September 29 - October 1, 2014
New York City
Impugning Impunity: Human Rights Documentary Film Festival creates a community-wide dialog about justice, equality, and humanity through presenting documentaries on human rights issues. The festival includes a range of additional activities such as Q&A sessions with the film directors, and community talk-backs with artists and activists working on human rights issues.
This year the best film from the Official Selection, as determined by a distinguished jury, will receive the Harry Randall Award for best human rights documentary of 2014. This honor was created in memory of Harry W. Randall, Jr. (1915-2012) who served in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, during the Spanish Civil War, as Chief Photographer of the Photographic Unit of the 15th International Brigade.
The 2014 jury is composed of Peter Coyote, Bryan Stevenson, and Pamela Yates.
|Peter Coyote is
an actor, author,
writer and narrator
of films, theatre,
|Bryan A. Stevenson
is the founder and
of the Equal Justice
Initiative. He is the
2014 laureate of the
ALBA/Puffin Award for
Human Rights Activism.
|Pamela Yates is
rights activist, and
is a co-founder of
|Impugning Impunity: ALBA's Human Rights Film Festival is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.|
2014 Susman Lecture
Betty Medsger - Essential Resistance
reception to follow
"At crucial times, when governments fail, citizens risk their freedom to keep freedom alive."
Betty Medsger, journalist and author of The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI, will explore the long and controversial history of the U.S. government's surveillance of its own citizens; beginning with a look at Hoover's FBI and concluding with the Snowden leak revealing the latest NSA operations.
This event is free and open to the public.
78th Annual Celebration
New School's famed Orozco Room is named for José Clemente Orozco's celebrated 1931 cycle of 5 frescoes "A Call for Revolution and Universal
Brotherhood." A hidden gem among New York City's art treasures, the Orozco Room is rarely accessible to the public.
Pre-Event Benefit, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
(doors open at 11:45am)
Orozco Room*, The New School
Features a conversation on history, race, and justice between Bryan Stevenson and activist actor Mike Farrell--among the social realist murals of José Clemente Orozco.
Benefit Ticket includes: Pre-event, lunch, and annual celebration.
*The New School's famed Orozco Room is named for José Clemente Orozco's celebrated 1931 cycle of 5 frescoes "A Call for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood." A hidden gem among New York City's art treasures, the Orozco Room is rarely accessible to the public.
78th Annual Celebration, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
(doors open at 2:00pm)
The Auditorium, The New School
Reception with live piano by Dred Scott to follow.
Features the presentation of the fourth ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to Bryan Stevenson, founder & Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a keynote speech by Steven W. Hawkins, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA.
Honorary Committee: Julian Bond, Peter Coyote, Lila Downs, Gael García Bernal, Oliver Stone
Special Guests: Perry and Gladys Rosenstein, Puffin Foundation
Host Committee: Burt Cohen, Dan Czitrom, Sebastiaan Faber, Jeanne Houck, Gabriel Jackson, Julia Newman, Ellyn Polshek, Michael Ratner, Fredda Weiss
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to ALBA. The money raised will help support ALBA's continuing educational work and programs (click here)
Sponsored by the Puffin Foundation
Film Screening - New York
A War In Hollywood: Hollywood vs. Franco
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00 PM
Discussion with Sebastiaan Faber, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College and Chair of ALBA's Board of Governors, to follow.Casa Mezcal
86 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002