Human Rights Film Series at Katzen Arts Center

Thursday, September 27, 2012 @5:30pm - Thursday, October 18, 2012 @5:30pm

The Human Rights Film Series is back in Washington, D.C. for the 13th year. The Series showcases current documentaries that focus on international human rights topics. Themes this year include the death penalty in the Philippines, LGBT rights in Uganda, democratic reform in Egypt, and the role of documentary in prosecution and justice for Guatemalans. The award-winning filmmakers of each documentary along with legal and communication scholars will be available after the screenings for lively Q&A sessions with the audience.

The Series will take place at 5:30 PM on Thursday evenings starting September 27. All films will be shown at the Katzen Art Center on the campus of American University. The Series is free and open to the public.

The schedule for the films is as follows:

More information can be found on the university's website at

The Center for Social Media strives to showcase socially engaged media and film. In partnering with the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, the Film Series engages human rights advocates with the power of film to inform and educate the public.