Global Justice Film Series Announced

Posted: February 5, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: February 4, 2010 at 5:33 pm

The Transitional/Transnational Justice Working Group has organized a spring 2010 film series, “Global Justice: Responses from Around the World to Mass Atrocity,” which offers a variety of cinematic representations of responses to atrocity and human rights violations.

The series, which begins Tuesday, Feb. 23, includes documentary films that explore

  • the “missing” children of Argentina, who were abducted by the military during that country’s brutal dictatorship;
  • the personal story of one family’s tale of survival of the genocidal violence of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge;
  • the challenges of the Sierra Leone truth commission after years of devastating violence in that country;
  • the efforts by indigenous people in Ecuador to challenge corporate destruction of the environment through unprecedented legal action;
  • the role of the International Criminal Court in prosecuting war criminals in Colombia and three African countries.

The film series is sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Point of View, Global Interdisciplinary Programs and University Libraries.

For more information, see the “Global Justice” web page .

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