the Himalayas. Ten years into the conflict, more than 12,000 people have lost their lives as the Nepalí ruling monarchy battles with Maoist rebels seeking to establish a communist republic. The civilian population, meanwhile, is trapped in the middle. Oct. 25, 9:15 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium. Beyond the Call (82 min.), directed by Adrian Belic. Three middle-aged men, former soldiers, and modern-day knights, travel the world delivering life-saving humanitarian aid directly into the hands of civilians and doctors in some of the most dangerous places on earth, the front lines of war. Oct. 22, 8:10 p.m., Roxie Cinema. Oct. 29, 4:40 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium.
The Shape of Water (70 min.), directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani. In an intimate encounter with five very different women in Brazil, India, Jerusalem, and Senegal, narrated by Susan Sarandon, The Shape of Water offers a close look at the far-reaching and vibrant alternatives crafted by the women in response to environmental degradation, archaic traditions, lack of economic independence, and war. Oct. 26, 8:20 p.m., Annenberg Auditorium. Oct. 18: Delancey Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco. $12 general, $8 students. Oct. 20: Eastside Theater, 2101 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto. $5 general, $2 students. Oct. 22: Roxie Cinema, 3125 16th St., San Francisco. $8 general. Oct. 25-29: Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education, Stanford University. Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building, Stanford University. $8 general, $5 students. (650) 724-5544. www.unaff.org