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International Film Festival, New York

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Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, New York, June 2000
Daring to Resist
What is it that leads a person to choose defiance, rather than submission, when her whole world is collapsing around her? Daring to Resist looks at three Jewish women, from Holland, Hungary, and Poland, who refused to remain passive in the face of Nazi genocide during WWII. with
Zyklon Portrait
Zyklon B is a crystal that produces the deadly gas used in concentration camps during WWII. Impressionistic imagery, family photographs, and home movies are used in this short.
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June 20 at 6:15; June 21 at 3:30;
June 22 at 1; June 25 at 1
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June 22 at 3:15; June 24 at 7;
June 25 at 3:30; June 26 at 1
LIVE FREE OR DIE
In a small New England town a doctor practices medicine. An OB-GYN, Dr. Wayne Goldner has delivered over 2,500 babies, and has been marked because he chooses to provide legal abortions. Allowing the filmmakers to follow him for an entire year, this documentary serves as a stinging indictment of the government's inability to protect citizens doing legitimate work. As the film follows Wayne's fight to be reinstated at the local school as a sex education instructor, it becomes apparent that while most of the town supports abortion rights and Dr. Goldner's work - few want to confront the right to lifers and the controversy they bring with them.
OUR HOUSE IN HAVANA
Follow the emotionally-charged trip of Silvia Morini, who after 38 years living in the U.S.A., decides to return to Cuba. Silvia's pilgrimage, full of discoveries, forces her to confront her own myths of Cuba and the revolution. with
I WAS BORN A BLACK WOMAN
(NASCI MULHER NEGRA)

Benedita da Silva shanty-dweller, domestic worker, mother, organizer, poet, Senator. Benedita da Silva was born to poverty, started working at age seven and gained stature for herself and her community through education, faith and community organizing. Filled with Afro-Brazilian music, poetry and dance, the film weaves a dynamic tale of black Brazil and one woman's victory over racism.
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June 20 at 3:30; June 21 at 8:30;
June 22 at 6 (screening followed by
Women's Day Reception at 8:30 pm)
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June 21 at 6:15; June 22 at 9;
June 23 at 3:30
900 WOMEN
The Louisiana Correctional Institute is located in the swamps of southern Louisiana in the small town of St. Gabriel. Built in 1970 to house an increasing population of female convicts, today it houses the state's most dangerous female prisoners and often exceeds its population capacity of 900. First time filmmaker Khadivi delivers a striking, sensitive portrait of life in this deceptively peaceful atmosphere which is filled with stories of life on the streets, abuse, freedom, childbirth and motherhood.

 

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