Throughout April three film screenings will be held at the Charles B. Wang Center as part of the Human Rights Film Festival by the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and funded by the Presidential Mini-grant for Departmental Diversity. Discussion and Q&A session will be led by Professors E. K. Tan and Mireille Rebeiz from the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature.
All screenings are free and open to the public. RSVP is required here.
Wednesday, April 4, 4 pm, Theatre
Factory Complex provides a rare insight into the world of working women and their ongoing struggles, as hard-won earnings and workers’ rights are swallowed up by a rapidly modernizing society.
Out of Focus
Wednesday, April 11, 4 pm, Lecture Hall I
This documentary offers a harsh and unsettling portrait of poverty and urbanism through the sobering perspectives of “migrant children” in modern China.
Taste of Cement
Wednesday, April 18, 4 pm, Lecture Hall I
This documentary is about Syrian workers who often find themselves locked in the building site. The only contact with the outside world for these workers is the hole through which they climb out in the morning to begin a new day of work.