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Women's Institute Film Series

Join us for the following films, free and open to the public.





"Beneath the Blindfold" 

With a gentle yet insistent voice, this film tells the stories of four torture survivors from around the globe who are now among the more than 500,000 survivors who live in the U.S. It is the first documentary to fully look at the lifelong impact of torture on the physical and psychological health of survivors. We follow them through the daunting steps of building new lives, careers, and relationships.

 Thursday, February 11 @ 12:30 pm– 1:45 pm in FLRS 101

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"Don’t Tell Anyone" 

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. Angy arrived with her mother, fleeing violence, poverty, and civil war in their native Colombia. For 20 years they live in the shadows, struggling to stay afloat financially and avoid deportation while battling a complex and inequitable immigration system.  Now 24, Rivera becomes an activist for undocumented youth with a popular advice blog "Ask Angy" and a YouTube channel boasting more than 27,000 views.

Monday, March 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:40 am in HUM 125

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"Salam Neighbor"

Seven miles from war, 85,000 Syrians struggle to restart their lives inside Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. For the first time in history, two filmmakers fully embed themselves in the camp, providing an intimate look at the world’s most dire humanitarian crisis. 

Tuesday, April 5 @ 12:30 pm –2:00 pm in FLRS 101

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If you have any other questions about this film series, contact Carolin Woolson at 410-777-7033