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Schedule and Speakers

Conflict & Community," the University's seventh annual Human Rights Film Series, offers a lineup of award-winning documentaries that address some of the most critical abuses of human rights in our world today.

Thursday, January 23

Blood Brother 

The inspiring story of how one young man from Pittsburgh is making a difference in the lives of children in India who are afflicted by HIV


Sara Noel
Outreach Director, Amizade Global Service Learning

Wednesday, January 29

Tough Guise 2

A critical eye on how the media and pop culture shape and distort what it means to be "masculine" in American society, and on the aggressive behavior, violence and abuse of women associated with questionable ideals of masculinity


Dr. Thomas F. Matta
Counselor, Pittsburgh Vet Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Author, Voices of Men: The Shaping of Masculinities in Three Subcultural Contexts

 Thursday, February 6

Seeds of Death

The impact of genetically modified foods (GMOs) on public health, and the alleged conspiracy between the government, chemical and food industries to keep us from knowing the facts


Sara Heald
Director, GMO Free Pittsburgh

Monday, February 10

Last Call at the Oasis

An urgent and desperate plea to head off a worldwide shortage of fresh water, which many scientists and environmentalists are calling "the greater crisis of the 21st Century"


Dr. Stan Kabala
Associate Director, Center for Environmental Research and Education
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Duquesne University

Matt Burnett
Duquesne University student, Founder, Pure Thirst

Wednesday, February 19


A heart-rending look at the devastating impact of bullying upon the lives of middle and high school students from around the country


Kellin Hill
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System

Monday, February 24

Girl Rising

Nine creative portraits of courageous young women, whose stories launched a worldwide movement to liberate young girls in impoverished countries through education


Dr. Waganesh Zeleki
Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, Duquesne University

All screenings at 7 p.m. in 105 College Hall on the campus of Duquesne University