Welcome to the
2013 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse UNAFF Traveling Film Festival

Still image from Inocente

March 1-2, 2013

UW-La Crosse
1309 & 1400 Centennial Hall
March 1: Noon - 9:00 p.m.
March 2: 10:50 a.m.-7:25 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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This film festival presents a series of documentaries selected from the United Nations Association Film Festival [UNAFF] which takes place every October in Palo Alto, CA.

The themes for the documentaries for this year’s UW-La Crosse festival are “Human Dignity” and “Education is a Human Right”. Ranging in length from five to 73 minutes, these documentaries are set in dozens of different locations around the world. They address issues we cannot afford to ignore in our ever more tightly interwoven world. These films raise questions to which we all at times must provide an answer: What is human dignity? What if it is taken away? What kind of education can be empowering to all? How are others affected by our choices? And what is happiness around the world?

Conceived in 1998 at Stanford University by film critic and educator Jasmina Bojic in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) screens documentaries by international filmmakers dealing with topics such as human rights, environmental themes, women’s issues, children, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, disease control, universal education, war and peace. By bringing together filmmakers, the academic community and the general public, UNAFF offers a unique opportunity for creative exchange and education among groups and individuals often separated by geography, ethnicity and economic constraints.

Film still images used on this website are courtesy of UNAFF.

Brought to you by the UW-La Crosse Select Committee on Internationalization.

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