CLANTON'S OPENING ADDRESS
Check out Actor Shareena Clanton's powerful opening address at the 2018 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival in Melbourne. With After the Apology being the opening film, Clanton highlights the harrowing past and present of the stolen generations, where above all “this [film] is about truth telling.”
The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival been awarded the prestigious annual Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation Arts Prize, announced at the Peace Foundation Gala on Saturday 11 November. The prize is presented to one organization annually which has shown to make a contribution to peace through the arts.
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AFTER THE APOLOGY – OPENING NIGHT
Follow Human Rights Barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment of refugees metered out by most West democracies. Making its World Premiere at HRAFF, the film explores the terrifying nature of Australian and western political leaders exploiting fears around border protection to extend political powerGo to topic
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO – CLOSING NIGHT
The closing night features another Victorian Premiere, Last Men in Aleppo. After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege.With only 350,000 left in a city that used be home to 4.6 million people, the film follows volunteers and their experiences with daily life, death and struggle in the streets.