The sixth Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will open in Melbourne on May 9th and travel to 6 centres across Australia in May and June.
The festival will open in Sydney on Tuesday 28 May with the highly anticipated documentary In the Shadow of the Sun – the début feature by British film-maker Harry Freeland which looks at the harrowing reality of ritual Albino killings in Tanzania.
Intrigue, romance and revolution all come together in Sydney’s closing night film, Alias Ruby Blade. This action-packed documentary chronicles the tumultuous birth of a new nation in East Timor and the remarkable relationship between, Kirsty Sword, a young Australian activist, and the incarcerated enigmatic leader of the Timorese resistance in Jakarta, Kay Rala “Xanana” Gusmão.
Be sure to visit the festival website to learn more about the great range of films and activities on offer.
The festival dates are below
MELBOURNE 9 – 23 May
SYDNEY 28 – 30 May
CANBERRA 3 – 5 June
PERTH 4 – 6 June
BRISBANE 4 – 6 June
ALICE SPRINGS May 31 – June 2
By Sam McCosh