García Bernal and Ambulante to Be Honored by Human Rights Org

The Washington Office on Latin American (WOLA) has announced that it will honor actor Gael García Bernal as well as the Ambulante Film Festival with its 2011 WOLA Human Rights Award. The organization, which promotes human rights, democracy, and social justice by working with partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to shape policies in the United States and abroad, announced that is honoring the Mexican actor for fostering deeper understanding and visibility of migrant issues, and honoring Ambulante for using documentaries as a tool for change. García Bernal, along with Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes, co-creators of the Ambulante Film Festival, will receive the prize as part of the organization's annual benefit gala and dinner to take place at the Organization of American States headquarters in Washington, D.C. on September 13th.