The Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival celebrates its 17th year from Thursday, Sept 26 through Saturday, Sept 28, with an outstanding line-up of award-winning films addressing social justice issues around the globe. The festival is part of Syracuse Symposium 2019: SILENCE and is presented by the Syracuse University Humanities Center in the College of Arts & Sciences and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
The festival opens with Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements, directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky. Premiering earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, the film delves into an intergenerational exploration of living with deafness within the filmmaker’s own family. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Michael Schwartz, associate professor of law and director of the Disability Rights Clinic, and Beth Ferri, professor of disability studies and inclusive education in the School of Education.
Free and Open to the Public. DHH Accommodations provided. Film is captioned and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available during all introductions and Q&As. To request further accommodations please contact Kristen Northrop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.7358 by September 15.