The United Nations Association Midpeninsula Chapter and the Stanford Film Society are delighted to announce the fifth annual United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF). The festival will take place on October 24-27, 2002 at Stanford University along with several pre-screenings in San Francisco. The theme for UNAFF 2002 is "HUMANITY IS INDIVISIBLE".
Established four years ago at Stanford University, UNAFF celebrates the power of international documentaries dealing with UN related issues such as human rights, environmental survival, women's issues, protection of refugees, homelessness, racism, disease control, universal education, war and peace. UNAFF offers a unique opportunity to view films that are rarely screened for public audiences since they are often too political for commercial theatrical release, to become familiar with global problems, and to provide a better understanding of the means to address these problems.
Over 220 submissions from all over the world have been carefully reviewed and the jury has selected 27 films to be screened at this year's festival. The documentaries selected showcase topics from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Georgia, Germany, Guinea, France, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Lithuania, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Peru, Russia, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, the United States and Yugoslavia.