Thursday, February 17, 2011

Annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival - Feb 22nd-25th!

The Human Rights Watch International Film Fest is back!


This year's film festival will be held February 22-25 at noon in the MainStreet Cinema. For a list of films and discussions, please see the attached flyer. For information, contact Nicole Ausmer at nicole.ausmer@uc.edu.

Find out more details at the Facebook event  page.

Tuesday, 2/22: Out in the Silence
Out in the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson’s we...dding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown.
For more information, check out www.outinthesilence.com
Conversation to follow film facilitated by Leisan Smith of the LGBTQ Center.

Wednesday, 2/23: Youth Producing Change
Young people are on the frontlines of many of the world’s human rights crises, but we all too rarely get to hear their point of view. The third edition of Youth Producing Change shares powerful stories from young filmmakers across the globe as they turn the camera on their own lives and invite audiences to experience the world as they do.
For more information, check out the Human Rights Watch page for the film.
Conversation to follow film facilitated by Yakaira Ramos of Ethnic Programs & Services.

Thursday, 2/24: In the Land of the Free
Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King—the Angola 3—have spent a combined century in solitary confinement in Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Targeted by prison officials for being members of the Black Panther Party and for fighting against terrible prison conditions, they were convicted of the murder of a prison guard, a verdict they continue to challenge and for which new evidence continues to emerge.
For more information, check out the Human Rights Watch page for the film.
Conversation to follow film facilitated by Derrick Jenkins of the African American Cultural & Resource Center.

Friday: Camp Victory: Afghanistan
Camp Victory, Afghanistan gets at the stark reality of the US/NATO "exit strategy" from Afghanistan. Shot over the course of five years, the film follows a battle-hardened Afghan General and the steady stream of U.S. National Guard soldiers deployed to train him and his army.
For more information, check out the official movie website.

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