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Human Rights Film Series - using the power of film to educate and advocate for human rights issues.

The Human Rights Film Series, first organized in 2000 and presented by the Center for Social Media 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. The Centers also provide resource pages to provide a deeper understanding of the underlying human rights issues discussed in the films.

All films will be shown at 5:30pm at the American University Katzen Arts Center with discussion to follow in the Abramson Family Recital Hall.

The 2013 Series will have screenings of the following films:
  • October 3rd at 5:30pm – Dirty Wars
  • October 10th at 5:30pm – Valentine Road
  • October 17th at 5:30pm – Gideon's Army
  • October 24th at 5:30pm – The Act of Killing

For more information about the featured films, please click here.

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