The Westphal Human Rights Film & Art Grant Program provides funding for filmmakers and artists living in North Dakota creating works that relate to the discussion of human rights, environmental rights or social justice.
All narrative and documentary filmmakers, and 2D, 3D and performance artists are invited to apply. Innovative and original projects are encouraged to apply.
“ S i s a k,” written, directed and produced by Faraz Mariam Arif Ansari, is a one-of-a-kind love story set in the environs of the Mumbai, India, local train system. The silent short says more without words than it ever could with them. “People need to feel what you...read more
North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival Spotlights Local Artists Pushing for Positive Change
The following article was aired and posted online on KVRR on November 14, 2017. You can find the original article online here. By Jessie Cohen FARGO, ND — The first North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is happening in Fargo. Local artists have the chance...read more
Ishwari Rajak has already changed one man’s perspective on menstruation. She’s hoping her documentary short, “The Invisible War on Blood,” will change many more. We think it will. We’re showing “The Invisible War on Blood” at the film festival tomorrow night (with...read more
The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival opens on Wednesday night with director Dan Goldes’ film “Arrested (Again).” The documentary short tells the story of Karen Topakian, longtime activist who’s been arrested dozens of times for nonviolent civil disobedience. We...read more
Barry Nelson, community organizer for the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition and member of the Fargo Human Relations Commission, will join the panel discussion "How to Access Human Rights in North Dakota and Minnesota" on Wednesday, November 15, at The Fargo Theatre...read more
The following article was published in print in the Forum, and online in the InForum on November 13, 2017. You can find the original article online here. By Chelsey Engelhard Ewen, The Arts Partnership "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights....read more