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Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

September 23, 2021 at 12:00pmSeptember 25, 2021 at 9:00pm EDT

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19th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

SUHRFF continues its tradition of showcasing trailblazing feature documentaries about social justice issues around the world.  Each day’s screening will be viewable via Blackboard Organization “SUHRFF 2021” within a 48 hour period ( email required for login), with live/virtual Q&A sessions with the respective filmmakers each evening at 8pm .

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Thursday, 9/23

No Ordinary Man (Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt, 2020) paints an inventive, illuminating portrait of jazz musician Billy Tipton, which radically challenges the generic conventions of the documentary biopic in order to interrogate the representation of transgender histories.  

Friday, 9/24

Belly of the Beast (Erika Cohn, 2020) is an empowering portrait of the women who are fighting the U.S. carceral state’s systematic and secretive practices of violence and reproductive injustice against female prisoners, primarily women of color.

Saturday, 9/25
Fire in the Mountains (Ajitpal Singh, 2021) tells the story of a mother who toils to save money to build a road in a Himalayan village to take her disabled son for physiotherapy but her husband believes that a shamanic ritual will save them all.

This event is part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on “Conventions.”

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This event was first published on August 4, 2021 and last updated on August 27, 2021.

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