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Summer Human Rights Film Series: Well-Founded Fear

Thursday, July 25, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education


Camera As Witness: Human Dignity—Faces of ImmigrationThis film series is moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness program director and founder of the UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) international documentary film festival. This year, Bojic is devoting the series to the urgent and fraught challenge of human immigration. The filmmakers in this Summer’s series give this global political issue a human face, taking us inside the lives of men women and children who leave home, setting out for what they hope will be better and safer lives elsewhere. Well-Founded Fear (119 min.)Directors: Shari Robertson and Michael CameriniThis documentary looks at the process of granting political asylum to the United States. Who deserves it? Who gets it? Who decides? Entering the closed corridors of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the filmmakers uncover a world where American ideals about human rights collide with the nearly impossible task of trying to know the truth. Filmmakers Robertson and Camerini interview the asylum officers, lawyers, translators, economic migrants, and refugees looking for protection—all focused on the confidential interviews that are at the heart of the asylum process and for some, a matter of life or death.

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Continuing Studies, Camera as Witness
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