The 20th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) from October 19-29, 2017 Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University celebrates the power of documentary films dealing with human rights issues, the environment, racism, health, women's issues, universal education, war and
peace. The theme for this year is RESPECT. As one of the oldest documentary-only film festivals in the United States, UNAFF brings together the interests of human rights advancement and cinematic
Founded 20 years ago by a Stanford University lecturer, the U.N. Association Film Fest (UNAFF) has grown into a premier human rights event featuring a variety of international documentaries on pressing social issues, from female autonomy, U.S. immigration policy and climate change to America’s burgeoning prison populations, rape as a weapon of warfare and victims of honor killings in Arab countries.