Human Rights Film Series Focuses on Injustice and Indifference
Duquesne University presents the third annual Human Rights Film Series, Injustice and Indifference, from Jan. 19 to Feb. 24, opening with a film that chronicles the situation of the death of African-American Pittsburgher Jonny Gammage 15 years ago.
Free and open to the public, Injustice and Indifference features six award-winning documentaries about today’s critical issues in human rights, from access to clean water to the oppression of women, war and genocide in Africa. The series is hosted by Duquesne’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Each screening will begin with an introduction by an expert on the subject matter depicted in the film. The series schedule is as follows:
Enough Is Enough: The Death of Jonny Gammage
Tuesday, Jan.19, 7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh.
Directed by Billy Jackson, this film focuses on racial profiling and discrimination in the United States.
Speakers: A panel discussion, moderated by Chris Moore of WQED-TV, with activists and community leaders as well as representatives of law enforcement, the legal profession, the judicial system, local government and the media.
Sand and Sorrow
Mon., Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Directed by Paul Freedman, this film addresses ethnic genocide in the Sudan.
Speaker: David Rosenberg of the Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition.
Tues., Feb. 2 , 7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Directed by C. Karim Chrobog, this film is about the effects of war on Africa’s youngest combatants.
Speaker: Dr. Clifford Bob, associate professor of political science at Duquesne University.
Wed., Feb.10, 7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Directed by Irena Salina, this film focuses on the global water crisis.
Speaker: Dr. Karen Piper, associate professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia, who is currently a Fellow at the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
Mardi Gras: Made in China
Tues., Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Directed by David Redmon, this film addresses the downside of globalization.
Speaker: Heidi Zhang, Senior Counsel-Asia, Westinghouse Electric Company
Wed., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Directed by Sigrun Norderval and Gard A. Andreassen, this film is about the oppression of women in developing nations.
Speakers: Dr. Alison Colbert and Dr. Khlood Salman, assistant professors of nursing at Duquesne University.
For more information about Injustice and Indifference, call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/humanrights.
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