11th Annual Human Rights Film Series

 

Presented by the WCL Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

and

The Center for Social Media

 

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September 23 - October 28, 2010

 

GOOD FORTUNE examines the real-world impact of international aid and explores how massive, international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. Through intimate portraits of two Kenyans battling to save their homes from large-scale development organizations, the film presents a unique opportunity to experience foreign aid through the eyes of the people it is intended to benefit. For more information and to view the trailer, visit this website.

Time: 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Location: Katzen Arts Center

 

WAR DON DON offers an insider's view about the complex moral, political, and legal questions that issue from rebuilding lawless and war torn nations – and will inspire thoughtful debate about the future of international criminal justice. A spotlight on the trial of rebel leader Issa Sesay, the film focuses on the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the first major war crimes tribunal to conclude its cases since the Trials at Nuremberg more than sixty years ago. For more information and to view the trailer, visit this website.

Time: 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Location: Katzen Arts Center

 

PRESUMED GUILTY is the story of two young lawyers and their incredible struggle to free Tono Zuniga, who has spent 20 years in prison. Shot over 3 years with unprecedented camera access to the Mexican court and prison systems, this observational film is a searing indictment of a system where the police are not required to investigate because the system presumes guilt. For more information and to view the trailer, visit this website.

Time: 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Location: Katzen Arts Center

 

THE OATH tells the story of Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Filmed in Yemen and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, THE OATH is a family drama about two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a journey that would lead to Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo Bay Prison, and the U.S. Supreme Court. For more information and to view the trailer, visit this website.

Time: 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Location: Katzen Arts Center