In my interview* with Helga Stephenson, the co-founder of the Human Rights Watch Toronto Committee and Chairman of the annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival talked about the importance of film as a way to raise awareness about issues that are impacting our world, and a way for people to then do something about what they have learned. Helga also cautioned that what happens in other parts of the world may also be happening in our own back yard (namely, Canada).
Tickets for the festival can be purchased online at the Cinematheque Ontario Website, by phone at 416-968-FILM (3456), or at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Year-Round Box Office.
Box Office Location and Hours:
TIFF Year-Round Box Office
Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West (main floor, north entrance)
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM
*interview date: Saturday, February 23, 2008