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The 16th annual United Nations Association Film Festival is underway

By Katie Brigham | 22 Oct 2013

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The 16th annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is currently running from Oct. 17 to 27, at theaters in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Stanford and San Francisco.

This festival, which features international documentaries, began in 1998 as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic, the films focus on a wide array of human-rights-related issues such as education, healthcare, environmentalism and war.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Individual to Universal” and includes 70 films culled from over 600 submissions. In addition to the screenings, UNAFF has organized seven panels that complement the issues discussed in the films.

Tickets for each screening are $10 for the general public and free for Stanford students.

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