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April 2019

Critical Mass Reframed: A Panel on Kerry Tribe’s Live Re-Performance of Hollis Frampton’s Structural Film

April 17, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Where does a film become a live performance, and how does the history, theory, and criticism of one work translate into another? Sponsored by the Stanford Arts Institute in collaboration with the Stanford Department of Art & Art History, Kerry Tribe (artist, filmmaker, and visiting Lecturer through the Presidential Residencies on the Future of the Arts) will discuss her live performance Critical Mass (2010–) with Stanford faculty members Pavle Levi (Professor, Film and Media Studies) and Peggy Phelan (Denning Family…

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Camera as Witness Presents two documentaries CODE OAKLAND and SILICON VALLEY: THE UNTOLD STORY – SECRET SAUCE

April 23, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Camera as Witness program presents HUMAN DIGNITY series co-presented with the Trancos Equity & Social Justice Initiative, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Stanford School of Engineering and Stanford Film Society EDUCATION, ETHICS AND SILICON VALLEY CODE OAKLAND(22 minutes) US    Director/Producer: Kelly Amis This film examines the evolution of Oakland through the eyes of social entrepreneurs who are determined that youth of color not be left on the sidelines as Silicon Valley spreads across the Bay and into the home of the…

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May 2019

Camera as Witness Presents documentary SKID ROW MARATHON

May 30, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Camera as Witness program presents HUMAN DIGNITY series co-presented with Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, International Law Society, Stanford Film Society, Stanford Human Rights Law Association and Stanford Public Policy. SKID ROW MARATHON(85 min) US    Director: Mark HayesProducers: Gabriele Hayes, Doug Blush When a criminal court judge starts a running club on the Los Angeles notorious Skid Row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run marathons, lives begin to change. SKID…

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September 2019

Camera as Witness Presents documentary THE DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART

September 26, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Camera As Witness/Stanford Arts and Anderson Collection present ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE series co-presented with Stanford Film Society The Desert of Forbidden Art (80 minutes) Russia/USA/Uzbekistan  Directors/Producers: Amanda Pope, Tchavdar Georgiev During the era of Soviet rule artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals or to Gulags. Their plight inspires young Igor Savitsky who pretends to buy state-approved art. Instead he daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden works by fellow artists and creates a museum in…

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October 2019

Camera as Witness Presents 22nd UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)

October 24, 2019 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program presents the 22nd UNAFF scrennings and a panel SESSION 16     4:00 PM SCARS (France, 66 min) 5:15 PM MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS (US, 90 min)(SCREENED WITH OPEN CAPTIONS) 6:45 PM Panel “Creativity and Disability” (FREE Admission) SESSION 17 7:45 PM Reception with the filmmakers 8:45 PM RESISTANCE FIGHTERS—THE GLOBAL ANTIBIOTICS CRISIS (Germany/India/US,100 min)

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Camera as Witness Presents 22nd UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)

October 25, 2019 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program presents the 22nd UNAFF scrennings and a panel SESSION 18     4:00 PM IGNIS (US, 5 min) 4:15 PM AFTER THE FIRE (US, 20 min) 4:45 PM DECADE OF FIRE (US, 75 min) 6:00 PM Panel “Health Challenges and Technology” (FREE Admission) SESSION 19     7:00 PM Reception with the filmmakers 7:30 PM WE ARE IN THE FIELD (Nepal, 30 min) 8:10 PM KIFARU (Kenya/US, 81 min)

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Camera as Witness Presents documentary PORTRAIT OF WALLY

October 31, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness/Stanford Arts and Anderson Collection Museum presentART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE series co-presented with Stanford Film SocietyPortrait of Wally(90 min) Austria/USA   Director: Andrew SheaProducer: Andrew Shea, David D’Arcy Portrait of Wally, Egon Schiele’s tender picture of his mistress, Walburga (“Wally”) Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for thirteen years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between the Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis…

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November 2019

Camera as Witness Presents documentary IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG-HEE

November 15, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Stanford Korean Student Association and the Camera as Witness Program – Stanford Arts present In the Matter of Cha Jung-Hee (64 minutes) South Korea/USA Director: Deann Borshay Liem, Producers: Deann Borshay Liem, Charlotte Lagarde The story depicts a 40-year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the US in 1966. Told to keep her true identity a secret from her new American family, this 8-year-old girl quickly forgot she was ever anyone else. But why had her identity been switched?…

