Powerful Malian Music Triumphs In Exile

Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012. Rather than lay down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back. They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile, is a documentary which follows various musicians in Mali – in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent More…

HRAFF Programming Manager Attends Sundance 2016

Sundance, the largest independent film festival in the United States, is a renowned platform for original, authentic storytelling and a highly esteemed showcase for some of the most pressing and relevant issues of our time – so of course we sent our Programming Manager, Lauren Valmadre along to represent HRAFF. “The festival is known for More…

Announcing: HRAFF 2016 National Dates!

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival national dates are now locked in! Preparations for the 2016 Festival are in full swing and we look forward to yet again sharing cinematic and artistic experiences that relate to the basic human rights of all people. Our 2016 programming will showcase some of the best human rights documentaries and More…

African Visions: A Collaboration with Melbourne Cinémathèque

We are excited to announce HRAFF is partnering with the Melbourne Cinémathèque again in 2016, screening rare and significant films from the complete history of cinema. This year, we’re examining postcolonial themes through French New Wave, and African heritage cinema. Senegal auteur Ousmane Sembene exposes colonial destruction and power dynamics to devastating effect in Black Girl More…

HRAFF CEO Resignation

HRAFF CEO Resignation

The HRAFF Board is sad to announce that Tracee Hutchison has resigned as HRAFF CEO for personal reasons. We thank Tracee for her energy and enthusiasm for HRAFF the past five months and wish her well for her future. The HRAFF Board is confident of delivering a successful 2016 Festival with the current team.

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