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.

2017 Spring Season

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“Sonita

Thursday, January 19
6:30 pm

Merriam Park Library
1831 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

Sonita dreams of being a famous rapper.  But as an Afghan teen living in Tehran, her dreams are dangerous: The Iranian government doesn't allow girls to sing in public, and back home in Afghanistan, she is expected to become a teenage bride.  Armed with nothing but passion and persistence, Sonita must risk it all to turn obstacle into opportunity.

A post-film discussion will be led by Advocates' staff. 

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“Audrie & Daisy”

Monday, February 27
6:30 pm

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

This urgent real-life drama examines the ripple effects on families, schools, and communities when two teenage girls find sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera.  In the aftermath, the girls each endure online harassment and become targets of social media bullying.  

A post-film discussion will be led by Advocates' staff. 

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“The Uncondemned”

Thursday, March 23
6:30 pm

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

"The Uncondemned" tells the gripping and world-changing story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an act of genocide. This is the story of their relentless fight for that landmark conviction, revealing for the first time the three Rwandan women who bravely came forward to testify despite the danger.  

A post-film discussion will be led by Advocates' staff. 

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If you have a film suggestion for a future series, please contact us via email or at 612-341-3302.