October 3 – November 8, 2007, the 8th Annual Human Rights Film Series showcases films that show how film and video can make a difference for human rights. Discussions with expert speakers follow all screenings.
All WCL screenings will take place at 6:00pm at the Washington College of Law campus: 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC
All AU screenings will take place at at 5:30pm in the Wechsler Theater, 3rd Fl., Mary Graydon Center, American University main campus, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC (unless otherwise noted).
All screenings are FREE and open to the public.
by Ronit Avni (2006, 85 minutes)
Follow the unlikely journey of two Israelis and two Palestinians as they risk their lives and public standing to promote nonviolence in their communities. A true story about the everyday leaders who refuse to sit back as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalates.
WCL Oct 3 @ 6:00
AU Oct 4 @ 5:30
by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani (2005, 82 minutes)
Fourteen-year-old Basilieo and his younger brother work in the mines of Cerro Rico in Bolivia, where devout Catholic miners sever their ties with God upon entering the mountain. Winner, Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary Special Mention.
WCL Oct 17 @ 6:00
AU Oct 18 @ 5:30
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
by Zach Niles and Banker White (2005, 78 min.)
An inspiring story of survival and rebirth in the wake of the horrors of Sierra Leone’s Civil War, and a triumphant testament to the power of music. SXSW 2006 Film Festival Winner.
WCL Oct 24 @ 6:00
AU Nov 1 @ 5:30
Nov 8 @ 5:30pm
Katzen Arts Center
SPECIAL EVENT! Human Rights in a Time of War: An Evening with Ghosts of Abu Ghraib Award-Winning Producer Liz Garbus
Join us for a powerful evening as Fall 2007 Visiting Filmmaker Liz Garbus shares her experiences and answers your questions about the making of this provocative film. This event takes place against the backdrop of Fernando Botero’s startlingly barbaric exhibit, Botero: Abu Ghraib
Sponsored by the Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the School of Communication’s Center for Social Media, in collaboration with the Center for Global Peace, the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, and the Office of the University Chaplain, all of American University.