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Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Location: UCB Room 127

Check out award winning films that focus on human rights issues around the world! The festival features "Returns to Homs" about young revolutionaries in Syria, which won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2014. "Big Men" explores American oil investment in West Africa. "Scheherazade’s Diary" is a documentary about women inmates involved in a drama therapy/theater project in a Lebanon prison, while "Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars" features a young Iranian woman who dares to dream of a future as an astronaut. For more information including short clips from the films, visit hilo.hawaii.edu/international. Free admission.

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. Its film festival bears witness to human rights violations and creates a forum to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.

For more information, contact: mellon@hawaii.edu 808-932-7467

Tags: international human rights film

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