Tuesday, October 28, 2008

PAST: FILM: Screenings this WED, Oct 29th & THURS, Oct 30th as part of the 2008 Human Rights Film Series at American University, Free!

American University Hosts 2008 Human Rights Film Series:
The series will explore ways in which film and media are used to promote human rights.

WHAT: Ninth Annual Human Rights Film Series
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 15–Thursday, Nov. 13
DETAILS: Free and open to the public
METRO: Tenleytown AU, you can take the free AU shuttle bus

"At the Death House Door"
6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at WCL
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at AU's Wechsler Theater
Speaker: Peter Gilbert, director (Oct. 30).

The film follows the 15 years Pastor Carroll Pickett served as death house chaplain at the Huntsville, Texas, prison. It is based on audiotapes that Pickett recorded after every execution he presided over, 95 in all. The documentary focuses on the execution that bothered Pickett the most: the death of Carlos de Luna. Pickett believed de Luna was innocent. The film features the team of Chicago Tribune reporters who turned up evidence which strongly points to de Luna's innocence.

The film series is sponsored by AU's Office of the University Chaplain; the School of Communication's Center for Social Media; the Washington College of Law's Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law; and the School of International Service's Center for Global Peace, and International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program.

Oct. 29 Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016

Oct. 30 film screening: Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016

1 comment:

  1. On Thursday night Film maker Peter Gilbert will be there to answer questions! Don't miss this! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0318201/