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Guth Gafa Presents Human Rights Strand
06 May 2008 :
Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival, taking place from 16th-18th May 2008, is set to present a human rights film strand, in association with Amnesty Ireland, with a host of international documentary makers bringing film’s that call for social change to the fest.

Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival, taking place from 16th-18th May 2008, is set to present a human rights film strand, in association with Amnesty Ireland, with a host of international documentary makers bringing film’s that call for social change to the fest.

Georgy Lazarevski’s ‘This Way Up’, from France, kicks off the human rights strand as the festival’s opening film on Thursday 15th May. The doco depicts the building of a massive wall east of Jerusalem separating Palestinians from their families in Israel.

Californian director Louise Hogarth’s ‘Angels in The Dust’, continues the social change theme, and tells the powerful story of a white South African family who left their privileged suburban life to build an extraordinary village and school that provides shelter, food, and education to South African AIDS orphans. ‘Angels in the Dust’ screens at 7.30pm, Friday 16th May followed by a Q & A with the film’s director, Louise Hogarth.

Spanish director Chema Rodríguez’s ‘Railroad All Stars’, tells a poignant story of a group of prostitutes in Guatemala who form a football team and sign up for a local championship, only to be treated with the same discrimination they endured on the streets. ‘Railroad All Stars’ screens at 7pm, Saturday 17th May.

Catalan film ‘Sunday at Five’, directed by Joan Lopez, follows the story of two released prisoners in Northern Ireland – one loyalist, one republican, and how they overcame separation from their families and communities, and now still deal with these issues as they try to reintegrate into society. ‘Sunday at Five’ screens at 11.45 am, Saturday 17th May, followed by a Q & A with the film’s director, Joan Lopez.

From Israel, Nitzan Gilady’s ‘Jerusalem is Proud to Present’ explores the right to be gay or lesbian and proud of it in a society that is fiercely conservative, as religious and spiritual leaders in Jerusalem unite to try to stop a Gay Pride march. ‘Jerusalem is Proud to Protest’ screens at 9.15pm, Saturday 17th May.

Guth Gafa will also screen a selection of short Amnesty ‘stings’ from their new ‘Unsubscribe (to torture)’ campaign, at the start of the human rights film selections.

For a full festival line-up go to www.guthgafa.com



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