Political freedom and human rights issues are at the crossroads with the explosion of protest and demonstrations around the world. We Rise Above is a film series which explores issues and leading figures in the field of human rights.

The series, which runs from October to February includes several films – from Alison Klayman’s portrait of contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei Never Sorry to Michelle Mitchell’s investigative look at the improper use of funds for Haiti relief in Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?. Stefano Savana’s Tahrir Liberation Square illuminates the two most exciting weeks in the history of modern Egypt and human rights champion Harry Belafonte gives a stirring portrait in Sing Your Song.

Nov 16 – 22 / 9:30 pm – Ai Weiwei Never Sorry

Thu, Nov 22 / 7 pm – Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?

Thu, Dec 13 / 7 pm – Tahrir Liberation Square

Fri, Jan 18 – Sun, Jan 20 / 7 pm – The Invisible War

Thu, Jan 31 / 7 pm – We Rise Above: Short Films on Human Rights

Wed, Feb 13 & Thu, Feb 14 / 7 pm – Sing Your Song

We Rise Above is generously sponsored by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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