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Film Festival Schedule

The full festival schedule is now avilable online. Click here view or download a PDF version of the schedule.

Art Festival

The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is currently displayed at the Spirit Room in downtown Fargo. Click here to learn more about the artists who have work displayed.

Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired

Our opening night film on Wednesday, November 15, is the story of a tiny country that made a decision to do something that no other country had ever done —  to abolish its army and declare peace to the world.

Warehoused: The Forgotten Refugees of Dadaab

Our opening night film on Thursday, November 16, explores the plight of long-term refugees through a glimpse into the lives of those living in Dadaab, Kenya, one of the world’s largest refugee camps. We see the camp’s inner workings through one man’s journey to do everything in his power to provide for his family.

Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

Our opening night film on Friday, November 17, follows the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota as they captured the world’s attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government’s plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.

The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film and Arts Festival is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and world-wide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artist. 2017 is the inaugural year for both festivals.

The North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival will take place November 15, 16 and 17, 2017, at the Fargo Theater in Fargo, North Dakota. The festival encourages filmmakers who have produced documentary, narrative or experimental films that engage human rights related topics or themes to submit their work to the festival.

The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival will be exhibited November 13, 2017 through January 4, 2018 at the Spirit Room in Fargo, North Dakota. A public reception and awards ceremony will be held at The Spirit Room on Saturday, November 18 from 5 to 7.

FESTIVAL UPDATES

 

Local Experts Gather to Discuss the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

FARGO, N.D. (April 9, 2018)– Area experts who work to ensure the protections provided by the Fair Housing Act are gathering at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9 to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Fair Housing Act...

Royce Schultze joins Fair Housing Act Film Screenings and Panel Discussions

Royce Schultze has joined The Human Family and the High Plains Fair Housing Center as a panelist at both the Bismarck Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum on April 9. Royce is the Executive Director...

Dr. Margaret Jackson joins Fair Housing Act Film Screenings and Panel Discussions

Margaret Moore Jackson has joined the Human Family and High Plains Fair Housing as a panelist at both the Grand Forks Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place at the Empire Arts Center on April 11, and the Fargo Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion...

Lorraine Davis joins Fair Housing Act Film Screenings and Panel Discussions

Lorraine Shepherd-Davis has joined the Human Family and High Plains Fair Housing Center as a panelist for the upcoming Bismarck Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum on April 9. Lorraine is is the...

Cheryl Kary joins Fair Housing Act Film Screenings and Panel Discussions

Cheryl Ann Kary has joined the Human Family and High Plains Fair Housing Center as a panelist for the upcoming Bismarck Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum on April 9. Cheryl is the Executive...

Hukun Dabar joins Fair Housing Act Film Screenings and Panel Discussions

Hukun Dabar has joined the Human Family and High Plains Fair Housing as a panelist for the Fargo Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place in Fargo at The Fargo Theatre on April 12. Hukun is one of the Founders and is the Executive Director of the Afro...

Katie Dachtler joins Fair Housing Act Film Screenings and Panel Discussions

Katie Dachtler has joined the Human Family and High Plains Fair Housing as a panelist for the Grand Forks Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place in Grand Forks at the Empire Arts Center on April 11. Katie is employed as an Eligibility Worker by Grand...

Michelle Rydz joins Fair Housing Act Film Screenings and Panel Discussions

Michelle Rydz has joined the Human Family and High Plains Fair Housing Center as a panelist for the upcoming Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussions taking place in Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks. Michelle is the Founder and Executive Director at High Plains Fair...

Dr. Jack Weinstein joins Fair Housing Act Film Screenings and Panel Discussions

Dr. Jack Weinstein has joined the Human Family and High Plains Housing Center as the moderator for the Grand Forks Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place in Grand Forks, North Dakota at the Empire Arts Center on April 11. Dr. Weinstein is a Professor of...

Aruna Seth joins Fair Housing Act Film Screenings and Panel Discussions

Aruna Seth has joined the Human Family and High Plains Fair Housing Center as the moderator for the Bismarck Fair Housing Act Film & Panel Discussion taking place at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck, North Dakota on April 9. A self-described...