Children's Rights Film Series
The Center for the Human Rights of Children hosted a film series on Lakeshore Campus during the Spring semester of 2013. Following each film, a discussion on the issues of globalization and children’s rights was led by Dr. James Garbarino, CHRC's Senior Faculty Fellow and Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology. All films were held on the 4th floor of the Information Commons, and were free and open to the public.
Street Children of Africa: Will the dawn ever come? is a 1993 film, documenting children without homes and without any means of support other than what they can scrounge for themselves. Though this is a global phenomenon, this film focuses on children in West Africa, inviting a fascinating comparison to their American counterparts regarding their fears, dreams, familial ties, and their sense of home. This film was shown at 5:30pm on February 28, 2013.
Not My Life is a 2011 documentary, narrated by Glenn Close, about human trafficking. Filmed on five continents over a period of 4 years, it depicts the unspeakable practices of a multi-billion dollar global industry of child sex trafficking. Not My Life zeroes in on the fact that the vast majority of trafficking and slavery victims are children. It features dignified and inspiring testimony from survivors; depictions of trafficking, exploitation, and slavery in all parts of the world, including various forms of child enslavement and abuse in North and South America, Africa, and India. This film was shown at 5:30pm on March 21, 2013.
Which Way Home (2009): As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the harrowing dangers with amazing courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States. The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call "The Beast." They are the ones you never hear about - the invisible ones. This film was shown at 5:30pm on April 18, 2013.