FULL PROGRAMME FOR 4TH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL REVEALED!

 

NOVEMBER 23, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JAYU ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAMME FOR 4TH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL  

TORONTO - JAYU has announced its programming lineup for its 4th annual Human Rights Film Festival, happening December 10-13, during International Human Rights Day at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.

The opening night film will be the Canadian premiere of Coming Home. Directed by Viko Nikci, Coming Home follows Angel Cordero as he is released from prison after serving thirteen years for a crime that another man confesses to during filming. Still not exonerated, we follow Angel as he faces unexpected challenges in a new age of social communication - eventually confronting the man who took away his freedom. Both Viko and Angel are expected to appear in person during the festival.

Coming Home will be one of twelve films screened at the festival. This year’s programming boasts four Canadian premieres, one North American premiere, and three Toronto premieres. 16 different nations are in focus while the themes of women’s rights, activism, and the justice system are discussed.

Trials of Spring, directed by Gini Reticker, will be shown as the Closing Night Film. The film examines the Egyptian revolution while also looking at the struggle of women. Gini is scheduled to attend for a post-screening Q&A.

In its ongoing commitment to using the festival to promote discussion, many directors, actors of change, and other special guests will be on hand to for Q&A sessions and speaking engagements.

Tickets for the festival go on sale November 23. For more information visit Jayu’s website at http://www.jayu.ca. For all media inquiries, please contact Gilad Cohen at gilad@jayu.ca / 416-573-9373

About JAYU The mandate of JAYU is share human rights stories through the arts.

JAYU is located at the Centre for Social Innovation at 720 Bathurst St. in Toronto. For more information, please visit www.jayu.ca