Speaking Event: The Power of Films - Challenging Lives, Changing the World
Come and explore the world of documentary films with the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), one of the oldest solely documentary film festivals in the US. Founder, Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic will discuss how films can be instrumental in changing hearts and minds, inspiring audiences to go out and find solutions to the world's most pressing problems.
Started as an off-shoot of the Mid-Peninsula chapter of Eleanor Roosevelt's United Nations Association, UNAFF screens films dealing with human rights, homelessness, racism, health, seniors, universal education, war, refugees and peace. UNAFF has recognized some of the most renowned documentaries of the past decade, including 5 Academy Award winners. Join us for an illuminating and provocative evening, including a viewing of a short film.
About the Speaker
JASMINA BOJIC is a film critic and also lectures at Stanford University. Working as a journalist for over 25 years, Bojic has covered political and cultural events, including the Academy Awards and the Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca film festivals. Fifteen years ago she conceptualized and organized UNAFF, with the mission of creating a community forum for discovery and dialogue about different cultures, issues and solutions.