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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Ottawa
May Protected content , 2010
at the ByTowne Cinema
A Co-Presentation between the Human Rights Watch Canada Committee and the ByTowne Cinema
Tuesday, May 11, 7:30PM
Opening Night: MON COLONEL
Director: Laurent Herbiet, France/Belgium Protected content , 110m
Costa-Gavras co-scripted this political drama, set during the Algerian war of independence, which questions the rationale for torture and brutal interrogation during wartime.
Wednesday, May 12, 7:30PM
Director: Havana Marking, United Kingdom Protected content , 87m
A documentary following four ethnically diverse finalists on "Afghan Star." More than just a TV show, "Afghan Star" is a symbol of a freedom and democracy in a nation recovering from nearly three decades of civil war, foreign invasions and Taliban rule.
Film will be followed by a panel discussion
Thursday, May 13, 7:30PM
UNDER RICH EARTH
Director: Malcolm Rogge, Canada Protected content , 92m
A documentary about the effects of a Canadian copper mining company's proposed arrival in the northwest part of Ecuador, one of the world's most environmentally threatened regions.
Guest Speaker: Malcolm Rogge, Director
All screenings are held at the ByTowne Cinema, Protected content Street, Ottawa.
Tickets cost $15 and are available at the ByTowne Cinema box office during normal operating hours. See Protected content for details.
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