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Wednesday February 12

Filmmaker(s): Yoruba Richen
Year: 2013 / 82m

The New Black tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in light of the marriage equality movement and the fight over civil rights.

Q&A to follow with film subject Samantha Master and Sharon Lettman-Hicks, film subject and executive director and chief executive officer of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)
7:00 PM

Wednesday February 19

Filmmaker(s): Harry Freeland
Year: 2012 / 84m

Filmed over six years, In the Shadow of the Sun tells the story of two men with albinism in Tanzania pursuing their dreams in the face of virulent prejudice.

Q&A to follow with Shantha Rau Barriga, Director, Disability Rights program at Human Rights Watch
7:00 PM

Wednesday February 26

Filmmaker(s): Marc Wiese
Year: 2012 / 104m

Camp 14 – Total Control Zone is a fascinating portrait of a young man who grew up imprisoned by dehumanizing violence yet still found the will to escape.

Followed by discussion with Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
7:00 PM

Wednesday March 5

Filmmaker(s): Lisa Biagiotti, Duy Linh Tu and Joe Lindquist
Year: 2012 / 72m

deepsouth explores the rural American South and the people who inhabit its most distant corners. Beneath layers of history, poverty, and now soaring HIV infections, four Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive.

Q&A to follow with filmmaker Lisa Biaggiotti
7:00 PM

Wednesday March 12

Filmmaker(s): Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief
Year: 2012 / 75m

Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in one of Jordan's poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. When she is selected for an intriguing programme called the Barefoot College in India, Rafea doesn't need to think twice, and travels to join 30 illiterate women from different countries to train to become solar engineers.

Q&A to follow with filmmaker Mona Eldaief
7:00 PM