105 College Hall, Duquesne University
January 17 — February 7
Cinema, human rights and politics will merge on the big screen at Duquesne University. For its 11th annual festival, the university’s Human Rights Film Series is focusing its lens on the era of President Trump.
Free to the public, the series features award-winning documentaries addressing some of the most critical human rights abuses taking place around the world today. Films will be augmented by engaging presentations and discussions led by experts and thought leaders.
The series kicks off with Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed documentary, “13th,” which explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the U.S. Additional highlights include Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” and Deepa Kumar’s “Constructing the Terrorist Threat.”
Don’t miss the closing event featuring the migration film, “Human Flow,” created by world-renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Filmed in 23 countries, the epic documentary chronicles the staggering scale of the global refugee crisis.
Within the context of the current administration, the series will look at how the Trump presidency has “redefined public dialogue about fundamental human rights issues.” Organizers hope to bring human rights issues to the forefront, raise awareness and inspire viewers to get involved.