Human Rights Film Festival 2013
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 7pm
Meet Masha, a 19-year-old who grew up in the Putin era, on her journey through the Kremlin-created Nashi youth movement. This coming-of-age tale focuses on Masha’s personal political struggle as well as the ever-increasing political stakes in Russia today.
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 7pm
This is the story of Tim DeChristopher and his stunning act of civil disobedience derailing the Bush Administration’s widely disputed federal Bureau of Land Management Oil and Gas lease auction, and acting to safeguard thousands of acres of Utah land.
CALL ME KUCHU
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 7pm
The film follows David Kato and his dedicated group of fellow activists as they battle to defend Uganda’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus,” on Ugandan television, in the courts, and at the United Nations.
WORDS OF WITNESS
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 7pm
Using tweets, texts and Facebook posts, 22-year-old Heba Afify takes to the streets to report on the events determining Egypt’s future. Her coming of age and political awakening mirrors that of a nation seeking the freedom to shape its own destiny, dignity and democracy.
THE INVISIBLE WAR
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 7pm
This groundbreaking documentary exposes the rape epidemic within the US military. It investigates the institutions that perpetuate sexual violence against women as well as its profound personal and social consequences.