2008-2009 Human Rights Film Series– The Kite Runner

Dear All,

My apologies for the delay in updates, but there has been a flurry of activity lately with the start of the academic year and little time left for writing!

Here is a brief update:

The UConn Libraries are currently revising their strategic plan, so if you have comments about ways in which the library can improve, things you like, things you don’t like, please let us know!  Feel free to leave your comments here on this blog!

Also, the Human Rights Film Series is kicking off this week!  The 2008-2009 theme is, “A Cinematic Exploration through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” in celebration of the 60th Annivesary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948-2008

The film series is sponsored by the Human Rights Initiative

Text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Film Series Poster (Adobe PDF; 148 KB)

All films are free, open to the public, and held at 4:00 pm in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Article 1: Freedom and Dignity

Film: The Kite Runner (2007)

Chronicles the lives of two boys, Amir & Hassan, in a divided Afghanistan on the verge of war.

For more information, go to the Dodd Center’s website, or see the film series’s Facebook page.