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|Human Rights Watch Box Set|
Actors: Howard Zinn, Janeane Garofalo, Kiron Kher
Director: Anthony Giacchino;John Scagliotti;Kief Davidson;Richard Ladkani;Ritu Sarin;Tenzing Sonam;Rithy Panh;Sabiha Sumar;Ana Carrigan;Bernard Stone
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Every year, Human Rights Watch endorses select First Run films that promote awareness of human rights abuses taking place worldwide. Now, First Run Features is offering seven HRW Select titles in one box set. Each disc inc... more »
Issues of Human Rights
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 07/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Human Rights Watch DVD Collection
Issues of Human Rights
First Run Features brings us a wonderful boxed set containing seven films that deal with the rights of us all. And there is more--on each of the disks are film notes written by experts in the field and supplementary material. The films included are;
"S21: The Khymer Rouge Killing Machine" which deals with the murder of almost two million Cambodians from 1975-1979.
"The Devil's Miner" is a look at two brothers, one 12 and one 14 who work in the silver mines of Bolivia so that they can help support their family.
"Dreaming Lhasa" is a journey into the fractures past of Tibet as well as a voyage of self discovery. We watch a young Tibetan woman from New York as she travels to northern India and finds herself falling in love with an ex-monk and we get a look at Tibetan culture.
"Silent Waters" looks at Pakistan in 1979 when General Zia-ul-Haq took command of the country and imposes Islamic nationalism.
"Dangerous Living" looks at the lives of gay and lesbian people in non-western cultures as we see the movement to end discrimination and violence against members of the GLBT community.
"The Camden 28" is a film about what happened in New Jersey at the draft board in 1971 when 28 activists tried to destroy records as an act of dissent against the war in Vietnam.
Finally "Roses in December" deals with the murder of lay missionary Jean Donovan and three American nuns in El Salvador in 1980 and explores American policy in Central America.
These are films that anyone who cares anything about human rights should want to see.