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2010 Human Rights Film Series

11th Annual HUMAN RIGHTS Film Series  

 September 23 - October 28, 2010

 

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SCREENINGS, SPEAKERS and RESOURCES

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Good Fortune September 23

This event is a collaboration with P.O.V., PBS' award winning nonfiction film series.*

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Guest Speakers:

JEREMY LEVINE, Producer / Editor, Good Fortune
Jeremy Levine's work has been screened in dozens of film festivals around the world, broadcast nationally in six countries and recognized with several awards for production and human rights. He partnered with Van Soest as director/producer of Walking the Line and worked as an editor on Everything’s CoolRead more...
ROBERT SICINA, Executive in Residence Kogod: International Business
Professor Sicina has 30 years of experience in senor executive positions at Citibank, American Express and various entrepreneurial endeavors. He worked for thirteen years in Latin America for Citibank, where he served as Country Manager of Colombia and Division Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Read more...
LANDON VAN SOEST, Director / Producer, Good Fortune
Landon Van Soest is the director/producer of the award-winning Walking the Line, a feature documentary about “vigilantes” along the U.S.-Mexico border. The film has screened at film festivals around the world and been broadcast in six countries. Van Soest began his career in New York with Big Mouth Productions...   Read more...

 



War Don Don October 7

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Guest Speakers:

Rebecca Richman Cohen REBECCA RICHMAN COHEN, Director / Producer, War Don Don
Rebecca Richman Cohen is an award-winning filmmaker and a law school graduate with experience in international human rights and criminal defense. She interned as an investigator at the Bronx Defenders and continued to do investigative work at the Special Court for Sierra Leone,  Read more...
Juan E. Mendez JUAN MÉNDEZ, Visiting Professor of Law at American University
Juan E. Méndez is a Visiting Professor of Law at American University and an advisor on crime prevention to the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court. He is also Co-Chair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. Until May 2009 he was the President of the International Center for Transnational Justice (ICTJ)...  Read more...

 

 


Presumed Guilty October 21

This event is a collaboration with P.O.V., PBS' award winning nonfiction film series.*

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Guest Speakers:

Todd Eisenstadt TODD EISENSTADT, Associate Professor at American University
Professor Eisenstadt is chair of the Government Department. He studies democratization, identity and social movements, public opinion, political parties, and election finance, mainly in Latin America. His most recent manuscript Politics, Identity, and Mexico’s Indigenous Rights Movements: Surveying the Silence, is under contract for proximate publication...  Read more...

Francisco QuintanaFRANCISCO QUINTANA, Deputy Program Director, Andean, North American and Caribbean Region at the Center for Justics and International Law (CEJIL)  Mr. Quintana served as staff attorney at CEJIL's office in Costa Rica, litigating cases related to Honduras and Panama and providing training to NGOs in the Central American region. Between 2004 and 2006, he also served as senior staff attorney at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose. Read more...

 

 

The Oath October 28

This event is a collaboration with P.O.V., PBS' award winning nonfiction film series.*

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Guest Speakers:

SHADI MOKHTARI, Professor at the School of International Service, American University
Shadi Mokhtari teaches in the IPCR and CRS programs. She has an extensive background in human rights and women’s rights issues in the Middle East and Muslim World, particularly Iran. She is the Editor in Chief of the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights. Read more...

Laura Poitras LAURA POITRAS, Director / Producer / Cinematographer, The Oath
Laura Poitras was nominated for an Academy Award®, an Independent Spirit Award and an Emmy for My Country, My Country (POV 2006). She received a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Emmy and an Independent Spirit Award for Flag Wars (POV 2003), made with Linda Goode Bryant.  Read more...
Rick Wilson RICK WILSON, Professor of Law at American University
Richard J. Wilson is Professor of Law and founding director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University’s Washington College of Law, where he has taught since 1989. Professor Wilson was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Panama from 1966-1968, and a 1972 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.  Read more...

 

 

 

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National Endowment for the Arts

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SPA

Washington College of Law

Center for Latin American & Latino Studies

Kay Spiritual Life Center

Middle East Studies

International Development Program Student Association

Society for Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs


*Screenings of Good Fortune, Presumed Guilty and The Oath are a collaboration with P.O.V., PBS' award winning nonfiction film series.

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