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2016 Human Rights Film Series!

The Human Rights Film Series, first organized in 2000 and presented by the Center for Media and Social Impact and the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, showcases the power of film to educate and advocate about human rights. Four exceptional documentary films that exhibit excellence in filmmaking and explore a broad spectrum of human rights issues are screened each fall. Following each screening, there is an opportunity for the filmmaker and human rights advocates to discuss the film and its issues with the audience.

All films will be shown at 7:00pm at the Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater in the School of Communication with discussion to follow.  

The 2016 Series will have screenings of the following films:
  • October 5th at 7:00pm – #StandWithCongo's When Elephants Fight
  • October 12th at 7:00pm – Enemies of the People
  • October 19th at 7:00pm – Fly by Light
  • October 26th at 7:00pm – Community Voice Project

The Human Rights Film Series is free and open to the public.

From the Human Rights Brief

The Human Rights Brief, a student-run publication of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, reports on cutting edge developments in international human rights. The Brief publishes short articles and opinion pieces written by students, academics, and leading human rights practitioners from around the world. Content is run on www.HRBrief.org, the premier website for human rights news, analysis, and resources.


El Derecho a la Nacionalidad en la Republica Dominicana
By: Marie Durane and Stefania Butoi Varga


Voter Registration Restrictions in the United States Disproportionately Affect Minority Communities
By: Andrea Flynn-Schneider

Thai Woman's Facebook Post Leads to Arrest
By: Rebecca Levine