATE VIOLENCE explores a simple but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the U.S. at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex-) partners. Through the eyes of two survivors—Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women—we bear witness to the complex realities of intimate partner violence. In the process, the film shapes powerful, new questions that hold the potential to change our society: “Why does he abuse?” “Why do we turn away?” “How do we build a future without domestic violence?” (81 mins.)

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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RETURN TO HOMS
DIRECTOR: TALAL DERKI
SYRIA/GERMANY, 2013

RETURN TO HOMS provides an intimate portrait of young revolutionaries in western Syria who dream of freeing their country from President Bashar al-Assad by fighting for justice through peaceful demonstrations. But as the army violence escalates and the city is transformed into a ghost town, Basset, the charismatic 19-year-old goalkeeper of the national soccer team whose revolutionary songs make him the voice of the protest movement, and Osama, a 24-year- old media activist and cameraman, decide to take up arms. Soon, grim battles in a deserted city replace those of lively protest parties in the streets. World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival. (94 mins.)

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014
at 7 PM

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WATCHERS OF THE SKY
DIRECTOR: EDET BELZBERG
US, 2014

Interweaving four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, WATCHERS OF THE SKY uncovers the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin—the man who created the word “genocide” and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book A Problem from Hell, Belzberg’s film embarks on a provocative journey from Nuremberg, Germany, to The Hague, Netherlands, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action. (120 mins.)

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Sun, Nov 2, 2014
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REACHING FOR THE STARS
DIRECTOR: BERIT MADSEN
DENMARK/IRAN/GERMANY/NORWAY, 2013

Sepideh is a young Iranian woman who dares to dream—of a future as an astronaut. At night, she stares up at the universe. At home, full of hope and longing, she watches recordings of the first female Iranian in space, Anousheh Ansari. But not everyone appreciates her boundless ambition—becoming an astronaut is not exactly a normal goal for a girl in Iran. Her families worry. She doesn’t want to learn to cook, hardly ever visits her family, and doesn’t seem to be thinking about marriage at all. As we follow Sepideh, it becomes clear just how at odds her dreams are with her current reality and the expectations of those around her. (90 mins.)

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Wed, Nov 5, 2014
at 7 PM

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SEEDS OF HOPE
DIRECTOR: FIONA LLOYD-DAVIES
GREAT BRITAIN, 2013

In a region known as the most dangerous place in the world for women, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, one woman shines a beacon of hope to dispel the despair of survivors of rape. Masika Katsuva, herself the victim of multiple rapes, has rescued some 6,000 women and children, and the center she has built provides medical, practical, and psychological help. She also works with them to cultivate crops of maize and beans. This is not just a field to grow food for them to eat; it’s also where they come together to share their experiences, to heal and rebuild their lives, and to plant their seeds of hope. Masika and the women with whom she works are not victims: They are survivors who are reshaping their lives and building a new future. The film also speaks with the perpetrators, among them soldiers from the Congolese army, who give extraordinarily open testimony as to why they rape and their attitudes toward their horrific acts. (75 mins.)

On view at the Portland Art Museum November 8-February 8 is Richard Mosse’s striking video installation The Enclave, a meditation on the horrific conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.


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Thu, Nov 6, 2014
at 7 PM

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NELSON MANDELA: THE MYTH AND ME
DIRECTOR: KHALO MATABANE
SOUTH AFRICA/GERMANY, 2013

Khalo Matabane was an idealistic teenager with fanciful ideas about a post-apartheid era of freedom and justice when the great icon of liberation Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990. In a personal odyssey encompassing an imaginary letter to Mandela and conversations with politicians, activists, intellectuals, and artists, Matabane questions the meaning of freedom, reconciliation, and forgive- ness—and challenges Mandela’s legacy in today’s world of conflict and inequality. (86 mins.)

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