United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF)

When
Thu Oct 18, 2012 - Sun Oct 28, 2012
Where
Multiple locations
Tags
Movies, Documentary, City Events, Film Festivals

Description

Celebrate the power of documentary films dealing with human rights issues, environmental survival, protection of refugees, famine, homelessness, racism, disease control, women's issues, universal education, war and peace.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 18

I SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

5:30 PM Opening Night, Sponsored by FACT and THE 3RD DOOR
Music by international recording artist, James Henry
6:45 PM Opening words by Mayor of Palo Alto Yiaway Yeh
7:00 PM MEXICAN CUISINE (Mexico/Spain/USA) 5'
co-presented with Center for Latin American Studies
7:15 PM THE WELL: WATER VOICES FROM ETHIOPIA (Ethiopia/Italy) 56'
co-presented with Center for African Studies and Italian Cultural Institute
8:30 PM THE RED BUTTON (Russia/USA) 52'
co-presented with Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies


FRIDAY OCTOBER 19

II SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

4:00 PM LOVE FREE OR DIE (USA) 83'
co-presented with QuEST

III SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

6:00 PM THIRTY YEARS OF WAR IN THE NAME OF GOD
(Afghanistan/France/Iran/Iraq/Israel/Palestine/USA) 104'
co-presented with Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco

IV SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

8:15 PM A WILD IDEA (Ecuador/USA) 27'
co-presented with Center for Latin American Studies
8:45 PM GREEDY LYING BASTARDS (Nigeria/Peru/Tuvalu/Uganda/USA) 100'
co-presented with New Media Film Festival


SATURDAY OCTOBER 20

V SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

1:00 PM WEATHERING CHANGE (Ethiopia/Nepal/Peru) 14'
co-presented with Center for Latin American Studies, Center for African Studies, 3rd i South Asian Film Festival
1:30 PM BIDDER 70 (USA) 73'
co-presented with New Media Film Festival

VI SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

3:00 PM REUNION (Austria/Kosovo/Serbia/Norway) 72'
co-presented with Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
4:30 PM GOING UP THE STAIRS (Iran/France) 52'
co-presented with Iranian Film Festival - San Francisco and Women Make Movies

VII SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

6:20 PM RAINMAN GOES TO ROCKWIZ (Australia) 30'
7:00 PM SING YOUR SONG (USA) 105'
co-presented with Center for African Studies

VIII SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

9:00 PM WILL THE REAL TERRORIST PLEASE STAND UP? (Cuba/USA) 82'
co-presented with Center for Latin American Studies


SUNDAY OCTOBER 21

IX SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

UNAFF & Kids Program co-presented with Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto and Live Greene
1:15 PM A DAY IN THE WATER LIFE (Canada/USA) 5'
1:30 PM JOURNEY OF A RED FRIDGE (Nepal/Serbia) 54'
co-presented with Center for Asian American Studies and 3rd i South Asian Film Festival

X SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

4:00 PM IN SHORT SUPPLY: SMALL FARMERS AND THE STRUGGLE TO DELIVER HEALTHY FOOD TO YOUR PLATE (USA) 13'
co-presented with New Media Film Festival
4:20 PM NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE (Grenada/Ivory Coast/USA) 67'
co-presented with Center for Latin American Studies

XI SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

5:40 PM CALIFORNIA STATE OF MIND: THE LEGACY OF PAT BROWN (USA) 90'
co-presented with Bay Area Women in Film and Media

XII SESSION: AQUARIUS THEATRE

7:30 PM OPIUM BRIDES (Afghanistan/UK) 52'
co-presented with 3rd i South Asian Film Festival and Afghan Coalition
8:30 PM WORDS OF WITNESS (Egypt/USA) 68'
co-presented with Center for African Studies


MONDAY OCTOBER 22

XIII SESSION: STANFORD, ENCINA HALL

4:00 PM CATHERINE THE GREAT (Israel) 5'
co-presented with San Francisco International Women's Film Festival
4:10 PM NOT MY LIFE (Ghana/Nepal/Romania/Uganda/USA) 32'
4:45 PM Panel: "Philanthropy- Filmmaking-Social Change"
co-presented with Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Film Aid

