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Law and Society Film screening #1: “Chocó” – Colombia (followed by a discussion with Prof. César Rodríguez-Garavito)
When: October 20th, 7-9pm
Film description: Chocó promised her daughter a cake for her birthday. For women like Chocó, keeping this promise is no simple task. This film, a participant of Berlin International Film Festival, tells the story of one person – and a whole region – in Southern Colombia, where poverty and hard labor prevail and human rights and dignities lack presence. The film sheds light on the problems of Afro-Colombian women, the gold mining industry and life in one of the poorest regions of world.
Speaker bio: César Rodríguez-Garavito is an Associate Professor of Law and the founding Director of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at the University of the Andes (Colombia). He is a founding member of the Center for Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia). He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Brown University, the University of Pretoria (South Africa), the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), the Åbo Academy of Human Rights (Finland), the Andean University of Quito and the Irish Center for Human Rights. He serves in the Editorial Board of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science and writes regular columns and articles for El Espectador.
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