2020 Human Rights Film Series
In Pursuit of Justice
The University's 13th annual Human Rights Film Series offers a line-up of five films that try to inspire dialogues about some of the most critical human rights issues facing today's world.
Presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
**Free and open to the public**
Location for Screenings: College Hall 104 and 105 Lecture Hall Time for screenings: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, January 29th - 7:00: Roll Red Roll (2018). Directed by Nany Schwartzman. An account of a notable sexual assault that took place in Steubenville, Ohio in 2012, and the role that social media played in the crime and on the community. (College Hall 104)
Thursday, February 13th - 7:00: Parkland Rising (2019).On February 14, 2018, a school shooting took the lives of 17 people and suddenly changed the conversation about guns in America.
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School could not be called "the deadliest" or even "the most shocking" mass shooting in recent US history. It came less than five months after 58 people were shot and killed at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, and nothing changed. It came less than two years after 49 people were shot and killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and nothing changed. There were 345 mass shootings in the US in 2017 alone, and nothing changed.
But this time, something clicked. (College Hall 105)
Monday, February 17th - 7:00: The Unafraid (2018). Filmakers: Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney. A humanizing portrait of undocumented students and their families, we enter their homes and learn of their struggles, as working families like theirs support their sons and daughters in pursuit of their dreams for life, liberty, and happiness. The Unafraid is a feature length documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. (College Hall 104)
Monday, February 24th - 7:00: Invisible Hand (2018). focuses on the first community in the United States that attempted to defend an ecosystem in court by using Rights of Nature to stop a fracking waste injection well from being built in its watershed. (College Hall 104)
Wednesday February 26th - 7:00: The Silence of Others (2019). Directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar. This story reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows the survivors as they organize the groundbreaking 'Argentine Lawsuit' and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, and explores a country still divided four decades into democracy. (College Hall 104)