Location: VH 204
Date: March 5, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm – 6 pm
Join Law Women and Law Students for Human Rights for a film screening in honor of International Women’s Day. We will be showing two short films: Pray the Devil Back to Hell (winner of the 2008 Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival) and Through Her Eyes (a powerful documentary co-produced by Rebecca Gerome, a current NYU Law student). Dinner and drinks will be served.
Our first short film, “Through Her Eyes,” is a documentary about a woman’s inspiring story of strength and survival. Through scenes of her daily life in Amman, Jordan, Mervat shares how she rebuilt her life and regained her sense of dignity after surviving domestic violence and a crime “in the name of honor” which left her disabled. (17 mins)
“Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” the second film, is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. Featuring Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee. (54 mins)
International Women’s Day is held on March 8 every year and is a day to honor women’s achievements across political, economic, social, and cultural spectrums.