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Human Rights Film Series 2009 Brainstorming

What human rights films have you seen lately that were particularly moving? We're looking for ideas!

Working in conjunction with the Office of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the Washington College of Law, we are gearing up for the 2009 Human Rights Film Series in the fall. In case you missed last year’s speakers and events, check out a highlight from one of the visiting filmmakers. In this clip, When the Levees Broke Oscar-nominated producer Sam Pollard shares with the audience his process in working with Spike Lee to find interviews for their three part documentary film that was shown on HBO and released to the public in 2006.

Curious about human rights in the context of film? AU’s Human Rights Summer Institute will be offering "Criminal Justice Stories in Film," that will look at films’ portrayal of criminal justice issues. The course will examine both domestic issues and international war crimes. Read more at http://www1.sis.american.edu/humanrights/courses.html#film.

In the meantime, if you've got some advice for us on some great human rights films to check out, please let us know!