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Lugano Human Rights Film Festival
Franklin University Switzerland is once again pleased to host a special English language session of the Lugano Human Rights Film Festival (Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano - www.festivaldirittiumani.ch) on Thursday, October 12th, 2017: Whose Streets?
From film-makers Sabaah Folayan and Damon DavisUSA – 2017 – 103’ – a Swiss premiere, in English, with subtitles in English and Italian
Three years ago, Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. His death prompted demonstrations, heavy-handed policing, violence and, eventually, national outcry. The film follows that arc as it unfolds, from the frontline of the protests to the behind-the-scenes of activists’ homes.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Franklin Faculty Dr. Alison Vogelaar and Dr. Fintan Hoey, and Diego Gilardoni, former U.S. correspondent for RSI, Radiotelevisione Svizzera. Moderator: Michèle Volontè, journalist at RSI, Radiotelevisione Svizzera.
Transportation will be arranged - please reach out to the Communications Office by no later than Friday, October 6th should you wish to book your seat.
The session will be open to all and entrance is free (bring your Franklin ID).