Documenting Justice Film Screening

Nov. 17: Documenting Justice.

7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

At the Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa.

We’ll be hosting the Second Annual International Documenting Justice Screening at the Bama. This year we’re proud to screen four student films created in four different countries: Rwanda, Uruguay, Cuba, and along the border with Mexico. These four films are the result of the unique year and a half long International Documenting Justice class. All of the filmmakers are UA undergrads, and your support of them during this very special screening would be greatly appreciated. I hope that you’ll encourage your students to attend the screening as well. Please pass this flyer along to your classes, and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again to my colleagues in Telecommunication & Film who make all this work possible.

Here’s a brief description of the four films:

What Is Left
What Is Left explores the work of Uruguay’s clasificadores, those who make a living by collecting recyclable materials from around Montevideo.

You Must Be Something
You Must Be Something journeys with Sunny Ntayombya as he grapples with his identity growing up as a refugee and returning to Rwanda after the 1994 genocide.

Beyond the Border
Beyond the Border explores the unique relationship between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The film seeks to understand how El Pasoans see their relationship with their violence-torn sister city.

The Garden and the City
The Garden and the City is a unique portrait of Havana, Cuba that juxtaposes scenes of city life with the stories of a farmer who tends a small urban garden.