Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Thursday, Sept 18, 7pm @ The Herg, Newhouse 3

By Thomas Allen Harris

Thomas Allen Harris’s poetic and deeply personal film examines how black photographers—both professional and amateur—have used the camera as a tool for social change from photography’s invention to the present…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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All films are subtitled or closed-captioned in English. ASL interpreters will also be present for the Introductions and Q&As.

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…