XIV SESSION: PALO ALTO, PALO ALTO PATCH

5:45 PM Reception with the filmmakers
6:45 PM REBELS WITH A CAUSE (USA) 75'
co-presented with Mill Valley Film Festival and Palo Alto International Film Festival
8:15 PM Panel "Visual Pollution"
9:15 PM THIS SPACE AVAILABLE (China/India/USA) 86'
co-presented with New Media Film Festival and Palo Alto International Film Festival


TUESDAY OCTOBER 23

XV SESSION: PALO ALTO, GIRLS' MIDDLE SCHOOL
co-presented with Girls’ Middle School and Division of International Comparative & Area Studies

UNAFF In Schools Program (all screenings FREE for students and teachers)
1:00 PM TEN QUINTILLION (Australia) 10'
1:15 PM LITTLE MOM (USA) 17'
co-presented with Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts
1:45 PM BUFFALO GIRLS (Thailand/USA) 64'

XVI SESSION: EAST PALO ALTO, EASTSIDE THEATER
co-presented with Eastside College Preparatory School, City of East Palo Alto, and Division of International Comparative & Area Studies

UNAFF In Schools Program (all screenings FREE for students and teachers)
3:00 PM UNRAVEL (India/UK) 14'
co-presented with 3rd i South Asian Film Festival
3:20 PM INOCENTE (USA) 40'
4:10 PM THE LORD IS NOT ON TRIAL HERE TODAY (USA) 57'

XVII SESSION: EAST PALO ALTO, BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, MOLDAW-ZAFFARONI CLUBHOUSE
co-presented with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula and Division of International Comparative & Area Studies

UNAFF In Schools Program (all screenings FREE for students and teachers)
5:15 PM DAY IN OUR BAY: VOICES AND VIEWS FROM BRISTOL BAY (USA) 16'
5:40 PM SMOKE SONGS (USA) 20'
co-presented with American Indian Film Institute and Department of Native American Studies and Division of International Comparative & Area Studies
6:10 PM COLOR BLIND (USA) 23'

XVIII SESSION: STANFORD, ENCINA HALL

4:00 PM TRANSGENDERS: PAKISTAN'S OPEN SECRET (Pakistan/UK) 54'
co-presented with QuEST
5:00 PM TOKYO WAKA: A CITY POEM (Japan/USA) 63'
6:15 PM Panel "Meet Stanford Filmmakers"
co-presented with Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Institute for Creativity and Arts and Film & Media Studies Program

XIX SESSION: PALO ALTO: OSHMAN FAMILY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, 3921 FABIAN WAY

6:00 PM Reception with the filmmakers, Palo Alto, Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road
8:00 PM THE CRIME OF BORIS PASTENAK (France/Italy/Russia/Sweden/USA) 57'
co-presented with Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
9:10 PM IRENA SENDLER: IN THE NAME OF THEIR MOTHERS (Poland/UK/USA) 60'
co-presented with Bay Area Women in Film and Media and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24

XX SESSION: STANFORD, LI KA SHING CENTER, RM LK130

6:00 PM DOCTORS OF THE DARK SIDE (Iraq/USA) 73'
7:15 PM Panel "Do We Still Need Torture?"
co-presented with Organization for Global Health, STANFORD School of Medicine
8:15 PM BENEATH THE BLINDFOLD (Colombia/Iraq/Liberia/USA) 80'
co-presented with Department of Psychology

XXI SESSION: SAN FRANCISCO, VARIETY THEATRE
co-presented with United Nations Association of San Francisco Chapter

5:00 PM Reception with the filmmakers, celebration of the UN DAY
6:00 PM UNDOCUMENTED DREAMS (USA) 15'
co-presented with New Media Film Festival
6:20 PM IMAGINING EMANUEL (Liberia/Norway) 52'
7:15 PM Panel "Dream Act"

XXII SESSION: SAN FRANCISCO, VARIETY THEATRE

8:30 PM CAPTIVE RADIO (Colombia) 23'
9:10 PM HAZARIBAGH, TOXIC LEATHER (Bangladesh/France) 52'
co-presented with 3rd i South Asian Film Festival and Center for East Asian Studies


