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Human Rights Film Series: "The Sameheart"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium

Human Rights Film Series 2015-2015

Brief and Unforgettable: Documenting Human Rights Abuses through Film

"The Same Heart" Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Konover Auditorium  Thomas J. Dodd Center, Storrs Campus The Same Heart follows a growing number of global economists, joining their voices with moral leaders of the world. They agree that an extremely small financial transaction tax, “The Robin Hood Tax,” could for the first time, place the needs of children at the heart of the global financial system. Suggesting a sustainable approach, The Same Heart also follows a dynamic Kenyan community organizer who devotes his life to making programs work from the bottom up.

Len Morris and Georgia Morris, Filmmakers of The Same Heart will lead a post-film discussion. 

Len Morris has been editing, producing and directing documentary films broadcast on most major networks in the US and internationally. He began his television journalism at ABC 20/20 and has independently produced documentaries through his production company, Galen Films for many years.

With the turn of the new millennium, he made a change from documentaries focused on the entertainment industry to films confronting children’s human rights, starting with Stolen Childhoods, about child labor, then on to Rescuing Emmanuel, about the life of street children and culminating with The Same Heart, a new approach to lifting children out of extreme poverty. Morris is also the Founder and Director of Media Voices for Children, a nonprofit online news agency for children’s rights.

The late Roberto (Robin) Romano, accomplished photographer, award-winning filmmaker, and human rights advocate, was also involved in the cinematography of The Same Heart. Although he passed away in 2013, his creative legacy involves a focus on human rights violations experienced by children around the world. His complete body of work including photos, films, and interviews, is now archived with the UConn Libraries’ Archives & Special Collections. To learn more about Romano's legacy, read this UConn Today article on the donation of his professional works. 

For more information about the film The Same Heart, see the following link: http://thesameheart.com/about-the-film.

To request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities and for any other questions regarding this event, please contact Lyndsay Nalbandian at lyndsay.nalbandian@uconn.edu.

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Lyndsay Nalbandian (lyndsay.nalbandian@uconn.edu)

Human Rights Institute (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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