Human Rights Films Day 3 (2010 Season)
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 @ 7:00 PM,
Thu, Apr 22
7 pm TWO FILMS A Blooming Business
Delving deep into the global flower industry, this revealing film explores the human and environmental repercussions of giant factory grown flowers, and exposes the difficult reality behind the pretty flowers. (Ton van Zantvoort, 2009, 52 min.)
This Oscar-winning short doc recounts the emotional journey of two children in rural India born desperately poor and with cleft lips. Told in a vibrant cinema-verité style, the film follows its wide-eyed protagonists on a journey from isolation to embrace. (Megan Mylan, 2008, 39 min.)Filmmaker in attendance.
9 pm The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo
This Sundance Special Jury Prize-winning film is the inspiration for a 2008 U.N. Resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war. Dozens of survivors recount stories that are pulverizing in their intimacy and detail, but the powerful film also provides inspiring examples of resiliency, resistance, courage and grace. (Lisa F. Jackson, 2007, 76 min.)
Assistance provided by The Fund for Santa Barbara and Human Rights Watch Santa Barbara Committee
Sponsored by Santa Barbara Independent and KCSB radio.