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Summer Human Rights Film Series: Camera as Witness: Individual to Universal

EVT 515
Jul 20—Aug 3
7:00 pm
Various Locations (see below)
Status: No Registration Required

The Stanford Summer Human Rights Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration that explores emerging issues in human rights through a series of courses, public lectures, and films. In 2017, the program will continue the discussion of international human rights in the 21st century, considering broad perspectives on what constitutes human rights in an increasingly diverse and global society. The Summer Human Rights Program is sponsored by Stanford Summer Session in collaboration with Stanford Continuing Studies, the Stanford Master of Liberal Arts program, and the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF).

Camera As Witness: Individual to Universal

This program will be moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera As Witness program director and founder of the international documentary film festival, UNAFF.

Robert Capa: In Love and War
Robert Capa, the world's preeminent documentarian of 20th century war, photographed five epic conflicts on three different continents. A handsome, dashing figure, Capa was also a life-long pacifist who wore military uniforms, rode in tanks, jumped out of planes, dodged bullets, and marched in the front lines. His images have affected the lives of those who may not even know his name. As John Steinbeck once said, "he could photograph thought…and capture worlds." With the full participation of his brother Cornell, access to IPC and Magnum, this is the first film devoted entirely to Robert Capa's mythic life. Told with the help of his vast legacy of photographs and writings, it is a testament to great art and to historical horror.

Director: Anne Makepeace
Thursday, July 20, 7:00 pm
FREE; no registration is required
Location: Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 201

Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness
Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness is a celebration of the selfless humanitarian spirit and a testament to each and every individual. The film presents the story of Chuine Sugihara, the Japanese Consul and the fascinating relationship between the Japanese and the Jews during the 1930's and 1940's. In the fall of 1939, Hitler's murderous wave was sweeping through Eastern Europe. As a Japanese Consul in Lithuania, Sugihara used his diplomatic powers and defied government orders by issuing visas to two thousand Jews, enabling them to flee from impending internment to a safe haven in Japan.

Director: Robert Kirk
Thursday, July 27, 7:00 pm
FREE; no registration is required
Location: Bldg. 320 (Geology Corner), Rm. 105

Bhutto is the story of the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation—Pakistan. Newsweek called it the most dangerous place in the world, and the home of nuclear warheads and the Taliban. Benazir Bhutto was educated at Harvard and Oxford Universities, and with an eye on a foreign-service career, Benazir's life changed forever when her father, Pakistan's first democratically elected president, chose Benazir to carry his political mantle over the family's eldest son. Her two terms in power saw acts of courage and controversy as she eradicated polio and stood up for women, fought the male-dominated political elite and a nervous military leadership, and battled accusations of corruption and scandal. With her assassination she transcended politics, but left a legacy of both simmering controversy and undeniable courage.

Directors: Duane Baughman and Johnny O’Hara
Thursday, August 3, 7:00 pm
FREE; no registration is required
Location: Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 201

The film series is co-sponsored by Stanford Summer Session, Stanford Arts Institute, Stanford Graduate School of Education, the Camera As Witness Program, and Stanford Continuing Studies.
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