Center presents film screening to promote human rights

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 01, 2010 7:20 AM

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As part of its "Careers for Change" series, the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights will present the film Owners of the Water: Conflict and Collaboration Over Rivers, at 7 p.m. today in 1505 Seamans Center. Admission is free.

The organization hopes through the "Careers for Change" series to bring activists and professionals specializing in a variety of fields of social justice and human rights.

The film is about a campaign to save the poorly treated Rio das Mortes River Basin in Brazil, which, because of uncontrolled soy cultivation, faces ruin. UI Associate Professor of anthropology Laura Graham worked with two indigenous filmmakers to put the film together.

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Graham

This screening is one of the Human Rights Center's events that attempt to raise awareness about the issues the world faces in social justice and human rights. The organization aims to promote and protect these rights.

— by Eric Hawkinson

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