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Friday, April 25, 2014

The Struggle for Human Rights: Global Perspectives Documentary Film Festival

Description:
Join us for screenings of two award-winning documentary films on the struggle for human rights around the world from the Philippines to Guatemala! 1:00-2:45 pm: “Give Up Tomorrow” (2012) GIVE UP TOMORROW is also an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry, sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man. GIVE UP TOMORROW is an Emmy® nominated documentary for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. 2:45-5:30 pm: “The Dictator in the Dock” (2013) The Dictator in the Dock film brings viewers into the courtroom as former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt stands trial for genocide and crimes against humanity in Guatemala. This historic case marked the first time that a former head of state was tried for genocide in a national court, in the country where the crimes were committed. It is also the first time in the history of South America that the genocide of indigenous peoples was tried in a court of law! {Will appear in FYI on Apr 24, 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
End Time:
5:30 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu https://www.facebook.com/events/1389093151232090/


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