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Human Rights Take Center Stage at USF Film Festival


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.

21 Films

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 public. 

by Ed Carpenter | Office of Communications and Marketing »email usfnews@usfca.edu | Twitter @usfcanews