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2014 International Human Rights Film Series

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by CommunityEngagement.
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UNCG’s ninth annual International Human Rights Film Series begins this week and continues through November.

All the films begin at 6:30 p.m. in the UNCG School Of Education Building, Room 114. Admission is free and open to the public.


 

Wednesday, Sept. 17
“Radiation: A Slow Death” (2005, Director Hitomi Kamanaka)
Discussant: Etsuko Kinefuchi (Communications)
The consequences of nuclear warfare, as well as the general effects of atmospheric radiation, are explored through the eyes of its victims in this compelling and unsettling documentary. (amazon.com)

Wednesday, Oct. 8
“The Act of Killing” (2012, Director Joshua Oppenheimer)
Discussant: Alexandra Moore (English and WGS)
This chilling and inventive documentary, executive-produced by Errol Morris (“The Fog of War”) and Werner Herzog (“Grizzly Man”), examines a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, and are challenged to reenact their real-life mass killings in the style of the American movies they love. (amazon.com)

Wednesday, Nov. 12
“Another Corleone, Another Sicily, Living Sustainably in the Land of the Godfather”(2014, Director Tony Fragola)
Discussant: The director, Tony Fragola, with Will Dodson (Ashby Residential College)
Fragola’s film focuses on the lands confiscated from the mafia in Corleone, the town made famous by Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather.” The film illustrates the progress of Sicilian cooperatives to form self-sustaining ventures that provide meaningful work and economic freedom from mafia control by producing organically grown products. (weatherspoon.uncg.edu)

Details are at Human-Rights-Film-Festival.pdf

 

Reposted from UNCG Campus Weekly