2016-2017 International Human Rights Film Series: War & Peace
February 9 No Man's Land (Dir. Danis Tanović, 2001 - 98 minutes Screening at 6:30 PM in SOEB 120
This parable of the Bosnian War won both the 2001 Golden Globe Foreign Language Film award and the 2001 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Discussant: Lynda Kellam, Assistant Director of International & Global Studies and Librarian for History and Political Science
March 30 Osama (Dir. Siddiq Barmak, 2003 - 83 minutes Screening at 6:30 PM in SOEB 120
Story of a pre-teen girl living in Afghanistan under the Taliban who disguises herself as a boy to support her family. It won the Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film award. Discussant: Jeff Jones, Professor in History
April 20 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Dir. Justin Chadwick, 2013 - 146 minutes) Screening at 6:30 PM in SOEB 120
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Discussant: Robert Griffiths, Professor in Political Science
September 8 Watchers of the Sky (Dir. Edet Belzberg, 2014—120 min.) Screening at 6:30 PM in SOEB 120
This Sundance award winner examines examples of genocide and charts Raphael Lemkin’s work to establish the Convention Against Genocide.
Discussant: Lynda Kellam, Political Science and International & Global studies
September 29 A Separation (Dir. Asghar Farhadi, 2011—123 min.) Screening at 6:30 PM in SOEB 120
An Academy Award winning film that tells the story of post-revolutionary Iran through one family’s desires and conflicts.
Discussant: Jeff Jones, History
October 20 Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Dir. Gini Reticker, 2008—72 min.) Screening at 6:30 PM in SOEB 120
A documentary featuring a coalition of Muslim and Christian women who work for peace and democratic elections in Liberia following its civil war.
Discussant: Bob Griffiths, Political Science
November 11 The Look of Silence (Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, 2014—103 min.) Screening at 6:30 PM in SOEB 120
This Academy-award nominee provides a survivor’s intimate encounter with perpetrators of Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-communist genocide and the legacy of fear that remains.