"Seeds of Hope" and "The Abominable Crime" Screen at St. Louis Film Festival

"Seeds of Hope" is one of two documentaries produced by Pulitzer Center grantees screening at the Human Rights Spotlight in St. Louis.

Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 04:30pm to 09:30pm EST (GMT -0500)

Please join us Sunday, Nov. 17, for the St. Louis premieres of two Pulitzer Center-supported documentaries, "The Abominable Crime" and "Seeds of Hope," during the Human Rights Spotlight sessions of Cinema St. Louis/St. Louis International Film Festival. Award-winning filmmakers Fiona Lloyd-Davies and Micah Fink will participate in discussions after each of their films screen. All screenings are free. A free reception also follows "Seeds of Hope."

"The Abominable Crime," directed by Fink, is an award-winning documentary about homophobia in Jamaica, a mother's love for her child and an activist's troubled love for his country. In addition to Fink, Maurice Tomlinson, a subject in the film, will participate in the screening/discussion.

"Seeds of Hope," directed by Lloyd-Davies, tells the story of a woman in the Democratic Republic of Congo who shines a beacon of hope to dispel the despair of women survivors of rape. Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer will join in the discussion with Lloyd-Davies after her film screens. All four of them will attend the reception, which also is held as a culminating gathering for the Human Right Spotlight series.

We hope you can join us for both of the screenings, at 4:30 and 6:30 pm, respectively.

No RSVP needed for film screenings but requested for post-screening reception.

The Abominable Crime
Sunday, November 17, 4:30 p.m.
Brown Hall’s Auditorium, Forsyth Boulevard and Chaplin Drive (two blocks west of Skinker Boulevard) (map)

Seeds of Hope
Sunday, November 17, 6:30 p.m.
Brown Hall’s Auditorium, Forsyth Boulevard and Chaplin Drive (two blocks west of Skinker Boulevard) (map)

Human Rights Spotlight Reception
Sunday, Nov. 17, 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Holmes Lounge - Washington University in St. Louis
Holmes Lounge is close to Brown Hall. Holmes Lounge is sandwiched between Eads and Ridgley Halls on the Danforth Campus. The main entrance to the lobby overlooks Brookings Quadrangle.

We welcome all those who attended films at the Human Rights Spotlight sessions or who are interested in human rights issues to attend the reception and discuss these issues over food and beverages.

The reception is free but for planning purposes please RSVP through Eventbrite.