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Oct 23 & 24 SFGFF co-presents three films at UNAFF 2013 in Stanford



The 16th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) from October 17-27, 2013 Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University celebrates the power of documentary films dealing with human rights issues, the environment, racism, women’s issues, universal education, war and peace. The theme for this year is INDIVIDUAL TO UNIVERSAL.

The San Francisco Green Film Festival proudly co-present three films as part of this year’s UNAFF:





DAUGHTERS OF THE NIGER DELTA
Ilse van Lamoen, Nigeria/Netherlands, 56 min

Daughters of the Niger Delta is an intimate film portrait of three everyday heroines who manage to make ends meet against all odds. As their personal stories unfold, we come to see that the widely ignored environmental pollution in their backyard is not the only human rights violation affecting their lives. It highlights the strength and resilience of ordinary women who have to overcome injustices that we rarely hear about in the news. www.daughtersofthenigerdelta.org

October 23 at 2:30pm
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building
435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

INFORMATION & TICKETS: www.unaff.org





URANIUM DRIVE-IN
Suzan Beraza, USA, 71 min

The promise of jobs from a proposed uranium mill has an economically devastated mining community in Colorado hopeful for the first time in decades. When environmentalists step in to stop the mill, pro-mill advocates are enraged. A debate ensues, pitting jobs against health and
the environment. The question remains: is uranium worth it? uraniumdrivein.com

October 24 at 4:40pm
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Encina Hall
616 Serra Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

INFORMATION & TICKETS: www.unaff.org





BITTER SEEDS
Micha X. Peled, India/USA, 88 min

As industrial agriculture spreads around the world, many small-scale farmers are losing their land. Nowhere is the situation more desperate than in India, where every 30 minutes one farmer, deep in debt and unable to provide for his family, commits suicide. It’s an epidemic, which has claimed over a quarter million lives. BITTER SEEDS raises critical questions about the human cost of genetically modified agriculture and the future of how we grow things. teddybearfilms.com

October 24 at 7:50pm
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Encina Hall
616 Serra Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

INFORMATION & TICKETS: www.unaff.org