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Human Rights Film Festival

Human Rights Film Festival

Dear Students,

As you already know MIUC wants to mark the run-up to the 68th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (December 10th) with a two-day film festival organised in conjunction with Amnesty International Malaga.

We would like to thank all of you who voted for the movies. Here is the Human Rights Film Festival final programme. The movies will be screened on December 1st & 2nd in the EXPERIENCE classroom on -2 floor.

1 DECEMBER 18:00
DISCRIMINATION OF THE RIGHT TO POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

Suffragette (2015) – The historical drama, set in London follows the early members of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) and the story of their radicalisation from peaceful protesters to law breakers.

The film documents WSPU’s secret meetings to discuss tactics when protests and parliamentary evidence fail to win women the vote. After further mistreatment by employers, police and political lies, the suffragettes decide to increase their activism with civil disobedience causing damage to Oxford Street windows, postboxes, churches and politicians homes. Police surveillance and arrests lead to the suffragettes’ imprisonment and hunger strikes…

Director: Sarah Gavron
Writer: Abi Morgan
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep.

2 DECEMBER 10:30
NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE DECLINE OF HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVANCE
***THE MOVIE CHANGED DUE TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES***

Good night and good luck (2005) – In the early 1950’s, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fred W. Friendly decided to take a stand and challenge McCarthy and expose him for the fear monger he was. However, their actions took a great personal toll on both men, but they stood by their convictions and helped to bring down one of the most controversial senators in American history.

Director: George Clooney
Writers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Cast: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson

2 DECEMBER 14:00
MIGRATION CRISIS AND THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM

The Invisibles (A hidden journey across Mexico) (2010) – The documentary consists of four vignettes that portray the stories of migrants and shows images of the crawling train ominously known as “The Beast” or “The Train of Death” that transports thousands of people across Mexico to uncertain fates.

Lucia Elizabeth Contreras watched as her brother Salomon set out for Mexico en route to the United States. The young man from El Salvador never made it to his dream destination. Instead, his sister was later horrified to see pictures of her ill-fated brother tortured and murdered, recovered from a Mexican grave along with three other victims. The Contreras family’s saga is among several showcased personal stories.

The film is part of a wider Amnesty International campaign aimed at defending migrants passing across Mexico and raising awareness against a tragic human rights crisis occurring right now.

Directors: Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal

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