Global Perspectives Film Series
Enjoy your lunch hour with us by viewing one of the many films from our library.
The Global Perspectives Film Series is one of our many continuing educational activities. Our goal is to provide the TTUHSC and local community with information about global, national, and local health and social issues. Through the film series, attendees will also gain knowledge about various heritage celebrations, historic events, and current trends in medicine. They will also receive insight into the customs, culture, and history of other countries and people. Free snacks are provided.
- Thursday, November 13, 2014
- 12:00 noon CT
- ACB 240
Silenced Voices: Tales of Sri Lankan Journalists in Exile is a film about freedom of speech and messengers of truth. It demonstrates how much
individuals are willing to risk to bring information to light. The film focuses on personal encounters with exiled journalists from Sri Lanka
who have been "silenced" and targeted for assassination because they exposed corruption, massacres of civilians, and other war crimes committed
by the state. As the treatment of the press demonstrates, Sri Lanka is ranked as one of the worst countries in Asia with respect to freedom of
the press. Over the past few years, many outspoken journalists have been tortured or killed. Others have simply disappeared . At least 50 have
fled the country. Silenced Voices is their story.
While this film raises awareness of the difficulties faced by press in Sri Lanka, attendees should be aware that the film includes several
scenes of intense violence.
Previously Viewed Films
- If there are specific films you would like to see viewed as part of our series, your suggestions are always welcome. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 806.743.2900.
- All films shown as part of the series can be checked out through the OGH library. Visit the OGH Library web page for more information.