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The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

Posted by Lauren Stanley

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May 17, 2012
4:00 am

It has been twenty-fives years since Paul Simon traveled into a volatile South Africa, where racial segregation and white supremacy reigned, to create his radically sweet, Grammy Award winning album Graceland.

Under African Skies – a documentary, following Simon’s return to Africa, where he is reunited with Graceland musicians and his greatest critic Artists Against Apartheid founder Dali Tambo, is the first of 15 Australian premieres during the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

The festival, which ‘aims to advance and encourage education and debate among the broader community’, will be showcasing a range of Australian and International artists.

Film highlights include: award-winning documentary At Night they Dance, Beer is Cheaper Than Therapy, Fantome Island, and the animation Wrinkles.

There will also be art exhibitions, forums, dance and music sessions! The HRAFF is an enormous, celebratory event spanning twelve days in three locations. Be sure to explore the program.

WHEN: Tuesday 15 May – Sunday 27 May
WHERE: The Forum Theatre, ACMI, Abbotsford Convent
WEB: www.hraff.org.au


Art & Design

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2015/03/23/the-internet-is-a-cultural-object/

The Internet Is A Cultural Object

An exhibition that brings to light both aesthetic and complex social developments that result and parallel our Internet affected lives.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2015/03/20/stephen-mccarthy-at-sagra-gallery/

Stephen McCarthy At Sagra Gallery

Our chat with Melbourne artist Stephen McCarthy and his latest exhibition at Sagra.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2015/02/19/innovative-minds-unite-as-open-space-2015-set-to-launch/

Innovative Minds Unite As Open Space 2015 Set To Launch

Open Space 2015 is an opportunity to learn about the rapid growth of technology and its power to change lives.

Entertainment

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2015/04/01/absinthe-takes-over-crown-casino/

Absinthe Takes Over Crown Casino

Milk Bar's review of the fab adults only cabaret show Absinthe.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2015/03/31/absinthe-girls-flying-around-melbourne/

Absinthe Girls Flying Around Melbourne

Our chat with the two beautiful German aerial hoop performers Laura von Bongard and Luka Clayburn from Absinthe.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2015/03/30/david-quirks-thrasher/

David Quirk’s Thrasher

Check out David Quirk's new comedy show at a skateboard shop.