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UC DAVIS HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL – “The Long Season”

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ann E. Pitzer Center at UC Davis

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In the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon lies refugee camp Majdal Anjar, where a small community of the country’s approximately 1.2 million Syrian refugees live. Award-winning director (Shape of the Moon; Position Among the Stars) Leonard Retel Helmrich spent a year-and-a-half following a handful of lively and resilient characters: a love-sick young man, eager to marry despite his elders’ sharp discouragement; a conflicted teacher, passionate about her work at the camp but under pressure to return to her husband and the dangers that await her in Syria; and a family torn apart when a husband marries a second wife. Using his renowned single shot technique, Helmrich’s incredibly intimate film captures daily life for those whose futures are postponed by war.

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

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Date:
November 3
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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