• Through A Lens Darkly by Thomas Allen Haris

    Through A Lens Darkly

    by Thomas Allen Haris, Thursday, Sept 18, 7pm – Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

  • Lakshmi by Nagesh Kukunoor

    Lakshmi

    by Nagesh Kukunoor, Friday, Sept 19, 7pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

  • American Vagabond by Susanna Helke

    American Vagabond

    by Susanna Helke, Saturday, Sept 20, 1pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

  • Return To Homs by Talal Derki

    Return to Homs

    by Talal Derki, Saturday, Sept 20, 4pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

  • The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh

    The Missing Picture

    by Rithy Panh, Saturday, Sept 20, 7pm – Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

2014 SUHRFF

Lakshmi

August 14th, 2014

Friday, Sept 19, 7pm @ Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

By Nagesh Kukunoor

Almost 44,000 children are abducted in India every year, a quarter of whom are never traced. Most probably fall victim to sex trafficking. Inspired by a true story, the film follows 13-year-old Lakshmi, who is abducted along with several other girls in rural Andhra Pradesh…

American Vagabond

August 14th, 2014

Saturday, Sept 20, 1pm @ Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

By Susanna Helke

Susanna Helke’s lyrical and evocative film follows runaway queer youth living in the shadows of the city. James ran away from his parents’ home because they didn’t accept that he is gay. He tries to find refuge in San Francisco with his boyfriend, Tyler…

Return to Homs

August 14th, 2014

Saturday, Sept 20, 4pm @ Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

By Talal Derki

Closely following two friends over two years, Return to Homs is a visceral and urgent account of the Syrian revolution. Basset is a 19-year-old goalkeeper for the national soccer team. His plaintive protest songs make him a powerful voice of the opposition…

The Missing Picture

August 14th, 2014

Saturday, Sept 20, 7pm @ Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

By Rithy Panh

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, this critically acclaimed and aesthetically groundbreaking film is Rithy Panh’s personal quest to reimagine his childhood memories. From the time when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, the only recorded artifacts that remain are propaganda footage…

Welcome

August 13th, 2014

We proudly celebrate the twelfth anniversary of the Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival this year. We once again bring you an outstanding line-up of critically acclaimed films addressing social justice issues around the globe to Central New York. This year’s festival is part of Syracuse Symposium 2014: Perspective and is presented by the SU Humanities Center and the Newhouse School…

Digital Witness Symposium 2014

August 12th, 2014

The Central New York Humanities Corridor, generously supported by an award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will present the fifth annual Digital Witness Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in Watson Theater, Robert B. Menschel Media Center, 316 Waverly Avenue.

Sarah Wolozin (Open Documentary Lab, MIT) and Patricia Zimmermann (Ithaca College) discuss the capacities of computation and digital code for rethinking human rights media…