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United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) Film Series at Gilroy Library


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Gilroy Library is honored to host a series of films and discussions for the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF). For two decades, UNAFF has screened some of the most highly-regarded, awarded, and buzzed-about documentaries in the film industry. Many of these films have been nominated for, and won, Academy Awards.  

From the UNAFF website:

"This year’s theme SCALES OF JUSTICE continues our two decades long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing the fight for justice and exploring possible paths emanating from it into the future.

As one of the oldest solely documentary film festivals in the US, UNAFF has grown and earned the respect of audiences and filmmakers alike for its fearless independence and integrity. In addition to providing early outlets for films, many of which later went on to win major awards and accolades, UNAFF prides itself in creating a community forum with year-round programs for discovery and dialogue about different cultures, issues and solutions." 

Below is the complete schedule of film showings at Gilroy Library:

February 4th at 6:30 PM: Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste
     
A quick-moving, up-beat documentary that presents new solutions to the global problem of waste. Discussion after the film with United Nations Association Film Festival Founder Jasmina Bojic.

February 11th at 6:30 PM :  Stink!  

Stink! is a first-person story about one father's absurd journey to find out what kinds of chemicals are hidden in a pair of his kid's pajamas.

February 25th at 6:30 PM:  Short Film Screenings featuring     
The Other Side, Without Country, and And Then They Came For Us
 

The Other Side documents the experience of families greeting each other at the US-Mexico Border Fence.

Without Country explores one family’s complex and emotional journey involving deportation. 

And Then They Came for Us demonstrates the importance of speaking up against any efforts to register or ban Muslims today by examining the executive order that violated the constitutional rights and resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans.                            Discussion to follow the film with Donald K. Tamaki, Lawyer and President of the San Francisco Japantown Foundation 

March 4th at 6:30 PM: Double Feature of Happy and Lost Crops      

Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.  In Lost Crops, a doctor in search of sustainable superfoods teams up with a botanist and humanitarian for a journey of international discovery


 
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