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Center for International Studies Hosts UN Film Festival
The University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies and the United Nations Association-Houston will host the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) from Thursday – Sunday, Jan, 27-30, on the UST campus in Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon.

UNAFF was conceived in 1998 at Stanford University by film critic Jasmina Bojic in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UNAFF screens documentaries by international filmmakers addressing human rights, environmental themes, population, migration, women’s issues, refugees, homelessness, racism, health, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF has screened some of the most awarded and talked about documentaries in the industry.

Film Schedule:

Thursday, Jan. 27
6 p.m.:
Openg Night Reception and Benefit Screening 
Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon
7:30 p.m.: The Reckoning (Congo, Colombia, Sudan, Uganda)

Friday, Jan. 28
Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon
6 p.m.: Killer’s Paradise (Guatemala)
Featured Short: Naming Pluto (UK)
8 p.m.: The Age of Stupid (UK)

Saturday, Jan. 29
Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum
Noon: Grandmother to Grandmother: New York to Tanzania (Tanzania)
2 p.m.: Speaking in Tongues (USA)
Featured Short: No Good Reason (USA)
3:30 p.m.: Dishonored (Pakistan)
5 p.m.: Crude (Ecuador)
Featured Short: Battle for the Xingu (Brazil, USA)
7 p.m.: Milking the Rhino (USA)
8:30 p.m.: Soldiers of Peace (Australia, UK)

Sunday, Jan. 30
Jones Hall, 3910 Yoakum
1 p.m.: Prom Night (USA/Canada)
3 p.m.: Sweet Crude (Nigeria, USA)
Featured Short: K_Scapes (Italy)
5 p.m.: The Power of the Powerless (Czech Republic)

Opening Night Reception and Benefit Screening:
$50 Non-members, $45 members, students and seniors

Opening Night and Festival Pass:
$75 Non-members, $70 members, students and seniors

Festival Pass
Jan. 27-30 Film Screening
$35, Non-members, $30 Members, students and seniors

Individual Film Ticket
$7 Non-Members
$5 Members, students and seniors

Visit for upcoming information on films, scheduling and tickets or call 713-667-7044.

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