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Previous Films in the Series


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is proud to serve as the sponsor and organizer of the University's annual Human Rights Film Series.

The goal of the film series, which is held in January and February, is to help raise awareness--among students, faculty, and the Pittsburgh community--of human rights abuses around the world--in keeping with University's commitment to social justice, globalism, compassion for the less fortunate, and business ethics.

Films screened at the series have dealt with a broad spectrum of issues, including the impact of globalization on third-world nations, to ethnic warfare, immigration, women's rights, the environment, fast-food, and “designer” babies.

The Modern Language and Literatures Department owns DVD editions of most of the films listed below in its film library, which is located within the Language Lab, 202 Fisher Hall.  Students and faculty members may borrow the films at no cost.

Click on the year in the menu to the left to see a complete listing and description of films shown at previous series.