Human Rights Film Series Marks 10th Anniversary

The annual University Human Rights Film Series will mark its 10th anniversary by examining many of the issues that divided Americans during the 2016 presidential election. The series will center on the theme For the Sake of Humanity.

“The films selected for this year’s series will focus on a number of crucial issue that currently contribute to an atmosphere of divisiveness in our country,” explained Dr. Edith Krause, chair of modern languages and literatures, who is a member of the film series committee. “From September 11 through the recent election, our nation, our society and the world have experienced profound changes and a lot appears to be at stake during the next few years.”

Krause believes it important to observe the series’ 10th anniversary by addressing the many concerns that are at the forefront of our national discussion.

For the Sake of Humanity kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 18, with Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA, a documentary that examines the gun industry and gun legislation, and features stories of those affected by gun violence.

Each film in the series will be screened at 7 p.m. in 105 College Hall. It includes:

Presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Human Rights Film Series serves as a reminder of the values of democracy, the importance of social justice and the need to respect the dignity of all human beings.

All screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 412.396.6415 or visit