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Women's Human Rights Film Series
Women's Human Rights Film Series

In partnership with The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, The Advocates presents a Women's Human Rights Film Series. Documentaries on a wide range of women's rights issues are screened, followed by discussion hosted by The Advocates' staff and guests. The screenings take place at Saint Paul Public Library branches and are free and open to the public. 



2014 - 2015 Women's Human Rights Film Series

Fall 2014 Women’s Human Rights Film Series
“Girl Rising”
Mon., Sep. 22 > 6:30 p.m. 
Merriam Park Library,
1831 Marshall Ave.
St. Paul, MN

Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, this groundbreaking film tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 different countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. “Girl Rising” showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

“Call Me Kuchu”
Wed., Oct. 15 > 6:30 p.m. 

Riverview Library,
1 E George St.

St. Paul, MN

With the recent repeal of Uganda’s controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act, “Call Me Kuchu” provides a timely look at the work done by Ugandan activists in the year preceding the passage of the now infamous bill. Primarily following the life of David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man, the film demonstrates his efforts to spearhead activism in his home country and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women. 

“Not My Life”
Wed., Nov. 19 > 6:30 p.m.

Saint Anthony Park Library,
2245 Como Ave. 

St. Paul, MN

Filmed in a dozen countries on five continents, “Not My Life” takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited every day through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering. From brothels in India to street beggars and child soldiers in Africa, to domestic servants in Washington, D. C., the reality presented here is difficult to imagine, let alone accept.

“Light Fly, Fly High”

Wed., Dec. 10 > 6:30 p.m.
Merriam Park Library,
1831 Marshall Ave.

St. Paul, MN
Join us from 5:30 to 6:30 for a pre-screening reception in honor of International Human Rights Day (hosted by The Advocates)

Thulasi, a young Indian woman in her twenties, is literally willing to box her way out of poverty and into a better life. Born into a “Dalit” or “untouchable” Indian family, she left home at an early age to avoid an arranged marriage. Ten years later, despite her impressive record in the ring, Thulasi remains stuck at the bottom, deprived of opportunities she rightly deserves.


Spring 2015 Women's Human Rights Series
*please check back soon for more details!

For more details of the film screenings, check out our events calendar, or visit: The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library


Click here for the film series history.


If you have a film suggestion for a future series, please contact Sarah Herder at sherder@advrights.org or 612-746-4691.