Human rights film festival comes to Leichhardt

In June 2015, Jamie Parker attended the closing night of the 3rd edition of the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival (HRHDIFF) in Yangon, Burma.

The mission of HRHDIFF is to promote human rights awareness in Burma by using the power of film. The festival has become the biggest human rights film festival in South East Asia.

Buy_tickets_button.jpgJamie has been visiting and working for human rights in Burma for more than 20 years. Moved by the powerful and creative films, Jamie was inspired to host a screening of the winning films in Sydney.

Join us for a rewarding, provoking and entertaining evening. All proceeds will be donated directly to human rights' projects in Burma.

7pm-10pm Friday 11 December 2015
The Theatre at The Italian Forum
23 Norton Street, Leichhardt

Buy tickets now - click here

Read on for more information about the award-winning films

Four of the 2015 award-winning HRHDIFF films will be screened from 7pm Friday 11 December in the theatre at the Italian Forum in Leichhardt.


School_NB_button.jpgI WANNA GO TO SCHOOL
Nyan Kyal Say
/ Animation / Myanmar / 2015 / 3 min

A short animation about a brother and a sister who always dream of going to school together. They are trying to escape from obstacles such as gender inequality, poverty, child abuse, child labour, human trafficking, etc. that are blocking their chance to education.

WINNER of the March 13 Award

Honouring the university students who fell during the 1988 uprising for demanding fundamental human rights, HRHDIFF includes a title for one award as March13 Award. March13 is the date which is widely recognised as human rights day in Burma.

 


Buffalo_NB_button.jpgBUFFALO BOY
Mai Ah Nway (Ta’ang Chitthu) / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 12 min

About a boy from the village of Paloung Mountain and how he become a buffalo boy.

WINNER of the Min Ko Naing Award
WINNER of the Hantharwady U Win Tin Award

Honouring Min Ko Naing and the late Hanthawady U Win Tin who stand for liberty, justice, democracy and human rights in Burma, two awards are granted as Min Ko Naing Award and Hanthawady U Win Tin Award. 

 


Across_NB_button.jpgACROSS
Phyo Zayar Kyaw, Pyae Zaw Phyo, Kaung Sint / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 90 min

A big natural gas and petrol pipe line project, the first country-cross pipe line project, was launched in Burma. Since Burma government sold natural gas, a very valuable resource, a Project Named “GOLD” began from Yakhine off shores to China. Because of these immediate projects, there were not only land confiscating processes but also many changes in the environment and lifestyle of people. So, people who spoke different languages from different regions responded in different ways.

WINNER of the Vaclav Havel Library Award

Honouring late Vaclav Havel, the former Czech president who refused the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize nomination and proposed Aung San Suu Kyi instead, an award is granted as Vaclav Havel Library Award.


Wellgyi_NB_button.jpgWELLGYI
Thu Thu Swe Thein, Htet Aung San, Kam Khan Sing / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 27 min

About one of the biggest human rights violation cases in Myanmar.

WINNER of the Peter Wintonick Award

Honouring late Canadian filmmaker Peter Wintonick, considered the “international ambassador of documentary film”, this award is granted as the Peter Wintonick Award.

 

 


Join us for a rewarding, provoking and entertaining evening. All proceeds will be donated directly to human rights' projects in Burma.

7pm-10pm Friday 11 December 2015
The Theatre at The Italian Forum
23 Norton Street, Leichhardt

Buy tickets now - click here

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