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The Stanford Film Society and the United Nations Association Midpeninsula Chapter/UNA-USA are delighted to announce the seventh annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF). The festival, sponsored by Stanford Film Society, will take place on October 20-24, 2004 at Stanford University (Cubberley Auditorium and Annenberg Auditorium) with a pre-screening in San Francisco on October 14 at Delancey Screening room. This year’s theme is THE VALUES OF TOLERANCE.
Established seven years ago at Stanford University, UNAFF celebrates the power of international films and videos dealing with UN related issues: human rights, environmental survival, women's issues, protection of refugees, homelessness, racism, disease control, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF offers a unique opportunity to view films that are rarely screened, to become familiar with global problems, and to acquire a better understanding of the means to address these problems.
Over two hundred submissions from all over the world have been carefully reviewed for the seventh annual UNAFF. The jury has selected 27 films to be presented at this year’s festival. The documentaries selected showcase topics from Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, France, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, Palestine, the Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Yemen.
Encouraged by overwhelming positive response from the audience and the media, we established a Traveling Film Festival. The first UNAFF TF event was held in Monterey in October 2000 and was a tremendous success. UNAFF Traveling Festivals have taken place in San Francisco, Washington DC, Berkeley, Monterey, Sonoma, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, New York and at Harvard University. We are planning UNAFF TF at Princeton University for this September.
Our relentless efforts in promoting awareness of global issues have been rewarded at the annual UNA-USA Convention in New York, where UNAFF received the prestigious Earl W. Eames Award for innovatively combining new technologies with traditional media.
UNAFF is an independent project of the UNA-USA initiated by the Midpeninsula Chapter of the UNA-USA, a nonprofit organization. We welcome your support, financial or otherwise, in helping us put together a festival that promotes documentary filmmaking as a tool for social and political understanding and which facilitates community participation in effecting international change. By making a tax-deductible donation to UNAFF you will directly give a chance to tens of thousands of people to see these important documentaries that bring us together as a diverse community. Please send your gift (check payable to UNAFF) to:
P.O. Box 19369
Stanford, CA 94309
All donations are tax deductible.