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The United Nations Association Midpeninsula Chapter and the Stanford Film Society are delighted to announce the fourth annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF). The festival will take place on October 25-28, 2001 at Stanford University, Cubberley Auditorium (School of Education) and Annenberg Auditorium (Cummings Art Building).


Established three years ago at Stanford University, UNAFF screens documentaries by international filmmakers dealing with UN topics such as human rights, environmental survival, women's issues, children, refugee protection, homelessness, racism, disease control, universal education, war and peace. The festival offers a unique opportunity to view films that are rarely screened for public audiences, since they are often too political for commercial theatrical release. UNAFF enables audience members to become familiar with global problems, and to provide a better understanding of the means to address these problems.

Over 160 submissions from all over the world have been carefully reviewed for the fourth annual UNAFF. The jury has selected 31 films to be screened at this year’s festival. The documentaries selected showcase topics from Afghanistan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Cuba, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Laos, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Slovakia, Turkey, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, the United States and Zimbabwe.

Encouraged by overwhelming positive response from the audience and the media, a traveling film festival called the UNAFF Extension Program was created last year. The first UNAFF Extension Program event was held in Monterey, October 27-28, 2000. In March 2001, UNAFF Extension Program events were held in San Francisco and Washington DC, and in Berkeley, CA in April.

We are extremely proud to announce that UNAFF received the national Earl W. Eames Award for innovatively combining new technology with traditional media at the annual UNA — USA Convention in New York on March 26, 2001.

UNAFF is an independent project of the Midpeninsula Chapter of the UNA-USA, a non-profit organization. We welcome your support, financial or otherwise, in helping us put together this festival that promotes documentary filmmaking as a tool for social and political understanding and facilitates community participation in effecting international change. All donations to UNAFF are tax deductible.

Please send your check payable to UNAFF to P.O. Box 19369 Stanford, CA 94309.

We are deeply thankful for your participation and support,

Jasmina Bojic
Founder and Festival Director
P.O. Box 19369
Stanford, CA 94309
Tel: (650) 725-0012
Fax: (650) 725-0011
E-mail: info@unaff.org


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Thursday, October 25, 5:30PM Cubberley Auditorium
(School of Education, Stanford University)

Friday, October 26, 3:30PM Annenberg Auditorium
(Cummings Art Building, Stanford University)

Saturday, October 27, 1:00PM Annenberg Auditorium
(Cummings Art Building, Stanford University)

Sunday, October 28, 1:00PM Cubberley Auditorium
(School of Education, Stanford University)

Admission (per film session*):

Stanford undergraduates: Free
Students: $5
General public: $8
Festival Pass (includes all sessions): $30

Tickets can be purchased at the Film Festival (Stanford Universtity) or in advance at the following locations:

Kepler’s Bookstore: 1010 El Camino Real,
Menlo Park
UNA store: 552 Emerson Street, Palo Alto

For more information please call (650) 724-5544.

*Each film session will last approximately four to five hours

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