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UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival – “The Force”

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Ann E. Pitzer Center at UC Davis

Please RSVP here.

The Force presents a deep look inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department in California as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform amid layers of inefficiency, corruption, and civil unrest after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A young police chief, hailed as a reformer, is brought in to complete the turnaround at the very moment the #BlackLivesMatter movement emerges to demand police accountability and racial justice in Oakland and across the nation. Despite growing public distrust, the Oakland Police Department is garnering national attention as a model of police reform. But just as the department is on the verge of a breakthrough, the man charged with turning it around faces the greatest challenge of his career—one that not only threatens progress already made, but the very authority of the institution itself. U.S. Documentary Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival 2017.

The selected films bear powerful and moving witness to human rights issues both locally and globally and will inspire our community with the knowledge and commitments that can make a difference. Audiences will have a chance to discuss the films in Q&A sessions with the filmmaker and/or UC faculty after the films.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute, Human Rights Studies, in partnership with Human Rights Watch.

For more information please contact: Gina at gmnunes@ucdavis.edu

Details

Date:
November 3
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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