UNAFF 2022: Reflections – International Documentary Film Festival

Thursday October 20th - Sunday October 30th 2022, All day

Camera as Witness (CAW), a program of Stanford Arts, presents the 25th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) and The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford is delighted to be a co-sponsor of the 2022 festival.

The UNAFF, a critically acclaimed international documentary film festival, was founded in 1998 by Stanford lecturer and film critic Jasmina Bojic. The 25th UNAFF theme is REFLECTIONS, echoing the festival’s enduring commitment to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Among its diverse range of films, the festival features Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest, a film of special relevance to Buddhist Studies. The film chronicles Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s tragic and inspiring journey to become the first Nepali woman to summit Everest in 1993. As an uneducated, indigenous Buddhist woman in a Hindu kingdom, Pasang’s dream to scale the legendary mountain pits her against family, foreign climbers, her own government, and nature itself.

The 25th UNAFF will be held from October 20–30, 2022, in various locations in the Bay Area. Please visit the UNAFF website for more information. Tickets are available for purchase here.


UNAFF 2022 Films: http://www.unaff.org/2022/films.html

UNAFF 2022 Tickets: http://www.unaff.org/2022/tickets.html

Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest: http://www.unaff.org/2022/f_Pasang.html

Camera as Witness (CAW): https://arts.stanford.edu/office-of-the-vice-president-for-the-arts/camera-as-witness/

UNAFF in the Stanford Events Calendar


Illustrations courtesy of UNAFF.