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18th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Time: 8 p.m. September 24 - 9 p.m. September 26

Location: Virtual Event

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

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

Use your login at Blackboard to enroll in the Organization “SUHRFF – SU Human Rights Film Festival (” for 24-hour access to each title on the date listed. Meet the filmmakers in live Zoom sessions (see Q&A times below), also accessed through Blackboard.

Download the official flyer or consult the festival website for further information.

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.  Filmmaker Q&A 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. Filmmaker Q&A at 4 p.m. on Saturday (9/26).

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.  Filmmaker Q&A at 8 p.m.

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

Additional supporters:

  • The Newhouse School
  • Anthropology
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Citizenship and Civic Engagement Program
  • Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • Democratizing Knowledge
  • English
  • Falk School
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Latino-Latin American Studies Program
  • LGBT Resource Center
  • LGBT Studies Program
  • Native American Studies Program
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • School of Education
  • Sociology
  • South Asia Center
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Disability Cultural Center

Roger Hallas / Tula Goenka, English / Newhouse