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Human Rights Film Festival

Included with museum admission

Sunday, January 20, 2013 from 1pm - 5pm

Reservations by January 18

Location: Morse Auditorium

Human Rights Film Festival

The Human Rights Film Festival is a 3 day event happening Saturday, January 19, Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21, 2013.

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In recognition of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our annual film festival bears witness to human rights issues around the world and empowers audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.


1:00 pm | They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain

2012, 83 minutes, directed by Robert H. Lieberman.

Told with stunning footage shot clandestinely over a two-year period, Robert H. Lieberman's film about Burma provides an intimate look inside what has been one of the world's most isolated countries. During his time in Burma, Lieberman shot video constantly, even though it was forbidden and risky to do so. And now this rare footage forms an expressive portrait of a place they call Myanmar. A Q&A with the film producer Deborah C. Hoard follows.

 

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3:30 pm | Words of Witness

2012, 68 minutes, directed by Mai Iskander.

Defying cultural norms and family expectations, 22-year old Heba Afify takes to the streets to report on an Egypt in turmoil, using tweets, texts and Facebook posts. Her coming-of-age, political awakening and the disillusionment that follows, mirrors that of a nation seeking to shape its own destiny. Afify's words bear witness to the heady optimism of a country on a path to self-determination.

 

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