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Two Human Rights Films Worth Watching

November 28, 2013
tags:#film, #human rights
by:FairPlanet Editorial Team
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at this year's Sundance Festival, as well as the Audience Award, Blood Brother tells the story of Rocky, an American who arrived in India as a disillusioned tourist but decided to stay and devote his life to a group of children he met living in an orphanage with HIV.

Two news documentary films take a fresh look at human rights: one at internet privacy and the other at living with HIV.

Blood Brother

Director Steve Hoover—Rocky’s best friend— chronicles Rocky’s heartfelt, transformative story in this beautifully crafted and personal film. Unlike others who simply passed through the lives of these children, Rocky “Anna”, which means brother, joins their community as caretaker, learning to deal with all the challenges of loving and parenting children who face life and death situations daily. For a man who grew up without a close-knit family of his own, Rocky experiences the infinite value of human connection that comes from selfless dedication.

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Have you ever read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website you visit, phone call you make, or app you use? Of course you haven’t. But those agreements allow corporations to do things with your personal information you could never even imagine. What are you really agreeing to when you click "I accept"? Through interviews with technology thought leaders and futurists, including Moby, Chief Google Engineer Ray Kurzweil, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, this film brilliantly documents the sign posts on the slippery slope of internet privacy. This disquieting exposé demonstrates how we unknowingly, click by click, generate a cloud of data that records our every on-line move.

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