19th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival
Time: Sept. 23, 2021, noon - 9 p.m.
Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.
SUHRFF continues its tradition of showcasing trailblazing feature documentaries about social justice issues around the world. Each day's screening will be viewable via Blackboard Organization "SUHRFF 2021" within a 48 hour period (syr.edu email required for login), with live/virtual Q&A sessions at 8pm with the respective filmmaker(s).
No Ordinary Man (Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt, 2020) paints an inventive, illuminating portrait of jazz musician Billy Tipton, which radically challenges the genre conventions of the documentary biopic in order to interrogate the representation of transgender histories.
Belly of the Beast (Erika Cohn, 2020) examines how the medical and legal conventions of the carceral state in the U.S. have both perpetuated and concealed systematic practices of violence and reproductive injustice against female prisoners, primarily women of color.
Fire in the Mountains (Ajitpal Singh, 2021) tells the story of a mother who toils to save money to build a road in a Himalayan village to take her disabled son for physiotherapy but her husband believes that a shamanic ritual will save them all.
This event is part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on “Conventions.”