2012 Human Rights Docu Weekend
Join the World Affairs Council, The Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU, the Human Rights Watch, the Dallas Film Society and the Texas Theatre for Human Rights Docu Weekend, June 8-9.
Three films that examine global struggles against governments and institutions will be screened: YOU DON’T LIKE THE TRUTH: 4 DAYS INSIDE GUANTANAMO; THE GREEN WAVE; and IMPUNITY. Discussions will follow each film.
Tickets Available at the Texas Theatre.
Admission: $25 for all 3 tickets, $20 for all 3 tickets for senior citizens
$10 for individual screenings, and $7.50 for senior citizen individual tickets
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
7:30 p.m.: YOU DON’T LIKE THE TRUTH: 4 DAYS INSIDE GUANTANAMO
This encounter between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and a child detainee in Guantánamo has never before been seen. Based on seven hours of video footage recently declassified by the Canadian courts, this documentary delves into the unfolding high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse between captor and captive over a four day period. Maintaining the surveillance camera style, this film analyzes the political, legal and scientific aspects of a forced dialogue.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
3 p.m.: THE GREEN WAVE
THE GREEN WAVE is a touching documentary-collage illustrating the dramatic events and telling the story of the people behind the 2009 Green Revolution in Iran. Facebook reports, Twitter messages and videos posted in the internet were included in the film composition, and hundreds of real blog entries served as reference for the experiences and thoughts of two young students, whose story is running through the film as the main thread.
In cooperation with Shahrvand Publication
5:30 p.m.: IMPUNITY
Since the 1960s, a desperate civil war has been raging in Colombia between state forces and FARC paramilitary guerilla units. Particularly para-militias, such as the AUC, have inflicted a huge amount of violence on the civilian population. The Commission for Peace and Justice called upon the militias to hand in their weapons and give themselves up voluntarily in exchange for reduced sentences. Political scientists analyze the AUC’s double agenda: the main objective was to combat the guerillas, but at the same time they dispossessed small farmers on the orders of big business. It turns out that the government also acted questionably.
In cooperation with the Colombian Association
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