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Human Rights Film Series

February 01, 2013 - 11:30 am

The seventh annual UC Merced Human Rights Film Series will feature four films in February. 

Sponsored by the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, the Center for Research in the Humanities and Arts, and the Office of Student Life, the films look at human rights issues around the world. 

Each film begins at 7 p.m in Classroom and Office Building, Room 116. The screenings are free and open to the public. 

Feb. 1 - Habibi
"Habibi" tells the story of two young lovers from Khan Yunis in Gaza who struggle against religious and traditional expectations in order to be together. When he paints verses from the classical poem "Majnun Layla" all over town, considered a rebellious act, it angers her father and the local self-appointed moral police.

Feb. 8 - Call Me Kuchu
"Call Me Kuchu," the story of a Ugandan activist who works to repeal the country’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or "kuchus," is being shown as part of the seventh annual Human Rights Film Festival.

Feb. 15 - It's a Girl
"It’s a Girl" is a documentary about the practices in India, China and many other parts of the world in which girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The film asks why is this happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women. Director Evan Grae Davis will make an appearance at the screening.

Feb. 22 - Reportero Veteran reporter Sergio Haro and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana, Mexico-based weekly, work in one of the most deadly places in the world for journalists today. Despite murderous attacks on their staff, the paper continues to tackel dangerous subjects such as the cartels' infiltration of political circles and security forces. 

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