Human Rights Film Series Underway

Repressions and Resilience, the sixth annual Human Rights Film Series, presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will feature seven award-winning films focusing on some of the most critical human rights issues of our times.

The series kicked off on Wednesday, Jan. 16, with a screening of The Last Mountain, a documentary that explores the impacts of mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia.

Genocide: Worse Than War, focusing on the Holocaust, the Soviet gulags, Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur and Hiroshima, followed on Thursday, Jan. 24.

This past Tuesday, Jan. 29, Saving Face and Killing Us Softly 4, which explore abuses of women both abroad and in the United States, were shown.

Upcoming films in the series will feature:

  • The Invisible War—an investigative documentary about the alleged rape of female soldiers within the U.S. military; Monday, Feb. 4
  • Nuclear Aftershocks—an investigation of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan and its implications for U.S. nuclear safety; Wednesday, Feb. 13

To close the series, special guest speaker Dr. Samuel J. Hazo, McAnulty Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and founder of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh, will read selections of his own poetry after a screening of Poetry of Resilience on Thursday, February 21.

All screenings are free and open to the public and begin at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of College Hall.

For more information, call 412.396.6415.