The Friends and The Advocates for Human Rights return for a twelfth season of thought-provoking and enlightening films followed by moderated discussions throughout the fall and spring. Films in the series cover a broad range of human rights issues that affect women around the globe.
2017 Spring Season
Thursday, January 19, 6:30 p.m.
Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave., Saint Paul
Sonita dreams of being a famous rapper. But as an Afghan teen living in Tehran, her dreams are dangerous: the Iranian government doesn’t allow girls to sing in public, and back home in Afghanistan, she is expected to become a teenage bride. Armed with nothing but passion and persistence, Sonita must risk it all to turn obstacle into opportunity.
“Audrie & Daisy”
Monday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.
St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave., Saint Paul
This urgent real-life drama examines the ripple effects on families, schools, and communities when two teenage girls find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. In the aftermath, the girls each endure online harassment and become targets of social media bullying.
Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.
Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., Saint Paul
“The Uncondemned” tells the gripping and world-changing story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an act of genocide. This is the story of their relentless fight for that landmark conviction, revealing for the first time the three Rwandan women who bravely came forward to testify despite the danger.