The Festival will be held every Tuesday night from Feb. 2 to March 8, 2016 and is sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the City of Morgantown Human Rights Commission and West Virginia University Libraries.
“The West Virginia University Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is honored to partner with the City of Morgantown and other WVU communities in announcing the West Virginia University Community Human Rights Film Festival Feb. 2 March 8, 2016.” said David M. Fryson, Vice President of the Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion. “The films capture themes that are currently trending.”
This event will showcase a series of five films covering a range of themes: the justice system, human trafficking, drug abuse, life as a Muslim and the coal industry. All events are free and open to the public.
The purpose of the Annual West Virginia University Community Human Rights Film Festival is to showcase critically acclaimed films which address diversities of local and international human rights concerns. The idea is that these films will help create opportunities for dialogue within our campus and community.
“Hopefully, seeing provocative films and learning from each other will help more of us respond with greater savvy and compassion,” said Don Spencer, Morgantown Human Rights Commission Representative.
The festival will kick off with a public screening of “Blood On The Mountain” Directed by Mari-Lynn Evans at the WVU’s Gluck Theatre at the Mountainair at 7:00PM on Feb. 2 followed by an open panel discussion. This event celebrates the release of the new documentary feature film from Evening Star Productions.
From the Producers of “The Appalachians” and “Coal Country,” “Blood On The Mountain” is an investigation into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from corporate control in West Virginia, and their ripple effect on American workers. “Blood On The Mountain” is being sponsored by West Virginia University Office of Multicultural Programs.
CONTACT: Ed Cole, Event Coordinator
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