Human Rights Forum and Film Festival
On Thursday, March 1, 2001 the Center for International Education will host a Human Rights Forum and Film Festival on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. These events will kick-off a United Nations Conference, which will be held March 2-3, 2001. The Conference, entitled "Human Rights and Societies in Transition: Violations, Causes, and Consequences," will welcome international experts in the field of human rights to Milwaukee for an intensive examination and discussion of contemporary human rights issues. We are proud to work with Dr. Shale Horowitz of the UWM Department of Political Science in organizing these important events.
Co-sponsors of the conference and campus events include the:
Below you will find more detailed information
about the Human Rights Forum and Film
Festival. For more information concerning these events or to register
for the "Human Rights and Societies in Transition" Conference, contact
the Center for International Education at 414-229-4344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 1, 2001
The Human Rights Forum is scheduled for 9:00 AM
to 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 1, 2001. This event will feature informational
booths staffed by representatives from organizations working in the field of
human rights, information about how to support human rights locally and
globally, as well as a variety of displays and poster petitions related to human
rights around the world. The Human Rights Forum is intended to raise public and
campus awareness concerning the importance of human rights for all.
Thursday, March 1, 2001
The 2001 Human Rights Film Festival is scheduled
to run concurrently with the Human Rights Forum. The Festival will feature three
documentary films that explore human rights abuses in various areas of
the world including Chile, Chechnya, and Rwanda. An expert in the field of human
rights will introduce the films and lead a discussion following each screening.
All films are free of charge, and admission will be given on a first come, first
Presentation and Discussion by
In this film, director Patricio Guzmán shows his
documentary film, The Battle of Chile, which chronicles Chile's open and
peaceful democratic election of Salvador Allende in 1973, and the ensuing
violent counter-revolution led by Augusto Pinochet. Guzmán's audience includes
friends who remember the courage brought to the peaceful revolution, and young
Chileans who seem surprised by these events of recent history. This film
explores important issues related to collective memory and human rights abuses.
Presentation and Discussion by Dodge Billingsley, Producer/Director
Award winning Immortal Fortress and its producer/director Dodge Billingsley take the viewer on a dangerous behind-the-scenes journey into Chechnya, exploring the tiny mountain republic's war driven culture while searching for its most popular modern day warrior, Shamil Basayev. Immortal Fortress is a riveting look behind the scenes of one of the work's most controversial men, and answers the broader question of why Shamil Basayev and thousands of other Chechens fight. Producer/Director Dodge Billingsley will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the Milwaukee Premiere. (56 minutes)
Presentation and Discussion by Ambassador Joseph W. Mutaboba, Rwandan Ambassador to the United Nations
The Triumph of Evil is a vivid and revealing report on how the 1994 Rwandan genocide could have been prevented. Drawing on dramatic footage, previously confidential cables, and interviews with U.N. and U.S. officials, this program investigates how months prior to the genocide the U.S. and U.N. had been warned by a key Rwandan informant about the coming slaughter. Despite the warning, the West didn't try to prevent it. And once the genocide started, didn't try to halt it. In just 100 days, the Hutu majority of Rwanda murdered an estimated 800,000 of their Tutsi countrymen--a rate of killing that was faster than the Nazis. (60 minutes)
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Updated: March 01, 2001
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