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Cinema Corso and Cinema Iride

The University is once again pleased to host a special English language session of the Human Rights Film Festival Lugano, with one free screening in English with Italian subtitles on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at our Nielsen Auditorium:

Freedom for the Wolf by Rupert Russell.

Filmed over three years in five countries, Freedom for the Wolf is an epic investigation into the spread of illiberal democracy and contemporary resistance movements. From the young student protests in Hong Kong, to a rapper in post-Arab Spring Tunisia, and the viral comedians of Bollywood, we discover how people from every corner of the globe are fighting against elected leaders who trample on human rights, minorities, and their political opponents.

A panel discussion featuring Franklin Faculty Poulomi Dasgupta and Bernd Bucher, and Alan Friedman, American journalist and author, will follow the screening. Moderator: Michèle Volonté, journalist.

The event is open to all and entrance is free.

After the session at Franklin, the Human Rights Film Festival Lugano continues at Cinema Corso and Cinema Iride from October 9 to October 14. Most of the films shown will have English and Italian subtitles. For more information on the program, please visit the Film Festival website and Facebook page.