American University’s Center for Media & Social Impact and the Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law are excited to announce the 16th Annual Human Rights Film Series, showcasing the power of film to educate and advocate about human rights.
2015’s Series includes Daisy & Max, 120 Days, 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets and Out in the Night.
Free and Open to the Public. All Screening will be followed by a Q&A.
Daisy & Max – October 15
Set in the part of L.A. popularly known as South Central, DAISY AND MAX explores the world of gang violence intervention workers, the long shadows of mass incarceration on families and children, and the lives of Latina and African American women who will risk everything to make their communities just a little safer. As a teenager, Daisy watched her sister get shot to death in the driveway of her family house’s, and Max was in and out of gangs and prison before changing his life. Now they work as a team, intervening in street violence and gang disputes before they turn deadly – all while raising a new baby. But when Max’s past brings the FBI to their door and he suddenly disappears into the federal prison system, Daisy must fight – like never before – to save her family.
120 Days – October 22
Captures an intimate, inside look at the lives of one family of undocumented immigrants who have been living and working in the United States illegally for over twelve years.
3 ½ MINUTES, TEN BULLETS – October 29
3 1⁄2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS dissects the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Florida on Black Friday, 2012. The film examines the aftermath of this systemic tragedy, the contradictions within the American criminal justice system – particularly the implications of the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law, and the racial prejudices that ensued. With intimate access, the film follows the trial of Dunn and its deep impact on Jordan’s family and friends.
Out in the Night – November 5
Through the lives of four young women, Out in the Night reveals how their race, gender identity and sexuality became criminalized in mainstream news media and the criminal legal system.