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Film: Memory of Forgotten War
June 13, 2018 –
Wed., June 13, 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Forbes Library
MEMORY OF FORGOTTEN WAR conveys the human costs of military conflict through deeply personal accounts of the Korean War (1950-53) by four Korean-American survivors. Their stories take audiences through the trajectory of the war, from extensive bombing campaigns, to day-to-day struggle for survival and separation from family members across the DMZ. Decades later, each person reunites with relatives in North Korea, conveying beyond words the meaning of family loss. These stories belie the notion that war ends when the guns are silenced and foreshadow the future of countless others displaced by ongoing military conflict today.
The film's personal accounts are interwoven with thoughtful analysis and interpretation of events by historians Bruce Cumings and Ji-Yeon Yuh who situate these stories in a broader historical context. Additional visual materials, including newsreels, U.S. military footage, and archival photographs bring to life the political, social and historical forces that set in motion the tumultuous events of the War and its aftermath.
Local Korean-Americans and academic experts will participate in the post-film discussions.
|Jun 14, '18June 14, 2018
Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark
June 14, 2018 –
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark – Human Rights Defenders Profiled
Greenfield, MA – Four Rivers Charter Public School proudly presents Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark by Ariel Dorfman.
Directed by Leah Plath and featuring Four Rivers High School Juniors, this production will bring the struggle for dignity and human rights to the Pioneer Valley.
Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark is a multi-faceted project that has grown from a book written by human rights advocate Kerry Kennedy, which has inspired a moving and inspirational play by esteemed Chilean writer Ariel Dorfman. The book is based on interviews and stories of courage gathered over two years by Ms. Kennedy who interviewed an inspiring array of defenders from more than 36 countries and five continents. With 51 compelling stories of triumph over adversity, the book features human rights defenders who are willing to stand up in the face of imminent danger, speak out and make a difference.
The play examines human rights with issues as far ranging as political rights, free expression, honor killings, demilitarization, environmental activism, mental health, women’s and children’s rights, and national self-determination. The defenders come from all parts of the world and face every form of oppression and abuse, but they hold in common a profound capacity to ignite change.
Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark is on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls, MA.
The price of admission will be on a sliding scale from $5-$15, though no one will be turned away from attending. All proceeds will go to the Traprock Center For Peace and Justice.
In conjunction with the play, students will present a photo exhibition based on the defenders and adapted from the original Speak Truth to Power publication.
Speak Truth to Power seeks to promote a more just and peaceful world by galvanizing public support for international human rights through cultural, educational and web-based programs. Speak Truth is a core program of the Robert F. Kennedy Centre for Justice and Human Rights (www.rfkhumanrights.org).
For more information, please contact:
Alex Wilson, History Teacher, Four Rivers Charter Public School
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