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Humanities

18th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

September 24, 2020 at 12:01amSeptember 26, 2020 at 9:00pm EDT

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The Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival celebrates its 18th year showcasing groundbreaking documentaries about human rights and social justice around the world.

Viewers with syr.edu log-ins will have 24-hour access to each film on the date listed, with live Q&As with each filmmaker.  View/download the official flyer or consult the festival website for information.

Thursday, September 24
Coded Bias by Shalini Kantayya
(USA, 2020, captioned in English)
MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that facial recognition technology does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, inspiring her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. [Q&A with Kantayya at 8 p.m.]

Friday, September 25
Landfall by Cecilia Aldarondo
(USA, 2020, Spanish with English subtitles)
Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, Landfall reassembles a ruined world at the brink of transformation. [Q&A with Aldarondo has been moved to Sat. at 4 p.m.]

Saturday, September 26
Yeh Freedom Life by Priya Sen
(India, 2018, Hindi with English subtitles)
Witness the queer lives of three people in working-class South Delhi as they seek to build futures outside of the constant scrutiny and sanction of society and family. [Q&A with Sen at 8 p.m.]

This event is part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on “Futures.”

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This event was first published on August 11, 2020 and last updated on September 3, 2020.


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