Civil Rights Museum to host Human Rights film fest

Civil Rights Museum to host Human Rights film fest
September 20
00:00 2012

Special to The Chronicle

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum,  134 South Elm St., will host the Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival from Sept. 28 –30.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Department of Media Studies is a co-sponsor and the film festival is part of the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro’s 17 DAYS Arts & Culture Festival.

Each year, the Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival creates a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

These selections from the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be screened in the auditorium at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum:

­• Friday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m., “The Invisible War,” a groundbreaking investigative documentary about the shameful and underreported epidemic of rape within the US military.

• Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., “Call Me Kuchu,” which follows veteran activist David Kato as he labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, known as “kuchus.”

• Sunday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m., “Putin’s Kiss,” which introduces Masha, a 19-year-old journalist who grew up in the Russian President Vladimir Putin-era and belongs to a Kremlin-sponsored youth movement.

Admission is $7 at the door. Parents and guardians of young children are advised that these films depict violence, contain mature subject matter, and may be unsuitable for younger audiences.

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