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Human Rights Watch Film Fest At MOPA

Above: Image from the documentary "Love Crimes of Kabul" which screens on Friday, January 20, 7:00 pm at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Description: Jailed for running away from home to escape abuse, for allegations of adultery, and other “moral crimes,” the women of Afghanistan’s Badum Bagh prison band together to fight for their freedom. The film follows three young prisoners as they go to trial, revealing the pressures and paradoxes that women in Afghanistan face today, and the dangerous consequences of refusing to fit into society’s norms. Directed by Tanaz Eshaghian.

Aired 1/18/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Guests

Amber Lucero-Criswell, Director of Education at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Professor Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, is chair of Women Studies at SDSU

Transcript

Hearing and reading about human rights abuses like the conditions of detainees or international sex trafficking and important. But seeing the conditions that abuse victims endure can make that information crystal clear and undeniable. The Human Rights Watch Film Festival comes to the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts for a second year. The festival includes six films covering a wide range of human rights issues. Trailers for most of the films screening at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival can be viewed below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVPH4hntyq8

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