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"The Hand That Feeds" Screening and Q&A

HRFS

Human Rights Film Series

Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

At the original 63rd Street Hot and Crusty café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sublegal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers.

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"Makers: Women in Comedy" Screening

Partner Event

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries — comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. A landmark television and digital-video initiative in collaboration with AOL, MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

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"Makers: Women in Space" Screening

Partner Event

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

Location: Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries — comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. A landmark television and digital-video initiative in collaboration with AOL, MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

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ACTIVIST CINEMA - Challenges for Change: Beyond "Clicktivism"

Guest Speaker Brian Winston

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location: Room 113, McKinley Building, School of Communication, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Will interactive documentary bring the longstanding social-issue agenda of the form into focus? Notoriously controversial scholar, filmmaker and journalist Brian Winston makes a provocative argument about the future of the form, based on a rich understanding of the past.

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"Evolution of a Criminal" Screening

Partner Event

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? In this gripping blend of documentary, true-crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act.

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Navigating Washington After the Elections: Networking for Jobs in Strategic Communication, Politics & Journalism

Partner Event

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:30am

Location: 1776. Address: 1133 15th St NW

Join us November 19th at start-up incubator 1776 for an expert panel of Washington insiders sharing tips, resources and knowledge on getting your foot in the right doors. This is THE event for smart networkers, whether you are an established player or start-up. 

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"Evolution of a Criminal" Screening

Partner Event

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 5:00pm

Location: Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? In this gripping blend of documentary, true-crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act.

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"A Path Appears" Screening

Partner Event

Date: Friday, January 16, 2015 - 7:30pm

Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

From the team that brought you the groundbreaking "Half the Sky," "A Path Appears" goes to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and the USA to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.

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"A Path Appears" Screening

Partner Event

Date: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 5:00pm

Location: Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

From the team that brought you the groundbreaking "Half the Sky," "A Path Appears" goes to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and the USA to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.

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"American Denial" Screening

Partner Event

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Follow the story of foreign researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal whose study, An American Dilemma (1944), provided a provocative inquiry into the dissonance between stated beliefs as a society and what is perpetuated and allowed in the name of those beliefs.

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