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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to MoPA for a second year with a series of seven films the New York Times calls, the "cinematic conscience of the world." The four-day fest runs Friday, January 20 through Monday, January 23, at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.

The festival is being billed as, "the world’s foremost showcase for films with a distinctive human rights theme." In order to develop a continuing dialog, each of the films screened will be followed by a Q&A. The San Diego Latino Film Festival is co-sponsoring the event and our old friend, SDLFF founder and director Ethan van Thillo, will be on hand to field questions following the screening of Youth Producing Change on January 23.

Below is the lineup of films being screened. Tickets are $4 for MOPA Members, $6 for students, seniors and military service members, and $8 for the general public. Festival passes are $15 for MOPA Members, $25 for students, seniors and military service members and $35 for the general public. For more information visit MoPA.org or click here to learn more about The Human Rights Watch Festival.

LOVE CRIMES OF KABUL Friday, January 20, 7:00 pm Q&A with Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, SDSU and moderated by Lynn Hiestand, Heartland Alliance.

GRANITO: HOW TO NAIL A DICTATOR Saturday, January 21, 1:00 pm Q&A with filmmaker Peter Kinoy and moderated by Milburn Line, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.

WHEN THE MOUNTAINS TREMBLE Saturday, January 21, 3:00 pm Q&A with filmmaker Peter Kinoy and moderated by Milburn Line, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.

(Special Offer: Buy a ticket to Granito and see When the Mountains Tremble for half price.)

THE PRICE OF SEX Saturday, January 21, 7:00 pm Q&A with filmmaker Mimi Chakarova.

IF A TREE FALLS Sunday, January 22, 3:00 pm Q&A with Andrea Prasow, Human Rights Watch.

YOU DON’T LIKE THE TRUTH – 4 DAYS INSIDE GUANTANAMO Sunday, January 22, 7:00 pm Q&A with Andrea Prasow, Human Rights Watch.

YOUTH PRODUCING CHANGE Monday, January 23, 10:30 am Q&A with Ethan van Thillo, Media Arts Center.

Fine print: The San Diego presentation of the HRW Film Festival is made possible by gifts from Rod and Diane Dammeyer and The James Irvine Foundation. To learn more about sponsoring the HRW Film Festival at MOPA, please call 619-238-7559 ext. 207 or email holsenback@mopa.org.

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