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2015 Human Rights Film Series

For the 2015 Human Rights Film Series, all films will be shown at American University Washington College of Law in Room 602 located on the sixth floor of the law school building, with discussion to follow.

All films are free and open to the public. For information on previous years' Human Rights Film Series, please see the links located to the left of the screen.

Daisy and Max (2015)

Daisy and Max

Presented by Al Jazeera America
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Set in the part of L.A. popularly known as South Central, DAISY AND MAX explores the world of gang violence intervention workers, the long shadows of mass incarceration on families and children, and the lives of Latina and African American women who will risk everything to make their communities just a little safer. As a teenager, Daisy watched her sister get shot to death in the driveway of her family house’s, and Max was in and out of gangs and prison before changing his life. Now they work as a team, intervening in street violence and gang disputes before they turn deadly - all while raising a new baby. But when Max’s past brings the FBI to their door and he suddenly disappears into the federal prison system, Daisy must fight – like never before – to save her family.

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120 Days (2015)

120 Days

Thursday, October 22, 2015 

The film captures an intimate, inside look at the lives of one family of undocumented immigrants who have been living and working in the U.S. illegally for over twelve years.

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3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (2015)

3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

Presented by Participant Media in association with HBO Documentary Films
Thursday, October 29, 2015

3 1⁄2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS dissects the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Florida on Black Friday, 2012. The film examines the aftermath of this systemic tragedy, the contradictions within the American criminal justice system - particularly the implications of the "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law, and the racial prejudices that ensued. With intimate access, the film follows the trial of Dunn and its deep impact on Jordan's family and friends.  

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Out in the Night (2015)

Out in the Night

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Through the lives of four young women, the film reveals how their race, gender identity and sexuality became criminalized in the mainstream news media and criminal legal system. 

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