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Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights

Events

28 November 2016
19:00:00 - 21:30:00
Film theatre 't Hoogt

Movies & Science: E-team

In collaboration with the Studium Generale & Movie theatre ’t Hoogt, we will be screening and discussing the film E-team (Kauffman & Chevigny, 2014).

Human Rights Watch operates on the front lines of Syria and Libya to document war crimes. Getting this information in the hands of criminal courts and media is a dangerous task. This documentary follows four members of the Emergencies Team as they piece together the actual events that take place in troubled spots around the globe. How can victims of mass atrocities committed by governments and non-state actors get justice? Q&A with dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh (Human Rights, UU).

The film is presented as part of our film series “In the line of fire”, that highlights the connection between freedom and violence. Although they might seem irreconcilable, freedom and violence go hand in hand. Violence is oppressive, but in the battle for freedom you cannot stand on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. Through the films in this series we examine the link between freedom and violence.