THURSDAY OCTOBER 25

XXIII SESSION: STANFORD, CANTOR ARTS CENTER

3:40 PM BLANK CANVAS (USA) 3'
3:50 PM A DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE (USA) 4'
co-presented with San Francisco International Women's Film Festival
4:00 PM AXIS OF LIGHT (Algeria/France/Iran/Jordan/Lebanon/Tunisia/UK) 60'
co-presented with Arab Film Festival
5:00 PM Panel "Arts Activism"
co-presented with Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts

XXIV SESSION: STANFORD, CANTOR ARTS CENTER

7:00 PM DIFFICULT LOVE (South Africa) 48'
co-presented with Bay Area Women in Film and Media and Silicon Valley African Film Festival
8:10 PM HERMAN'S HOUSE (Canada/USA) 81'

XXV SESSION: SAN JOSE, CARDEA CENTER FOR WOMEN
co-presented with Cardea Center for Women

7:00 PM THROUGH HER EYES (France/Italy/Jordan/USA) 17'
7:30 PM ESCAPE (Kenya/USA) 20'
8:00 PM EMPRESS HOTEL (USA) 85'
co-presented with New Media Film Festival
9:40 PM WHITE AND BLACK: CRIMES OF COLOR (Canada/Tanzania) 58'


FRIDAY OCTOBER 26

XXVI SESSION: STANFORD, ANNENBERG AUDITORIUM

5:40 PM SACRED STONES (Palestine) 52'
6:40 PM REPORTERO (Mexico/USA) 71'
co-presented with Center for Latin American Studies

XXVII SESSION: STANFORD, ANNENBERG AUDITORIUM

8:30 PM KARAMA HAS NO WALLS (Yemen/UK) 26'
9:10 PM WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM (Afghanistan/USA) 90'


SATURDAY OCTOBER 27

XXVIII SESSION: STANFORD, CANTOR ARTS CENTER

11:15 AM A FLICKER IN ETERNITY (Japan/USA) 26'
11:45 AM PORTRAIT OF WALLY (Austria/USA) 90'
co-presented with Berlin & Beyond Film Festival and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
1:15 PM Panel "The Value of Missing Art"
2:15 PM THE MEXICAN SUITCASE (France/Mexico/Spain/USA) 90'

XXIX SESSION: STANFORD, ANNENBERG AUDITORIUM

4:00 PM MRS. JUDO: BE STRONG, BE GENTLE, BE BEAUTIFUL (Japan/USA) 66'
co-presented with New Media Film Festival
5:15 PM WE STILL LIVE HERE (USA) 56'
co-presented with American Indian Film Institute and Department of Native American Studies

XXX SESSION: STANFORD, ANNENBERG AUDITORIUM

7:15 PM SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL (USA) 76'
8:40 PM CALL ME KUCHU (Uganda/USA) 87'
co-presented with QuEST
10:10 PM SCARLET ROAD (Australia) 70'
co-presented with Bay Area Women in Film and Media


SUNDAY OCTOBER 28

XXXI SESSION: STANFORD, ANNENBERG AUDITORIUM

1:00 PM DON SEVERO DEL PUENTE (Bolivia/Canada) 6'
co-presented with Center for Latin American Studies
1:15 PM THE BARBER OF BIRMINGHAM: FOOT SOLDIER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (USA) 26'
co-presented with Bay Area Women in Film and Media
2:00 PM THE LOVING STORY (USA) 78'

XXXII SESSION: STANFORD, ANNENBERG AUDITORIUM

3:45 PM STATE OF CONTROL (China/India/Nepal/Tibet/USA) 90'
co-presented with 3rd i South Asian Film Festival
5:30 PM SURVIVING PROGRESS (Canada/USA) 86'

XXXIII SESSION: STANFORD, ANNENBERG AUDITORIUM

7:00

Schedule

Landmark's Aquarius Theatre
430 Emerson St
Palo Alto, CA
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Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA
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http://www.unaff.org
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Location

  1. Landmark's Aquarius Theatre
    430 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA
  2. Stanford University
    450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA