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Amnesty Film Festival ending today in S.L.

Provocative films that are hard to find in American theaters will screen in the Salt Lake area during the 2003 Amnesty International Film Festival.

Sixteen short films and documentaries from seven countries are part of the event, which concludes today. The films deal with human rights issues and other current struggles happening in the U.S. and across the world.

"A Seat at the Table: The Struggle for American Indian Religious Freedom" is the festival's closing film. Before the screening, Artists for Amnesty will host a reception for the Salt Lake American Indian community at the Indian Walk-In Center, 120 W. 1300 South. Filmmaker Gary Rhine, writer Phil Cousineau and sacred sites specialist Guy Lopez will attend the gathering from 4:30-6 p.m. The movie itself will be shown at Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School at 7 p.m.

Admission to most screenings is $5, and $3 for students, seniors and people with disabilities. For complete program information visit www.amnestyusa.org/filmfest or call 971-6680.