News & Updates

Updates and information about Human Family projects and events.

Wet-Plate Photography with RuthAnna Buffalo

On Friday, December 1, wet-plate photographer Shane Balkowitsch worked with public health activist RuthAnna Buffalo. Buffalo, Mia Eh’Desh or Woman Appears, is an enrolled citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation and a descendent of the Chiricahua Apache. She...

2017 Pencil and Ink Award Winner Jack Sadat

The Pencil and Ink award winner for the 2017 North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival was "Pulse" by Jack Sadat. Sadat accepted his award on Saturday, November 18 at the festival's art reception and awards ceremony which took place at the Spirit Room in...

Donations Matched on #GivingTuesday

For the first time ever, The Human Family is joining non-profits around the globe in #GivingTuesday! After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global movement which kicks off the charitable giving season. This year, The Human Family is hoping to raise...

Interview with filmmaker Ishwari Rajak

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...

Interview with filmmaker Dan Goldes

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...

Spiritual Leaders to open Festival

FARGO, N.D. (November 14, 2017) – As part of the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival’s mission to educate and embrace cultural differences, each evening of the film festival at the historic Fargo Theater will begin with a prayer of peace, inspiration and...