CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY WITH JAYU’S 4TH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

 

DECEMBER 8, 2015
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 CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY DECEMBER 10th WITH JAYU’S 4th ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
 

TORONTO – JAYU will kick off its 4th annual Human Rights Film Festival with the Canadian Premiere of Coming Home, playing at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on International Human Rights Day, December 10.

Coming Home, Viko Nikci’s first feature-length documentary, follows Angel Cordero as he is released from prison after serving 13 years for a crime that he did not commit. Still not exonerated, Cordero faces unexpected challenges in a new age of social communication-eventually confronting the man who took away his freedom. Both Nikci and Cordero are expected to attend the screening for a Q&A

Coming Home is one of 12 films featured at this year’s festival, which puts the lens on 16 different countries with eight premieres in total. Themes such as women’s rights, youth empowerment, the justice system and the Syrian refugee crisis are in focus across this year’s programming.

“We’re thrilled that our programming is reflective of the diversity within our own city, and builds a relationship with our global communities” says Gilad Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of JAYU. “Through film and the arts, we’re hoping to create the kinds of platforms and safe spaces where we can have the conversations necessary for positive social change.”

A Q&A will follow each film with a filmmaker or subject of the documentary, which furthers the organization’s commitment of using the arts and conversation to share human rights stories. 

Tickets for the festival are now on sale on JAYU’s website or in person at the Bloor Cinema box office. For more information visit 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