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Human Rights Film+Series: Blackhaven

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
7:00pm – 9:00pm


UConn Human Rights Film+Series in partnership with PBS Frontline and UConn Digital Media and Design presents Blackhaven by James Coltrain.

Please join us for a virtual presentation by the designer of Blackhaven followed by an engaged dialogue with community partners.

Please register here:

About the Game: Blackhaven is a first-person narrative game where players take the role of Kendra Turner,­ a summer intern at the Blackhaven Hall Historical Society, the museum commemorating a sprawling 18th colonial estate burned by the British during the American revolution. As Kendra follows her curiosity through the museum’s exhibits and archives, she finds cracks in Blackhaven’s official story and uncovers a trail of secrets and misdeeds that spans centuries and may determine her future.

About the Artist: James Coltrain’s research focuses on the development of public-facing, humanities-themed games. His first project is Cassius, a first-person narrative exploration game set in colonial Virginia. He is also a scholar of the historic architecture and material culture of the early Americas and has worked for over a decade building historical 3D visualizations. James Coltrain is currently an Assistant Professor in the Digital Media & Design Department at the University of Connecticut.

For more information visit the Human Rights Film+ Series website. If you are an individual who requires accommodation to participate, please e-mail:


Dodd Human Rights Impact (primary), Digital Media & Design, History Department, Human Rights Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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