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December 2019

Human Rights Day Documentary Film: SING YOUR SONG

December 18, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bechtel International Center, Camera As Witness, Stanford Arts Program present HUMAN DIGNITY series Co-presented with Stanford Film Society and UNA Midpeninsula Chapter In celebration of the Human Rights Day Sing Your Song(105 min) USA     Director: Susan RostockProducer: Michael Cohl Sing Your Song is an up-close look at a great American, Harry Belafonte. A patriot to the last and a champion for worldwide human rights, Belafonte is one of the truly heroic cultural and political figures of the past sixty years.…

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Camera as Witness Presents documentary WASTE LAND

December 26, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness/Stanford Arts and Anderson Collection Museum presentART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE series co-presented with Stanford Film Society Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of catadores—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves…

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January 2020

Camera as Witness Presents documentary PAINTED NAILS

January 16 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness-Stanford Arts program presents SCALES OF JUSTICE series co-presented with Stanford Vietnamese Student Association and Stanford Film Society  PAINTED NAILSWhen Van Hoang, a Vietnamese immigrant and nail salon owner, sees her American dream crumble as she discovers that her health problems, including two miscarriages, are the result of toxic chemicals in the products used in her salon, she unwittingly becomes involved in the fight for safe cosmetics. In Painted Nails, we witness Van’s transformation from a self-described shy…

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February 2020

Carceral Imaginaries: A Panel on Arts, Race, and Incarceration

February 12 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join the Stanford Arts Institute for a panel discussion with leading scholars on Carceral Imaginaries: A Panel on Arts, Race, and Incarceration. The panelists will explore the intersection of criminal justice and narratives of incarceration. From the preservation of African music and dance by criminalized fugitives to contemporary representations of incarcerated youth, this panel will consider what the arts can illuminate about mass incarceration in America. Ashley Lucas is Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and Director of the Prison Creative…

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Documentary MIDNIGHT FAMILY with Director Luke Lorentzen

February 12 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MIDNIGHT FAMILY (81 min) In Mexico City, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances for a population of 9 million. This has spawned an underground industry of for-profit ambulances often run by people with little or no training or certification. An exception in this ethically fraught, cutthroat industry, the Ochoa family struggles to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police pushes the family into greater hardship, they face increasing…

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Camera as Witness Presents documentary THIS BEING HUMAN

February 14 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Camera as Witness – Stanford Arts presents SCALES OF JUSTICE series copresented with Doctors Without Borders Stanford Chapter and Stanford Film Society screenng and discussion with young student refugee from Iraq THIS BEING HUMAN(13 min) Iraq/US Director: Aimie Vallat, Guido Ronge Producer: Aimie Vallat  A modern hero’s journey; a child of war runs the race of his life, for days cross-country, and knocks on the door of refuge. Supplicating for entrance, and turned-away twice in Turkey, finally, Hameed is granted…

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Dance Master Class | Body Eclectic: The Poly-Cultural Contemporary in Movement Practice

February 29 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Open to All enrolled Stanford student dancers, all styles, all levels. Come Dressed to Move.  To hold a spot, email: dfrank1@stanford.edu Stanford campus and community members welcome to observe from the studio balcony.   Body Eclectic: The Poly-Cultural Contemporary in Movement Practice is a dance workshop that places three distinct movement disciplines — house dance, capoeira, and contemporary release technique — into a direct dialogue with one another. Through physical investigations of each form and culminating phrase material that embodies all three, participants…

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March 2020

CAW Presents documentary Who’s Counting? Marilyn Waring About Sex, Lies and Global Economics

March 4 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Camera as Witness-Stanford Arts presents SCALES OF JUSTICE series co-presented with Bechtel International Center, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford Film Society, Stanford Women in Finance, Stanford Women in Politics and Stanford in Government In celebration of International Women’s Day screening of the documentray Who’s Counting? Marilyn Waring About Sex, Lies and Global Economics Director: Terre Nash Producers: Kent Martin, National Film Board of Canada(94 minutes) CanadaWith irony and intelligence Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it…

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April 2020

Camera as Witness Presents documentary WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE

