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Human Rights film festival kicks off this week

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India's Daughter screens on Saturday
India’s Daughter screens Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Old Capitol.

The Iowa United Nations Association (Iowa UNA) is hosting their inaugural film festival, Human Rights in the Heartland, this weekend at various locations in downtown Iowa City. The festival will show nine films in total, starting Thursday at Tippie College of Business with a screening of Black Rider (1993) at 7 p.m.

Rebecca McPhail, an Iowa UNA intern, gathered the films for the fest and said they cover a wide range of human rights topics, including race, gender, sexuality, democracy, security issues and basic needs. Panel discussions will follow each film.

The organization is currently raising money through their IndieGogo campaign to pay for film screening rights and expand the festival next year.

The Human Rights in the Heartland festival runs through this Sunday (see schedule below). All screenings are free to attend.

Regarding Susan Sontag plays Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at The Mill
Regarding Susan Sontag plays Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at The Mill.

Thursday

Black Rider
W151, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, 7 p.m.

Ackee & Saltfish
W151, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, 7:30 p.m.

#AmeriCAN
W151, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, 8 p.m.

Friday

The Case Against 8
FilmScene, 1-4 p.m.

The Supreme Price
W151, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday

E-Team
Public Space One, 1 p.m.

India’s Daughter
Old Capitol Building, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday

Babies
Iowa City Public Library, 2 p.m.

Regarding Susan Sontag
The Mill, 2:30 p.m.
 


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