Sunday, February 21, 2016

March 3 Film on Eritrean Exodus

The Center for Victims of Torture and The Humphrey School of Public Affairs present a screening and panel discussion of Refugee: The Eritrean Exodus.

The 2015 film follows Chris Cotter, an American traveler, as he explores a common migration path through Ethiopia and into Israel, tracking the plight of Eritrean refugees. Chris and his crew visit several refugee camps, including the never-before-documented Afar region. The refugees tell stories of oppression, torture, and survival. The outlook is bleak, but the spirit of the Eritrean refugees is hard to ignore.

A panel discussion will follow the film and feature: Exodus director, Chris Cotter; CVT's Director of International Services, Neal Porter; The Humphrey School's Diplomat-in-Residence, Dr. Mary Curtin; and East African community leader and Director of the Brian Coyle Center, Amano Dube.

Immediately following the screening and discussion, guests are invited to attend a happy hour at the nearby Red Sea Bar & Restaurant hosted by the Humphrey School's student group Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID).

Please be sure to reserve your ticket at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/refugee-the-eritrean-exodus-film-screening-discussion-tickets-21271441454 .
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