USF's Human Rights Film Festival features 21 films and begins April 3.
USF’s Human Rights Film Festival kicks off April 3 and includes an Academy Award nominee for best documentary
and more than a dozen films by USF students and alumni.
On the three-day festival schedule are 21 films, including “The
Act of Killing” and “White Bike.” Academy Award nominee “The Act of Killing” is
a controversial documentary that showcases former Indonesian paramilitary
fighters’ atrocities through their own eyes; while “White Bike,” by Jennifer de
Leon ’14, delves into the search for justice when bicyclists are hit and
sometimes killed on San Francisco streets.
Two USF alums
“Sex: M,” by Kate Elston ’09, won best short film at the SF
Indie Fest 2013. The documentary explores fellow alumnus Lucas Waldron’s
decision to transition from female to male. Waldron ’13 was known on campus as an
advocate for LGBT rights, as the former executive producer of USFtv, and as a
columnist for the USF Foghorn.
The festival runs through April 5 and takes place at
Presentation Theater in the School of Education. It’s free and open to the
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