Human Rights in the USA Film Series: “The Least of These”

Please join the Human Rights Institute and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center for the October film for the 2009-2010 Human Rights Film Series: Human Rights in the USA.

 Film:  The Least of These (2009)
Directed by Clark and Jesse Lyda

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
4:00 pm, Konover Auditorium
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

The Least of These offers a look at one of the most controversial aspects of American immigration policy:  family detention.  

The detention of immigrant children inside the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a former medium-security prison in Texas now operated by a private corporation leads to controversy when three activist attorneys discover troubling conditions at the facility, as families await asylum hearings or deportation proceedings.  This compelling documentary film explores the role – and limits – of community activism, and considers how American rights and values apply to the least powerful among us.

The film series is being held in conjunction with the Human Rights in the USA Conference, October 22-24, 2009.  The full film series schedule and downloadable poster is available on the Dodd Research Center’s website.