18th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Sep 24, 2020 12:01 am Sep 26, 2020 9:00 pm

The Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival celebrates its 18th year showcasing groundbreaking documentaries about human rights and social justice around the world.

Viewers with syr.edu log-ins will have 24-hour access to each film on the date listed, with live Q&As with each filmmaker.

Thursday, September 24
Coded Bias by Shalini Kantayya
(USA, 2020, captioned in English)
MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that facial recognition technology does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, inspiring her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. [Q&A with Kantayya at 8 p.m.]

Friday, September 25
Landfall by Cecilia Aldarondo
(USA, 2020, Spanish with English subtitles)
Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, Landfall reassembles a ruined world at the brink of transformation. [Q&A with Aldarondo has been moved to Sat. at 4 p.m.]

Saturday, September 26
Yeh Freedom Life by Priya Sen
(India, 2018, Hindi with English subtitles)
Witness the queer lives of three people in working-class South Delhi as they seek to build futures outside of the constant scrutiny and sanction of society and family. [Q&A with Sen at 8 p.m.]

This event is part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on “Futures.”

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This event was first published on September 14th, 2020 and last updated on September 14th, 2020.

Event Details

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  • Organizers
    CAS-Department of English,
    Humanities Center
  • Contact
    Roger Hallas and Tula Goenka, festival co-organizers
  • Accessibility
    Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART), Captioning
    Contact Roger Hallas and Tula Goenka, festival co-organizers to request accommodations