New Meeting: Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

From: Cathy
Sent on: Monday, June 2, 2008 4:54 PM
Announcing a new meeting for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!

What: Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

When: Saturday, June 14, 4:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Why: An opportunity to view films rarely screened on interesting subjects.

Meeting Description: This will be the third summer we've attended a film that's part of the Human Rights International Film Festival. I highly recommend checking out the rest of the schedule to see films that aren't screened elsewhere and are very moving.

This year we're going to watch:

American Outrage
screening with
Rightful Place
with an optional post movie snack/coffee/tea and discussion


American Outrage
Beth Gage & George Gage, USA, 2007; 56m video

Carrie and Mary Dann are feisty, elderly Western Shoshone sisters who live and work in barren north central Nevada. Their ranch is part of 60 million acres recognized as Western Shoshone land by the U.S. in the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley, subsequently claimed by the government as public land. In 1974, the U.S. sued the Dann sisters for trespassing. That set off a dispute that continued in the U.S. Supreme Court and eventually the United Nations.

Contrasting the Dann sisters? personal lives with their political actions, American Outrage examines the government's use of millions of dollars to persecute and prosecute two elderly women.

Presented in association with American Indian Community House, www.aich.org, and The Film + Video Center of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, www.nativenetworks.si.edu/nn.htm.

screening with

Rightful Place
Hakima Abbas & Yobo Rutin, Kenya/USA, 2007; 16m video.

In 1974, the Endorois community was evicted from their sacred lands by the Kenyan government to make way for a game reserve and tourist resort. After decades of inaction and harassment by successive governments, the Endorois community takes their claims to the highest regional human rights body, the African Commission on Human and People?s Rights. Rightful Place is an intimate film of a people in search of justice.



Optional post movie snack/coffee/tea and discussion:
Le Pain Quotidien
60 West 65th Street (near CPW and Columbus)
NY10023
Tel.:[masked]

To purchase tickets (highly recommended):
Go to: http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/hrw08/americanoutrage.html
On the top right next to the movie title click on Saturday, June 14 4:15pm under buy tickets
Scroll to where you can check the box for the 4:15pm showing of American Outrage and click order tickets
Select the # of tickets you want and proceed to check-out

Directions:
1 train to W.66th St.-Lincoln Center
A/B/C/D trains to 59th St. Columbus Circle
2/3 trains to W. 72nd St.

Learn more here:
http://environment.meetup.com/289/calendar/8063379/

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