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. All films are free and open to the public.

2016 Fall Season

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“Profiled”

Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 pm

Hamline Midway Library
1558 Minnehaha Avenue W.
St. Paul, MN 

Veteran filmmaker Kathleen Foster knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latin youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality in the United States.  Driven by anger, the women transition from grieving parents to activists fighting for justice. 

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“Red Light Green Light”

Thursday, October 13
6:30 pm

St. Anthony Park Library
2245 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalizing prostitution.  Two Ontario filmmakers travel across 10 countries to explore the issue, attempting to answer the question: How can we prevent sexual exploitation before it happens in the first place?

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“Don't Tell Anyone”

Wednesday, November 30
6:30 pm

Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116

Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: she is undocumented.  Now 24, unable to pay college tuition and facing an uncertain future, Angy joins a generation of DREAMers eager to end their silence and push for social change. 

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If you have a film suggestion for a future series, please contact us via email or at 612-341-3302. To learn about films presented by the Women's Human Rights Film Series' history, click here.