Friday, February 19, 2010

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Diversity Education is organizing local participation in the International Human Rights Watch Film Festival. This event is co-sponsored by UC|Sustainability.

Come enjoy a free film showing every night Monday, February 22nd through Friday, February 26th. Films start at 7PM and are shown in the MainStreet Cinema in Tangeman University Center. This festival is free and open to the public.

Feb. 22 at 7pm: Afghan Star
After 30 years of war and the Taliban’s repression, Afghan Pop Idol is taking the nation by storm. But this is more than just a TV show. In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing.

at 9pm: Naqoyqatsi
A visual journey through life as war.
(presented by UC|Sustainability)

Feb. 23 at 7pm: Crude
The inside story of the “Amazon Chernobyl” case in the rainforest of Ecuador, the largest oil-related environmental lawsuit in the world.

Feb. 24 at 7pm: Burma VJ - Reporting from a Closed Country
Armed with video-cameras, a tenacious band of Burmese reporters face down death to expose the repressive regime controlling their country.

at 9pm: Manufactured Landscapes
Capturing the intentional in the death of the natural, the photography of Edward Burtynsky.
(presented by UC|Sustainability)

Feb. 25 at 7pm: The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court
An insightful documentary that follows two riveting dramas—the prosecution of unspeakable crimes and the International Criminal Court’s fight for justice.

Feb. 26 at 7pm: My Neighbor, My Killer
When peace comes, how do you make it right again? An epic emotional journey in search of coexistence in Rwanda.

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