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giveaway: human rights arts and film festival

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is heading to Canberra from the 28 – 30th May and as a sponsor, lip has three double passes to giveaway to each screening at the National Film & Sound Archive!

Simply email [email protected] with the name of the film you would like to see! Only winners will be notified.

The Island President: Jon Shenk/USA/Doc. /101min

Mon 28 May, 7pm

Jon Shenk’s feature length documentary The Island President
follows the Maldivian President, Nasheed on his journey to take
on the UN in Copenhagen and combat climate change in order
to stop his nation from sinking under rising sea levels. This
film documents the Maldives’ struggle for democracy and its
fight to stay above water as the lowest lying nation in the world.

Our School: Mona Nicoara & Miruna Coco-Cozma/Romania/Doc. /94 min

Tue 29 May, 7pm

Our School, directed by Mona Nicoara and Miruna Coca-Cozma,
explores progress amidst tradition, presenting a poignant tale of
three Roma ‘gypsy’ children trying to find acceptance in a Romanian
city school. This beautiful documentary follows the children
over a period of five years, depicting their struggle to overcome
stigma, racism and poverty with courage and a child’s spirit.

Splinters: Adam Pesce/USA /Doc. /95 min

Wed 30 May, 7pm

Adam Pesce’s Splinters, an engrossing story about the evolution
of indigenous surfing in Papua New Guinea and the first
national competition in the seaside village of Vanimo. For the
surfers of the village, this is a unique opportunity to compete,
but deep-set tribal rivalries hinder community progress days
before the competition.

Visit the website for the full program and check out this promo featuring Australian actress Isabel Lucas:

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