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Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 to Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

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  • Morehouse College, Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center
  • 830 Westview Drive SW
  • Atlanta, Georgia

Morehouse Human Rights Film Festival

Morehouse College will host its first annual Human Rights Film Festival from Oct.10-12 at the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center. The Spelman College Social Justice Fellows Program encourages the community to participate to expand the AUC's footprint as an international leader in the development of social activists.

The inaugural festival will honor Spike Lee’s lifetime achievement in film and offer a platform to other independent filmmakers whose work promotes cultural understanding and exposes the injustices of the world.

Top festival entries will be screened for audiences along with some of Hollywood’s most anticipated movies. Kasi Lemmons’ new epic film “Harriet” will be screened Thursday, Oct. 10. Actor Nate Parker will share his new film “American Skin” Friday, Oct. 11. Parker directed and co-wrote the movie. Lee’s award-winning masterpiece “Do the Right Thing,” released 30 years ago, will be featured on Saturday, Oct. 12. And a documentary on the life of Martin Luther King Jr., “King in the Wilderness,” will also be shown Saturday.

The Human Rights Film Festival will also feature documentaries and short films submitted for judging—works that stimulate discussions about immigration, race, politics, health care, law enforcement, and the judicial system. In addition to seeing new films, festival attendees can also attend workshops conducted by masters in screenwriting, editing, directing, and producing.

Netflix and WarnerMedia will hold panel discussions on career opportunities for filmmakers, industry professionals, and business services workers. Filmmaker Oz Scott, who has also gained acclaim as a television producer and director (“Black Lightning”), and theater director (“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf”), will be a panelist on “Creating Film in Atlanta.”

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