The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center is sponsoring a film series for the upcoming Spring 2016 semester. All three films will be shown at the Sanford School in Room 04. The three screenings, each outlined below, will be followed by a Q&A session with Rotary Peace Fellows and an invited guest expert.
- The first film, Salam Neighbor, will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m. This film aims to tell the story of today’s refugees with the solemnity they warrant and the complexity the world needs to hear. Viewers are immersed into the life of a Syrian refugee through the journey of Chris and Zach, the first filmmakers allowed to register and live inside of a refugee camp.
- The second documentary, A Whisper to a Roar, will be shown on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 pm. The film outlines five democracy activists from five different countries – Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. These leaders, who range from students to prime ministers to heads of state, all risk their lives in order to work towards bringing freedom to their people.
- The final film in the series, The Price of Sex, will take place on Thursday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. This documentary follows the stories of Eastern European women in the sex trafficking trade and the abuse they suffer. Bulgarian photojournalist Mimi Chakarova goes undercover to gain unprecedented access into the lives of women who have been silenced by the shame, fear and violence surrounding the thriving industry of sex trafficking.
The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, one of only six such centers in the world, promotes peace through a holistic approach to training by combining conflict resolution methods, peace building and conflict prevention with an emphasis on sustainable development.