TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - JHR (Journalists for Human Rights) has
partnered with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) to bring
DocFest to Montreal. DocFest is an annual film festival coordinated by
JHR that showcases documentary films on rights media - compelling
stories that foreground human rights issues across the globe. It will
run from March 2nd- 3rd showcasing short and feature length documentaries at the Cinéma du Parc
theatre on 3575 Park Ave.
This year jhr and CMHR are proud to screen six documentaries over two
days. The line-up includes such critically acclaimed films as The Team, Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride and Tin City Voices.
The Team has been screened at HotDocs, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, the
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, the Full Frame
Documentary Film Festival and the AFI / Discovery Channel Silverdocs
Festival. It's a politically charged documentary about a Kenyan soap
opera called The Team, which follows the struggles of a co-ed multi-ethnic soccer squad to
overcome their differences, both on and off the pitch.
Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride has won awards from numerous film festivals, showcasing the fight for
true human equality through Pride parades around the world. It has been
screened at over 60 festivals and Pride events around the world.
Director of Tin City Voices Elijah Marchand was awarded Top Emerging Filmmaker at the Toronto Urban
Film Festival for his film, which is about the struggles of living in
the slums of Georgetown, Guyana.
In previous years, DocFest has screened films to sold-out audiences at
the National Films Board of Canada's Mediatheque in Toronto, and included such films as Seeking Refuge by Karen Cho, which aired on CBC Newsworld.
"Film Festivals such as Rights Media DocFest are paramount in exploring the world we face
today," said 2010 Festival Director Sophie Langlois. "The submissions
are groundbreaking and stimulate interesting discussions for all
"We are proud to partner with JHR for DocFest," said Canadian Museum for
Human Rights President and CEO Stuart Murray. "This provides us with a
great opportunity to promote our mandate of raising awareness and
fostering dialogue on human rights issues in Canada and abroad."
Rights Media DocFest gives documentary film makers the platform and
audience members the arena to be made aware of their human rights.
SOURCE jhr (Journalists for Human Rights)
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For tickets and further information:
Tickets: http://cinemaduparc.ticketacces.net/ Event Details: http://docfest2012.wordpress.com/
Robin Koczerginski, Rights Media DocFest Coordinator, t. (416) 454-0696 e. firstname.lastname@example.org