United Nations Association Traveling Film Festival

Going strong in cities across the country since 1998, the United Nations Association Traveling Film Festival makes its debut in Denver today. The festival highlights documentaries tackling topics like human rights, the environment, homelessness and racism, then offers a post-screening space for conversation and engagement with directors, activists and more.

“We wanted to do something exciting for globally engaged citizens in the Denver area and bring to light the kinds of issues the United Nations focuses on,” says Meghan Brenner of the Denver chapter of the UNA.

Films like I Am a Girl, which shares the often tough and frightening life choices young girls around the world must make to survive, and The Pad Piper, about a young inventor who is changing the lives of women in India with breakthrough menstrual-hygiene innovation and education, are just some of the works chosen for the festival. Another film, Duk County, the story of doctors providing life-saving eye care in southern Sudan, will bring Colorado filmmaker Jordan Campbell to the stage for an after-film conversation.

The UNA Traveling Film Festival opens today at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, with an 11 a.m. screening of The E-Waste Tragedy and a post-film discussion. Tickets are $10 per film or $40 for the day. For more information and a full list of films included, visit unadenver.org.
Sun., Jan. 11, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., 2015

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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