Thursday, November 17, 2011

Two Films Remain in Human Rights Watch Film Fest - Nov 18-19!

From Student Activities & Leadership Development:

Two films remain in the 2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival at UC!

You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 Days inside Guantanamo
Friday, November 18, 2011
TUC Cinema

You Don’t Like the Truth – 4 Days Inside Guantanamo is a stunning documentary based on security camera footage from an encounter in Guantanamo Bay between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, then a 16-year-old detainee. 

Based on seven hours of video footage recently declassified by the Canadian courts, this documentary delves into the unfolding high-stakes game of cat and mouse between captor and captive over a four-day period. Maintaining a surveillance-camera style, the film analyses the political, legal, and psychological aspects of the interrogation through interviews with Khadr’s lawyers, a psychiatrist, an investigative journalist, former Guantanamo detainees, and a former US interrogator. 

This unique depiction of Omar Khadr’s interrogation offers an unusual insight into a world where “the truth” itself is often negotiated.

Better this World 
Saturday, November 19, 2011

**Light lunch will be provided**

Community service hours for attending this film! Please conatct Nicole Ausmer at 556-6115 for more details!

When David McKay and Bradley Crowder, two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas, visit an Austin bookstore to hear a talk on upcoming protests at the 2008 Republican National Convention, they are approached by a charismatic local activist 10 years their senior, who quickly becomes their mentor. 

Six months later at the volatile 2008 Convention, McKay and Crowder cross a line that radically changes their lives. The result: eight Molotov cocktails, multiple domestic terrorism charges, and a high-stakes entrapment defense.

 A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime, and betrayal, BETTER THIS WORLD goes to the heart of the “war on terror” and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in the United States after 9/11.

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