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Human rights film festival set for March 29-April 7

The 2006 Princeton Human Rights Film Festival, which will feature four movies focused on different regions of the world, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, through Friday, April 7, in McCosh 10.

The screenings will include talks with producers, directors, actors and writers involved with the films. The schedule is as follows:

  • "God Sleeps in Rwanda" will be shown at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, followed by a talk with producer and director Kimberlee Acquaro. The film, which examines the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, was nominated this year for an Academy Award for best short documentary.
  • "Private," based on a true story of a Palestinian family whose home is occupied by Israeli soldiers, will be screened at 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 31. Actress Hend Ayoub will discuss the film.
  • "Innocent Voices" will be shown at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, followed by a talk with screenwriter Oscar Torres. The film is based on Torres' experience growing up during El Salvador's civil war in the 1980s.
  • "Seoul Train," a documentary about an "underground railroad" of North Korean refugees, will be screened at 10 p.m. Friday, April 7. Director and producer Jim Butterworth will discuss the film following the screening.

The film festival is sponsored by the Undergraduate Film Organization and numerous University departments and offices.

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