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UNAFF


May 2, 2022 Earlybird Deadline

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for the 25th UNAFF which will run from October 20-30, 2022 in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University.

 

We are delighted to announce the 25th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which was founded in 1998 by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The 25th UNAFF will be held from October 20-30, 2022 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. This year’s theme REFLECTIONS continues our enduring devotion to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing our 25th Anniversary milestone.

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Blue Planet Green Planet theme of the UNAFF 2008

UNAFF 2008 Program Schedule BLUE PLANET GREEN PLANET

 

SUNDAY October 19
Palo Alto, Aquarius Theatre
430 Emerson Street
Opening Night sponsored by Evvia
I session:
7:00 PM Opening words by Mayor of Palo Alto Larry Klein
7:15 PM DISAPPEARING FROGS (USA)
7:30 PM GALAPAGOS EVOLVING (Ecuador/USA) 7:45 PM FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER (Bolivia/Canada/France/India/USA) co-presented with San Francisco International Film Festival
          
MONDAY October 20
San Francisco, Roxie Cinema
3117 16th Street     
II session:
co-presented with San Francisco Documentary Festival              
7:15 PM BELONGING (Canada/USA)
8:20 PM SAN FRANCISCO: STILL WILD AT HEART (USA)
9:30 PM MEGALOPOLIS (Brazil/China/Egypt/Italy/Japan/Pakistan/USA) co-presented with Italian Cultural Center and Center for East Asian Studies

III session     
Stanford University, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Encina Hall 616 Serra Street  co-presented with FSI, FACES, SiCA and CEAS
4:00 PM YOUNG AND RESTLESS IN CHINA (China/USA)
5:45 PM Panel "Young and Restless in China" (Free admission)
6:45 PM Reception with the filmmakers

 

TUESDAY October 21
East Palo Alto, Eastside Theater
2101 Pulgas Avenue co-presented with City of East Palo Alto
IV session:
4:00 PM TWO ANGRY MOMS (USA)    
5:30 PM Panel "Why Do You Eat Junk Food?" (Free admission)
- Short Break-
V session:
6:45 PM CHILDREN IN NO MAN'S LAND (Mexico/USA) 7:45 PM AMBASSADORS LEARN LANGUAGES   (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
8:30 PM THE TREE OF LIFE (Serbia)
9:20 PM CARISSA (USA)    

 

WEDNESDAY October 22
Stanford University, Annenberg Auditorium
Cummings Art Building) - 435 Lasuen Mall

VI session:
5:15 PM SALIM BABA (India/USA) co-presented with 3rdI Film Festival
5:40 PM TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (Afghanistan/Denmark/Finland/Germany/Iraq/ South Africa/UK/USA)
- Short Break -
VII session:
7:45 PM HAMMOUDI (Lebanon/Palestine)  co-presented with Arab Film Festival
8:00 PM SCARRED LANDS AND WOUNDED LIVES - THE ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINTS OF WAR (Iraq/USA/Vietnam)                           9:30 PM THE LINGUISTS (Bolivia/India/Russia/USA)

 

THURSDAY October 23

Stanford University, Annenberg Auditorium       
(Cummings Art Building) - 435 Lasuen Mall

VIII session:
5:15 PM IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA (Liberia/USA)
6:40 PM FRONTRUNNER (Afghanistan/USA)
- Short Break -

IX session:
8:30 PM LA AMERICANA (Bolivia/USA)
9:50 PM MY DAUGHTER THE TERRORIST (Sri Lanka/USA)


FRIDAY October 24
Stanford University, Annenberg Auditorium  
(Cummings Art Building) - 435 Lasuen Mall

X session:
Stanford University, Freeman Spogli Institute for
International Studies Encina Hall 616 Serra Street
co-presented with Freeman Spogli Institute

4:00 PM Panel "The Impact of Oil-China, USA, Sudan and Nigeria"
 (Free admission)
            
XI session:
5:45 PM THIS TIME WE CAN'T SAY WE DIDN'T KNOW (Croatia/Sudan)
 co-presented with San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
5:50 PM FACES (Israel/France/Netherlands/Palestine) co-presented with Arab Film Festival and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
7:15 PM TIGER SPIRIT (Canada/North Korea/South Korea) co-presented with Center for Asian American Studies

- Short Break -

 XII session:
8:45 PM TRIAGE: DR. JAMES ORBINSKI'S HUMANITARIAN DILEMMA (Canada/Congo/Rwanda/Somalia)
10:15 PM BLUE HELMETS: PEACE AND DISHONOR (Canada/Congo)


SATURDAY October 25
Stanford University, Annenberg Auditorium
(Cummings Art Building) - 435 Lasuen Mall
XIII session:
11:00 AM ONE OF THE LAST (Italy/USA)  co-presented with Italian Cultural Center
11:20 AM GOOD FOOD (USA)
12:45 PM GARBAGE! THE REVOLUTION STARTS AT HOME (Canada/USA)
                            
- Short Break -

 XIV session:
2:10 PM KILOWATT OURS (USA)
3:20 PM WASTE = FOOD (China/Germany/Switzerland)  co-presented with Center for East Asian Studies

XV session:
4:30 PM Panel co-presented with Woods Institute "Waste=Food, From Awareness To Action"
5:45 PM ALL IN THIS TEA (China/USA) co-presented with Center for East Asian Studies
- Short Break -

XVI session:
8:00 PM TROUBLE THE WATER (USA)       
9:45 PM SLIDING LIBERIA (Liberia/USA)
 SUNDAY October 26 |
Stanford University, Annenberg Auditorium
(Cummings Art Building) - 435 Lasuen Mall
XVII session:
11:15 AM GERMANS IN THE WOODS (USA) 11:20 AM A PROMISE TO THE DEAD: THE EXILE JOURNEY OF
 ARIEL DORFMAN (Argentina/Chile/Canada)

- Short Break -

 XVIII session:
1:15 PM FREEHELD (USA)
2:05 PM ASK NOT (USA) co-presented with San Francisco International Film Festival

- Short Break -

XIX session
 3:40 PM IMMACULATE CONFESSION (USA)
 4:50 PM MAKING THE RIVER (USA)
- Short Break -

XX session


Stanford University, Memorial Auditorium - 551 Serra Mall
co-presented with FLiCKS and Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts
6:45 PM ALL TOGETHER NOW (Canada/UK/USA)
8:30 PM Closing Night Party ● Music by Potential ● International Food  
provided by LA MEDITERRANEE, DOUCE FRANCE, HOBEE'S, MOONBEAN'S, TRADER JOES, WHOLE FOODS 


       

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UNAFF will be held in October  at Stanford University including screenings in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and San Francisco.


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