POV Films and Filmmakers at the 2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

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POV filmmakers will be in New York City this month for one of my personal favorite festivals of the year! Three POV films will have their NYC premieres at the 2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival (June 16-30 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center).

Better This World

Better This World

Better This World premieres in NYC at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival and filmmakers Kelly Duane de la Vega & Katie Galloway and film subject Bradley Crowder will be on hand for post-screening discussions. Don’t miss this award-winning doc that goes to the heart of the war on terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 6:30 PM
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 4:00 PM
Monday, June 20, 2011, 4:00 PM

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

If a Tree Falls: A Story
of the Earth Liberation Front

If a Tree Falls premieres in NYC at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival! Filmmaker Marshall Curry lifts the veil on a radical environmental group the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat” and explores two of America’s most pressing issues – environmentalism and terrorism. Marshall Curry (Oscar®-nominated Street Fight, POV 2005) will be present for Q&As.
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 6:30 PM
Monday, June 20, 2011, 8:45 PM

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator premieres in NYC and opens the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on June 17. Part political thriller, part memoir, Granito takes us through a haunting tale of genocide and justice that spans four decades, two films, and filmmaker Pamela Yates‘s own career. Screening followed by discussion with filmmakers and film subjects Kate Doyle, Alejandra Garcia and Fredy Peccerelli.
Friday, June 17, 2011, 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 18, 2011, 1:00 PM

Check out POV’s Community Network for a complete listing of screenings. Want to see a free screening in your community? Tell us where in the comments or on Twitter @POVengage!

Jamie Dobie
Jamie Dobie
Jamie worked in the Community Engagement and Education Department at POV from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining POV in 2010, Jamie worked at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, where she was part of the team tasked with setting up the school's film and journalism programs in the Middle East. She has worked in various capacities on many documentary film crews around the world, including productions in West Africa, and has worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Margaret Brown. Jamie has also previously worked in the exhibition department at the Field Museum of Natural History and the education and cinema programming departments at the Block Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and African Studies.