March 16, 2013 STAFF/STU

Today: First Annual JCU Human Rights Film Festival

Join us for JCU’s First Annual Human Rights Film Festival on Saturday, March 16, from 1-6 p.m. in Room 226 of the Administration Building.

These award-winning films “bear witness to human rights violations and create a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens. 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.” Human Rights Watch (

“Salaam Dunk” 1-2:30 p.m.

  • “Salaam Dunk” delivers a tale of hope and inspiration, courtesy of one winning group of Iraqi women basketball players at the American University in Sulaimani, Iraq.

“Putin’s Kiss” 2:45-4:15 p.m.

  • Meet Masha, a 19 year old who grew up in the Putin era, on her journey through the Kremlin-created Nashi youth movement. This coming-of-age tale focuses on Masha’s personal political struggle and paints a grim picture of the Russian political climate.

“Call Me Kuchu” 4:30–6 p.m.

  • In an office on the outskirts of Kampala, veteran activist David Kato labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women, or “kuchus.”

For info call 216.397.6656 or visit the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights website.