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* Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2019 *
Heading into their 12th year, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will explore diverse and inspiring human rights stories through the mediums of film, art, music and forums. This year's festival will be held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, opening on May 9 with Damon Gameau's new documentary 2040, and will run through to May 23. HRAFF continues to provide a platform whereby creatives, organisations and the Australian public are brought together by their common desire to contribute to social change. This year's festival will feature six key streams: 'Frontline: Conflict and the Global Movement of People', 'Our Common Place: The Environment', 'Pride Pioneers: LGBTIQ+ rights', 'Indigenous Affairs', 'Girls to the Front: Gender Equality', and 'A Fair Go: Economic Justice'. 'The festival has a long history of inspiring people to act on human rights' says CEO Aleta Moriarty. 'We know that statistics change policy, but film and arts change people's hearts and minds, really driving change'. Other leading picks from the festival include: Stop the Boats (Directed by: Simon Kurian), which tells the story of how Australia used a three word slogan to demonise people seeking asylum, Wik vs Queensland (Directed by: Dean Gibson), a powerful insight into the 1996 High Court decision to grant native title coexistence to the Wik Peoples of Cape York and the cultural and political fallout that followed, and Australia Says Yes (Directed by: Kirk Marcolina), the intimate and personal history of struggle and perseverance that propelled Australia to say YES to marriage equality.
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