The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival (BHRFF), now in its 17th year, is a 10 day film festival of powerful, thought-provoking films on the rights of people and earth. The primary goal of the festival is to present the community with free films that will raise awareness of some of the critical human rights issues facing our planet, locally and globally.The films are followed by discussions, sometimes via Skype with someone intrinsically involved with the making of the film or the specific issue, always with the hope of finding powerful opportunities for acting together to confront the unacceptable and to promote liberty and justice for all. By doing so, the festival seeks to educate, inspire and challenge all to be actively engaged in building a world of justice and well being. The films are all free and this year will be held Feb 16-25, at various locations in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Some of the venues include Fairhaven College, Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, and Bellingham Technical College as well as city high schools, the Bellingham Public Library and the Whatcom Museum. Themes include those about indigenous peoples, immigrants, disability, environment, activism, climate change, racism, women, etc. Please note: films are shown at Various Times & Locations.