*International Human Rights Film Festival*
*October 26, 27 and 28*
Tues Oct. 26 -- "Ghosts"
Three Muslim Canadian men were detained and tortured for months and years in Syria and Egypt. Upon their release, they return to Canada and try to find answers to why they were detained in the first place. This is a documentary about how fragile the balance between democracy, human right and national security can be in the post 9/11 era.
(Screening along with "Under One Sky: Voices of Youth")
Weds Oct. 27 -- "Burma VJ"
Armed with video-cameras, a tenacious band of Burmese reporters face down death to expose the repressive regime controlling their country. Winner of over 40 international awards and nominated for a 2009 Oscar for best documentary.
(With guest speaker Tin Maung Htoo from the Canadian Friends of Burma)
Thurs Oct. 28 -- "Under Rich Earth"
In a remote mountain valley in Ecuador, coffee and sugarcane farmers resist the prospect of being forced off their land to make way for a mining project. In a world dominated by news of massacres and terrorism, Under Rich Earth is a surprising and poignant tale of hope and determination.
*All films are Regina premieres*
*All screenings start at 7:30 pm at the University of Regina, Classroom Building Room 112*