Human Rights Picks at MIFF – The Thursday Podcast

By Right Now Radio

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There are only a few days left of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) but that is still plenty of time to catch some of the festival’s best films – many of which engage with human rights. And in case you needed guidance in deciding which movies to see in the festival’s final days –  or even in deciding which are worth seeking out beyond the festival – in the latest episode of Right Now Radio arts reporter Evelyn Tadros talks to MIFF programmer Al Cossar about his human rights picks for the festival.

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The entire episode of Right Now Radio (56mins) can be found here. Right click and select “save target as” to download.

The Melbourne International Film Festival runs from the 25th of July to the 11th of August.


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