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Human Rights Film Series Begins 10th Year Tonight

February 05, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The UC Merced Human Rights Film Series celebrates its 10th anniversary beginning tonight, with the first film in a series organizers are dedicating to the memory of Denard Davis, a Merced community advocate, educator, mentor and civil rights leader who died in September.

The purpose of the Human Rights Film Series is to bring home the discussion about human rights, and to view film as an art form that can create change at the local and global levels in the effort to end violence and inequality.

Series organizers plan to screen a different film at 7 p.m. each of the first three Fridays in February. Each of these screenings takes place in the Classroom and Office Building, Room 120. The first installment is “3 1/2 minutes, 10 bullets,” a 2015 film by Marc Silver that chronicles the murder trial of Michael Dunn, who fired gunshots into a car of four unarmed black teenagers in Jacksonville, Fla., killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

A special event is planned for the final Friday of the month, Feb. 26. Everyone is welcome to attend a reception at 6 p.m. at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main St., Merced, with filmmakers Karen Thorsen and Douglas K. Dempsey. Their film “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket” plays after the reception.

All events in the Human Rights Film Series are free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Nigel Hatton
+1 (209) 228-4384
Classroom and Office Building, Room 120
5200 North Lake Rd.
Merced, CA 95343
United States