10th Human Rights Arts & Film Festival launches 2017 program
The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival has revealed its 2017 program, complete with Oscar-nominated films, thought-provoking content, Australian shorts, exhibitions, events and more.
Highlights of the full Melbourne program include Australia's first ever Oscar-nominated foreign language film, Tanna, Sundance Film Festival favourite Quest, a Melbourne-only Australian premiere of Stranger In Paradise, and a slew of other critically acclaimed films.
Further highlights include the Australian Shorts and International Shorts sessions, that will present sensitive and introspective films from across the globe - including the lauded Black Chook and French, telling the story of a teenager's quest to become a French citizen.
On the arts front, photography exhibition Rhohingya: Refugee Crisis in Colour will showcase the strength of refugees enduring the ongoing genocide in West Myanmar, while Conflicted: Works from the Vietnam Archive Project will present an installation that presents an alternative reading of the Vietnam War.
Finally, a healthy discourse will be encouraged around the festival with multiple Q&As set to take place, including an industry forum, a focus on building communities, marriage equality and immigration.
The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival will run at venues throughout Melbourne from May 4 - May 18. Head to the festival website for full program details.