The InLight Film Festival student organization plans and administers the InLight Film Festival (ILFF), a yearly student run film festival that aims at promoting and celebrating the work of documentary filmmakers who address a wide range of issues related to human rights. Documentary films have long been used as effective teaching aids and, at the same time, as tools for public debate on contemporary socio-political issues. Through this festival, we wish to create a bridge to engender dialogue and collaboration between practitioners, students, scholars, and members of the Bloomington community who share an investment in human rights struggles occurring around the world. By engaging professors and students from a wide range of disciplines in the planning and implementation of the festival, we are focused on creating a professional team with experience in film studies, film production, and festival organizing. ILFF focus is international in scope, presenting films made both domestically and abroad. We are committed to bringing filmmakers with a diverse array of voices and perspectives to campus in order to enrich the quality of the discourse surrounding human rights at IU and in Bloomington. Furthermore, the festival aims at creating valuable resources for students interested in documentary filmmaking, human rights activism, and those who are interested in working with human rights documentaries as part of their scholarly projects.