Welcome to the Reels for Rights: US Human Rights Media Arts Screening registration page!
When and Where?
The Reels for Rights Screening is taking place on Friday, November 30th from 6pm to 7.30pm in New York City and is followed by an after-party of dinner, music and dancing until 9.30pm! The Screening is taking place at the Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street, in New York City.
When you're ready to register, just click the 'register now' button at the top or bottom of this page.
What is the Reels for Rights Festival?
With an inaugural festival scheduled for 2013, Reels for Rights aspires to raise consciousness about human rights in the United States. More than a one-time event, the festival is part of a long-term strategy that also involves an online distribution platform, traveling festival, and toolkit. Reels for Rights seeks to catalyze a vibrant grassroots media network dedicated to shedding light on the domestic human rights crisis and amplifying and advancing the work of social movement builders. Our over-arching goals also include fostering and deepening collaborations between filmmakers, media artists, grassroots organizers and others invested in human rights and social justice in the United States.
What is the Reels for Rights Screening?
The Reels for Rights Screening is a public event that is being hosted in conjunction with the U.S. Human Rights Fund. It will showcase galvanizing and thought-provoking films and discussion as a taste for the kinds of media and collaborations that we seek to nurture for the Reels for Rights Festival. Some of the pieces to be shown include excerpts from:
- The Sky is Pink. A short film addressing the urgent crisis of drilling and fracking in the U.S. By Josh Fox and the Producers of Gasland.
- Strength of the Storm. The story of how ordinary Vermont residents came together to make change following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene. Directed and Produced by Rob Koier and the Vermont Workers' Center.
- Dear Mandela on U.S. Tour. This short highlights the fall 2012 tour of the award winning Dear Mandela across the United States, connecting the struggles of the South African Shack Dwellers Movement with social movements in the United States. Produced by Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza.
- Organizing to Protect our Fire Stations. This piece outlines the growing outcry over the City of Philadelphia's brownouts policy of closing fire companies on a rolling basis. Produced by the Pennsylvania based Media Mobilizing Project.
Finally, We need your RSVP
This event is free but space is limited. There may still be a few places available! If you can think of other people or organizations whom you think would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!
Click the 'register now' button at the top or bottom of the page and we'll send you email updates and further details in the coming weeks.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or contact Ben Whelan at The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative on (212) 253.1710, ext. 313.
We hope to see you there!
- Amnesty International USA
- Evening Star Productions, Coal Country
- Human Rights Project, Urban Justice Center
- International WOW Company
- National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
- Media Mobilizing Project
- Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary
- U.S. Human Rights Fund
- U.S. Human Rights Network
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