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Friday October 12, 2012
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Carr Center Conference Room (R-219)
Screening and discussion of "Faces of Change"
About the film:
5 different activists from Brazil, India, Bulgaria, Mauritania and the US use the art of film making to bring out the prejudices and discrimination against specific groups and communities across continents.
As the teen counselor in Brazil introduces us to the lives of teen mothers, the dalit activist from India highlights the marginalization of untouchables in India. While, the Bulgarian attorney exposes us to various discriminatory attitudes towards Romas in Bulgaria, the Mauritanian slave activist rages against modern slavery existing in Mauritania. The community activist from the USA takes us to her uptown housing community, which was built on an old toxic dump site and were sold to black Americans without giving full information about it, whereby the residents suffer from severe health issues. This documentary was made for the UN World Conference against race and racial discrimination hosted in South Africa. This film is directed by Michele Stephenson.