18th Annual EPFC Human Rights Film Festival

Friday, October 12: 7 – 11 PM 

 Doors 7 pm; FREE EVENT!

What began in 2000 at the University of California, Irvine as a week-long festival of films, workshops and discussions is now brought to you in a micro-portion of one stellar night including many powerful films and visiting artists all gathering to discuss, debate and move forward with issues surrounding Human Rights! Please join us for the FREE EVENT; we’ll have some very special films and filmmakers in attendance.

7 PM – OPENING/WELCOME – We will begin the evening with a casual reception with food and drink along with information from an array of political and social justice organizations… Part of a local activist group? Stop by and say a few words.

8 PM – LA SHORTS – This screening showcases work that reflects upon the use of cinema as a tool by media-marginalized communities to express their views and visions regarding notions of place, security, citizenship and “home”. Filmmakers in Attendance. 


Miko Revereza – Disintegration 93-96

ACT-LA- Super 8 Commission Film 2017

Walter Vargas- LA-Rising FM

Simri Hernandez/Stephanie Escalante Leiva- De Donde Soy 2017

Gemma Jimenez Gonzalez – 10 Minutes On Foot 2018

Undocumented Minors Project/You Are Not Alone – North Hills April 2017

9 PM – MONGER (72 Mins. 2017) – An explosive look at the lives of three men who take part in the world of sexual tourism in Buenos Aires that gives an insight into the motivations and attitudes that fuel the sex trade and the reactionary wave of global misogyny that has reached a boiling point. FILMMAKERS Jeff Zorrilla & Natalia Cortesi in attendance from Buenos Aires. 

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