Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
While cinema provides entertainment and escape, for many committed filmmakers and viewers it is a vital medium of engagement and a powerful tool for social action. Tackling wide-ranging, thought-provoking issues, activist filmmakers help deepen our awareness of injustice and the values of dignity and equality as they tell universal stories of struggle and triumph. We hope these informative and inspirational films will broaden understanding and stimulate involvement as they reveal hearts and minds focused on challenges that touch us all. Our thanks go to the Human Rights Watch Film Festivals in London and New York for their showcasing and circulating of works of vitally engaged filmmakers, and KBOO Community Radio for their media sponsorship.
When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals, to document war crimes and report them to the world. Within this volatile climate, Kauffman and Chevigny take us to the front lines in Syria and Libya, where shrapnel, bullet holes, and unmarked graves provide mounting evidence of atrocities by government forces. The crimes are ram- pant, random, and most often unreported—making the E-Team’s effort to get information into the hands of media outlets, policy makers, and international tribunals even more urgent. Cinematography Award, US Documentary, Sundance Film Festival. (89 mins.)
Whitsell Auditorium<br />
1219 SW Park Avenue<br />
Portland, OR 97205