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FGCU Invites Public, Media to Free Screenings of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival Feb. 17-19

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public and media to free screenings of selected films and documentaries from Human Rights Watch's International Film Festival, Thursday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 19 in Reed Hall.

The event opens 6 p.m. Thursday with films and discussions about the varied roles that law enforcement agencies play in relation to human rights, including representatives from the Collier County Sheriff's Department who will speak on human trafficking.

At 5 p.m. Friday, FGCU associate professor of political science Richard Coughlin, an expert on international affairs, speaks about human rights. Friday's events focus on the stories of individual and community struggles for human recognition in the face of dehumanizing legislations, institutions and ideologies.

Saturday, the American Red Cross and the Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum make presentations alongside a full slate of showings. Events begin at 1 p.m.

FGCU's Human Rights Watch International Film Festival Screening Schedule
For more information on individual films, visit

Juvies     Thursday     7 p.m.     Saturday     1:00 p.m.
Deadline     Thursday     8:25 p.m.     Saturday     2:30 p.m.
Persons of Interest     Friday     5:45 p.m. & 8:45 p.m.
Goodbye Hungaria     Friday     7:10 p.m.     Saturday     1 p.m.
Saints and Sinners     Friday     8:25 p.m.     Saturday     4:45 p.m.
Repatriation     Saturday     2:30 & 7 p.m.
What the Eye Does Not See     Saturday     7 p.m.
Discordia     Saturday     7 p.m.
(A special showing of Discordia with a roundtable discussion on campus activism is offered for members of the FGCU community 5 p.m., Wednesday in 249 Reed Hall)

Human Rights Watch ( ) is the largest human rights organization based in the United States. Human Rights Watch works to research, publicize and correct human rights abuses that occur around the world.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, Student Government Association, Renaissance Academy and Philosophy Club.

Seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

For more information, contact assistant professor of philosophy and literature Sean Kelly at (239) 590-7440.

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