The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, a collection of ten new films that address social and political unrest in Rwanda, the Middle East, Chile and Bosnia, among other places, will screen November 13-16 at the Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli Building on the Auraria campus. Co-presented by Human Rights Watch, the respected global watchdog organization, and five other peace and human-rights groups, the films include Pinochet's Children, Paul Rodriguez's documentary about three Chileans growing up amid the violent uncertainty of a military coup in their homeland; State of Denial, which examines how South Africans face the AIDS epidemic; Living in Conflict: Voices From Israel and Palestine, which profiles five Middle Eastern artists who use writing, music and painting to survive conflict in a war-torn region; and The Last Just Man, a Canadian documentary about General Romeo Dallaire, a haunted United Nations peacekeeper who struggled, unsuccessfully, to prevent the murder of 800,000 Rwandans in a 1994 outbreak of genocide that might have been prevented. American filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Ted Hardin contribute their timely documentary, One More Mile: A Dialog in Nation-Building, which addresses the aftermath of genocide and the role of the international community in postwar Bosnia, and the lessons governments might now apply in Afghanistan and Iraq. Tickets may be purchased online at www.argusfest.org, by calling 1-800-325-SEAT or at King Soopers stores. For complete schedules and more information, call 303-595-3456.
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