April 29 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Camera as Witness program presents PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY series co-presented with the Trancos Equity & Social Justice Initiative and Stanford Film Society  What’s On Your Plate?75′ (USA)Director:  Catherine GundProducers:  Catherine Gund, Tanya Selvaratna What’s On Your Plate? is a witty, provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two 11-year-old African-American city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah talk to food activists, farmers and…

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May 2020

A CONCERNED CITIZEN: Documentary Screening and Discussion

May 18 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bechtel International Center, Camera As Witness Program – Stanford Arts Program present PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY series Co-presented with Stanford Film Society A Concerned Citizen Director/Producer: Bo Boudart  (40 min) US A documentary about Dr. Riki Ott, the whistleblower who predicted the Exxon Valdez oil spill hours before it happened. A toxicologist, author, and activist, Riki has been organizing Gulf Coast communities as they try to recover from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, as well as helping spearhead a campaign…

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July 2020

Camera as Witness Presents documentary UNSEEN ENEMY

July 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness Program – Stanford Arts presents the series PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, ARTS AND EMPATHY  co-presented with Palo Alto Libraries, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Film Society and Stanford Medical School Medicine and Muse Moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival, UNAFF Virtual event, screening and Zoom panel discussion with filmmakers, subjects of the film and experts UNSEEN ENEMY (90 min) Brazil/Cambodia/China/Congo/Germany/Liberia/Sierra Leone/Singapore/Switzerland/Thailand/UK/US Director: Janet TobiasProducers: Rogger Lopez,…

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August 2020

Camera as Witness Presents documentary SURVIVORS

August 6 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness Program – Stanford Arts presents the series PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, ARTS AND EMPATHY  co-presented with Palo Alto Libraries, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Film Society and Stanford Medical School Medicine and Muse Moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival, UNAFF Virtual event, screening and Zoom panel discussion with filmmakers, subjects of the film and experts. SURVIVORS(82 min) Sierra Leone/US Directors: Arthur Pratt, Banker White, Anna Fitch,…

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Camera as Witness Presents documentary RESISTANCE FIGHTERS – THE GLOBAL ANTIBIOTICS CRISIS

August 13 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Camera as Witness Program – Stanford Arts presents the series PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, ARTS AND EMPATHY  co-presented with Palo Alto Libraries, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Film Society and Stanford Medical School Medicine and Muse Moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival, UNAFF Virtual event, screening and Zoom panel discussion with filmmakers, subjects of the film and experts. RESISTANCE FIGHTERS – THE GLOBAL ANTIBIOTICS CRISIS(100 min) Germany/US/India Director/Producer: Michael…

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Camera as Witness Presents documentary THE GENIUS OF MARIAN

August 20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness Program – Stanford Arts presents the series PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, ARTS AND EMPATHY  co-presented with Palo Alto Libraries, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Film Society and Stanford Medical School Medicine and Muse Moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival, UNAFF Virtual event, screening and Zoom panel discussion with filmmakers, subjects of the film and experts. THE GENIUS OF MARIAN(85 min) USA Directors/Producers: Banker White, Anna Fitch…

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September 2020

Camera as Witness Presents documentary CAPTURING GRACE

September 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness program presents PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, ARTS AND EMPATHY series co-presented with the Stanford Medical School Medicine and Muse, Stanford Film Society and Palo Alto Libraries Capturing Grace(61 min) US     Director/Producer: Dave IversonIt seems like two disparate realms—one occupied by some of the most acclaimed dancers in the world, people who move for a living, the other occupied by people who often struggle to move, people who have Parkinson’s disease. We followed individuals with Parkinson’s as they…

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Coded Bias Film Screening

September 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and Stanford Arts on September 30 at 4pm PDT for a panel discussion of Coded Bias, a documentary film focusing on the ground-breaking research by MIT’s Joy Buolamwini into facial recognition technology’s troubling racial bias. The panel discussion will include Coded Bias director Shalini Kantayya and HAI co-director and computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li, moderated by HAI associate director and Stanford professor of English Michele Elam.

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October 2020

CAW Presents the 23rd United Nations Association Film Festival

October 15

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program is delighted to present the 23rd UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which was founded in 1998 by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 23rd UNAFF will be held online from October 15-25, 2020. This year’s event celebrates THE POWER OF EMPATHY through documentary films that highlight human rights issues, including social justice, climate change, racism,…

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