Schedule and Speakers

In Pursuit of Justice, the University's 13th annual Human Rights Film Series offers a line-up of five films that try to inspire dialogues about some of the most critical human rights issues facing today's world.

Wednesday January 29th  - 7p.m.   College Hall 104

Roll Red Roll movie posterRoll Red Roll (2018)

Directed by Nancy Schwartzman. An account of a notable sexual assault that took place in Steubenville, Ohio in 2012, and the role that social media played in the crime and on the community. 

Speaker: Lee K. Robbins. Title IX Coordinator, University Compliance, Duquesne University

Tuesday, February 13 - 7p.m.  College Hall 105

Parkland Rising posterParkland Rising (2019).

On February 14, 2018, a school shooting took the lives of 17 people and suddenly changed the conversation about guns in America.

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School could not be called "the deadliest" or even "the most shocking" mass shooting in recent US history. It came less than five months after 58 people were shot and killed at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, and nothing changed. It came less than two years after 49 people were shot and killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and nothing changed. There were 345 mass shootings in the US in 2017 alone, and nothing changed.

                                But this time, something clicked.

                                Speaker: Detective Joseph Bielevicz, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

Monday, February 17 - 7p.m.   College Hall 104

The Unafraid posterThe Unafraid (2018)

Filmakers: Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney. A humanizing portrait of undocumented students and their families, we enter their homes and learn of their struggles, as working families like theirs support their sons and daughters in pursuit of their dreams for life, liberty, and happiness. ‚ÄčThe Unafraid is a feature length documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college.

Speaker: Liliana E. Castrellon, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership, Duquesne University

Monday, February 24 - 7p.m.   College Hall 104

Invisible Hand PosterInvisible Hand (2020)

Produced by award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo, Invisible Hand is the world's first documentary film about the creation of ‘Rights of Nature.' The defining battle of our times where nature, democracy and capitalism face off in rural America.


Joshua B. Pribanic, American film director, editor, investigative reporter and founder of the investigative news non-profit, Public Herald.                                                                                                                                      

John F. Stolz, Professor, Biological Sciences and Director, Center for Enviromental Research and Education, Duquesne University

Wednesday, February 26 - 7p.m.   College Hall 104

the silence of others posterThe Silence of Others (2019)

Directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar. This story reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows the survivors as they organize the groundbreaking 'Argentine Lawsuit' and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, and explores a country still divided four decades into democracy.

Speaker: Lucia Osa-Melero, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Duquesne University

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