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The Department of Media Studies, 17 DAYS, and International Civil Rights Center present, “The Human Rights Watch Film Festival”

Featuring films exposing human rights issues around the world, including The Invisible WarCall Me Kuchu, and Putin’s Kiss.  The screenings will be held at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum Friday, September 28, 2012 through Sunday, September 30, 2012.    Schedule as follows:

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

6:00pm
The Invisible War
A groundbreaking investigative documentary about the shameful and underreported epidemic of rape within the US military. With stark clarity and escalating revelations, The Invisible War exposes the rape epidemic in the armed forces, investigating the institutions that perpetuate it as well as its profound personal and social consequences.FILM CONTAINS MATURE SUBJECT MATTER

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

6:00pm

Call Me Kuchu

In an office on the outskirts of Kampala, veteran activist David Kato labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus.” But  David’s formidable task just became more difficult. A new “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” proposes the death penalty for HIV-positive gay men and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. David is one of the few who dare to publicly protest the country’s government and press. FILM CONTAINS MATURE SUBJECT MATTER

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

4:00pm

Putin’s Kiss

Meet Masha, a 19-year-old who grew up in the Putin era, on her journey through the Kremlin-created Nashi youth movement. This coming-of-age tale focuses on Masha’s personal political struggle and paints a  grim picture of the Russian political climate. FILM CONTAINS MATURE SUBJECT MATTER

ALL TICKETS ARE $7. TICKETS ON SALE at THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS CENTER AND MUSEUM!

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Written by uncgmst

September 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Posted in News & Events

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