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Visiting Filmmaker Patrice O'Neill

Human Rights Film Series

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011 (All day)

Location: American University, Katzen Arts Center

Patrice O'NeillThe Center for Social Media will be hosting Patrice O'Neill for a Pull Focus interview, graduate film master class and screening of her latest film, Not in Our Town III: Light in the Darkness, the fourth in the 2011 Human Rights Film Series.





Light in the Darkness2:10 PM Graduate Film Master Class (registered students only)

5:30 PM Human Rights Film Series*

Screening: Not in Our Town III: Light in the Darkness  followed by Q&A with the Director and special guest.

*Co-sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law  at AU's Washington College of Law

In 2008, Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was murdered in Patchogue, New York. Marcelo's death was the tragic culmination of a wave of anti-immigrant violence in the community. Light in the Darkness chronicles the journey of Marcelo's family and community members as they react to their loss, the crime and the root causes of violence. The latest in the Not in Our Town series, the film carries on the tradition of documenting how communities organize and act together to prevent and repair the problems of hate crime to create an environment of safety and respect.