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Duquesne’s Human Rights Film Series Presents ‘When We Leave’

A free screening of When We Leave (Die Fremde), part of Duquesne University's fifth annual Human Rights Film Series, is set for Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of College Hall.

The film, directed by Feo Aladag, follows German-born Umay, who flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul and, with her young son, hopes to find a better life with her family in Berlin. When We Leave, which is in Turkish with English subtitles, is the fourth of six films being screened for the Human Rights Film Series.

After the film, a discussion will be led by Dr. Aimee Light, assistant professor of theology at Duquesne and member of the University's Women and Gender Studies program. She will be joined by Imam AbduSemih Tadese, director and outreach principal at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

The Human Rights Film Series, which is free and open to the public, is presented by Duquesne's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. For more information, call 412.396.6415.

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