James Farmer Multicultural Center Human Rights Film Series 2016-2017
As part of our ongoing commitment to social justice and honoring the legacy of Dr. James Farmer, the James Farmer Multicultural Center announces a new initiative this year: the Human Rights Film Series. In its inaugural year, the Human Rights Film Series will screen documentaries dealing with issues and topics, such as the rights of undocumented immigrants, the struggles of indigenous peoples to reclaim their cultures, and the crucial and significant role women played during the Civil Rights Movement.
All film screenings will be free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JFMC Human Rights Film Series Presents: The Latino List
Thursday, Sept. 29 | 6 p.m. | room 412, Lee Hall
Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, acclaimed photographer and director of the three editions of HBO’s “The Black List,” THE LATINO LIST spotlights a diverse range of notables from music, science, journalism, theater, politics, business and government. In intimate interviews with NPR correspondent Maria Hinojosa, these prominent Hispanic Americans discuss such subjects as the childhood inspirations that fueled their ambitions, how they achieved success, the evolving American cultural landscape they helped mold, the importance of preserving a distinct cultural identity for future generations to embrace and the challenges of discrimination. Click the image above to view the trailer.
JFMC Human Rights Film Series Presents: Two Spirits
Tuesday, Nov.15 | 6 p.m. | room 412, Lee Hall
TWO SPIRITS interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. Click the image above to view the trailer.
JFMC Human Rights Film Series Presents: Mooz-lum
Thanks to a strict Muslim upbringing that largely shielded him from the outside world, Tariq’s first year of college proves transformative. That is, until the 9/11 terrorist attacks invite growing suspicion and distrust from his angry classmates. Click the image above to view the trailer.
JFMC Human Rights Film Series Presents: #ChicagoGirl
From her childhood bedroom in the Chicago suburbs, an American teenage girl uses social media to coordinate the revolution in Syria. Armed with Facebook, Twitter, Skype and camera phones, she helps her social network “on the ground” in Syria brave snipers and shelling in the streets to show the world the human rights atrocities of a dictator. But just because the world can see the violence doesn’t mean the world can help. As the revolution rages on, everyone in the network must decide what is the most effective way to fight a dictator: social media or AK-47s. Click the image above to view the trailer.