The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival was founded in 2004 by a coalition of local organizers and community members, consulting with local organizations including the Louisiana ACLU, Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children, New Orleans Palestine Solidarity, New Orleans American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Planned Parenthood of Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta, Iron Rail Bookstore and Library, Neighborhood Gallery, Loyola Amnesty International, Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center, and more. Although operated by an all-volunteer staff on a shoestring budget, the first annual festival presented a range of local and national premieres including Fourth World War, Until When, Lost Boys of Sudan, Rana's Wedding, and the first New Orleans showing in at least thirty years of Battle of Algiers.
BATTLE OF ALGIERS - A thrilling and explosive drama set during the Algerian revolution of 1957.
Monday, March 22 at 7:00PM - Loyola University, Bobet Room 214
UNTIL WHEN - World premiere of new documentary about Palestinian refugees.
Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00PM - Loyola University, Bobet Room 101
FRONTIERS OF DREAMS AND FEARS - A documentary about the long-distance friendship between two girls in refugee camps, one from Lebanon and one from Bethlehem.
Thursday, March 25 at 12:20PM - University of New Orleans Business Administration Room BA165
BREAKING THE SILENCE: TRUTH AND LIES IN THE WAR ON TERROR - Award-winning journalist John Pilger investigates facts on the ground as he finds them in Washington, DC and Afghanistan.
Thursday, March 25 at 7:30PM - Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center.
THE KILLING ZONE - A British news team visits Gaza.
Thursday, March 25 at 9:00PM - Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center.
RANA’S WEDDING - A beautiful fiction film about love among the ruins of an occupied territory.
Friday – Thursday, March 26 - April 1 at 7:30PM - Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center.
THE FOURTH WORLD WAR - A stunning new documentary filmed on the frontlines of struggles spanning five continents.
Friday - Thursday, March 26 - April 1 at 9:15PM - Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center.
*DIRECTOR JACQUELINE SOOHEN PRESENT AT MARCH 26 & 27 SCREENINGS.
LOST BOYS OF SUDAN - Two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America.
Friday – Thursday, April 9 - April 15 at 7:30PM - Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center