Friday, April 18, 2008

International Affairs Society Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The OU International Affairs Society and the School of International and Area Studies will be hosting a Human Rights Watch Film Festival on the OU campus April 21st, 22nd and 24th. Documentaries are free and open to the public. The focus is human rights issues on several continents. For detailed descriptions of the films please visit

For film schedule and brief synopsis see below.

Monday April 21st, Dale Hall 218:

Enemies of Happiness @ 6pm -- Set in Afghanistan in 2003, tells the story of a young woman running a dangerous campaign for a seat in the country's first democratic parliament in 30 years.

White Light/Black Rain @ 7:30 pm -- A film that reveals both unimaginable suffering and extraordinary human resilience in the light of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.

Tuesday, April 22nd, Sarkeys Energy Center room A235:

City of Photographers @ 6pm -- A story about the motley group of photographers who recorded and documented a nation under the turmoil of the Pinochet regime.

Cocalero @ 7:30pm -- A film about controversial Bolivian president Evo Morales and his rise to prominence.

Thursday, April 24th, Dale Hall 200:

Lumo @ 5:30 pm -- Documentary of a young Congolese woman on an uncertain path to recovery at a unique hospital for rape survivors.

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