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November 2014

“Rain in a Dry Land” Film screening and Q&A with filmmaker Anne Makepeace

November 19, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fisher Studio Arts Seminar Room

Human Rights Project, Bard's Fine Arts Department, and the Department of Africana Studies invite you to the screening of Anne Makepeace's, "Rain in a Dry Land" followed by a discussion with Anne Makepeace. ANNE MAKEPEACE has written, produced and directed many award-winning independent films, including “We Still Live Here,” (PBS Independent Lens 2011, Telluride Moving Mountains Award); “Rain in a Dry Land,” (P.O.V. 2007, Emmy nomination); “Robert Capa in Love and War,” (Sundance, American Masters 2003, National Prime Time Emmy award); “Coming to…

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February 2015

Film screening: “Babylon,” followed by Q&A with filmmaker Youssef Chebbi

February 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Olin 102

Directed by Ala Eddine Slim, Ismaël, Youssef Chebbi | 2012 | Run time: 121 min. Between the Ras Jdir check-point separating Tunisia and Libya, and the town of Ben Guerdanne, there isn’t much except open countryside. During spring 2011, more than a million refugees of various nationalities and languages flocked to Tunisia, fleeing escalating combats in Libya between revolutionaries and pro-Gaddafi forces. Only a few weeks after the Tunisian revolution, a temporary town had to be built in the south…

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HAC screening of The Decent One

February 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Olin 102
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March 2015

Film Screening: Youssef Chebbi’s “Babylon”

March 16, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please join the Human Rights Project on February 9th for the screening of Babylon. Filmmaker Youssef Chebbi will be in attendance and able to answer questions after the film.  Babylon won the Grand Jury Prize when it screened in Marseille in 2012.  The film displays images that show different side to the media's portrayal of Tunisian-Libyan refugees http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2012/11/16/mapping-subjectivity-a-conversation-with-filmmaker-youssef-chebbi

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September 2015

The Best of Corto Circuito: A Mini Festival of Short Films

September 29, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Weiss Theater

Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30pm in Weis Cinema, Bard College Campus Center. Corto Circuito was formed eleven years ago in order to showcase short films made by filmmakers from Latin America, Spain and the United States in Spanish and Portuguese. Since then, it has grown exponentially, becoming a reference in the film festival scene of New York City and the country at large. Each year, their selections have included animated and fictional short films, as well as documentaries and experimental…

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October 2015

Film Screening: The Wanted 18

October 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ottoway Film Center

Wednesday, October 28th at 5pm in the Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center. Director Amer Shomali will be joining us for a screening and discussion of his animated documentary "The Wanted 18."  Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel." In response…

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December 2018

Screening of No Human Is Illegal, with discussion to follow

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weis Cinema

The Human Rights Project and the Hannah Arendt Center invite you to join us for a screening of NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL (2018, 61 mins.)  Followed by Q&A and discussion with filmmaker Richard Ledes and Bard students who work with Samos Volunteers Richard Ledes is the director and producer of the new film, NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL. It is a documentary about refugees currently detained on the Greek island of Lesvos. They are indefinitely awaiting a decision from the European…

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February 2019

Film screening and Q&A with Karam Ghossein and Emily Dische-Becker ’04

February 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Preston Theater

The Human Rights Project, Middle East Studies, Film and Electronic Arts, and the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs invite you to join us for and evening of films and discussion with EMILY DISCHE-BECKER '04 & KARAM GHOSSEIN               Street of Death (Lebanon/Germany, 2017, 22 minutes, Arabic w/ English subtitles) Directed by Karam Ghossein.  In “Street of Death,” the narrator revisits the site of his youth – a lawless slum suburb pushed up against Beirut’s international airport…

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IN WHOSE HONOR? Film and discussion with Charlene Teters and Jay Rosenstein

February 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Olin 102

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12 – 5:30pm  OLIN 102 Charlene Teters was a graduate art student at the University of Illinois, when she started a campaign to retire the school’s racist team mascot and was met with death threats. Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Jay Rosenstein – professor of Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois – made IN WHOSE HONOR to chronicle the controversy. It was aired in 1997 on PBS. Mr. Rosenstein is still receiving threats over the…

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