Beloit College Human Rights Film Series to begin Feb. 8

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BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit College’s Office of International Education (OIE) has received $1,392 in funding support from the Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Initiative of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). The support will enable the OIE to put on a film series consisting of four documentaries, which will cover a range of topics such as peaceful conflict resolution, globalization, minority human rights and immigration.

The series will feature the following films: State of Fear Feb. 8, Blood in the Mobile Feb. 15, The Gypsies of Svinia Feb. 22, Harvest of Empire March 15 and Missing Children and Who Am I? March 22. Each screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall, on the Beloit College campus.

The goal of the Human Rights Film Series is to provide an effective look behind the scenes of ongoing conflicts in the world and to help advance public understanding of international conflict resolution, peacebuilding and human rights protection.

In addition, the film series will help set the stage for the April 12-13 residency of Justice Diego Garcia-Sayan, the president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and this year’s Beloit College Weissberg Chair. Garcia-Sayan’s residency is a signature event of the college’s Weissberg Program in Human Rights.

USIP is pleased to support organizations like The Office of International Education and their contribution to the national conversation around international conflict — and methods for resolving those conflicts nonviolently,” said USIP President Jim Marshall in a statement.

Posted Feb. 6, 2013

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