CHRC Fall Film Series

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

Please join the Center for the Human Rights of Children and the Provost Office for Social Justice at Loyola University Chicago for our upcoming Fall Film Series. We are collaborating with several student organizations including Free the Slaves, the Latin American Student Organization, and Invisible Conflicts to bring two very powerful and important films to our campus this Fall!

This event is free and open to the public. Please forward this information to anyone who you think may be interested in attending these screenings. We are very excited for the films and hope to see you there! The Facebook event, which you can share with your friends, can be found here.

Please see below for all the information you need regarding each of the screenings, including the film synopses from their official websites. To view the trailer of each film, please click on its title.


The Harvest [La Cosecha]

Damen Student Center Theater
Thursday, October 10, 2013

“Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat.  Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive.  THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida’s tomato fields to follow the harvest.

From the Producers of the Academy-Award® Nominated film, WAR/DANCE and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, this award-winning documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 – 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America.”


Not My Life

Damen Student Center Theater
Monday, November 21, 2013

“Not My Life is the first film to comprehensively depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual exploitation, and child soldiering.

‘Human traffickers are earning billions of dollars on the backs and in the beds of our children,’ says the film’s director, Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, ‘and yet no one knows this is happening.’ We have a huge responsibility, right now, to learn the truth and act on it.

Challenging though it may be, Not My Life’s message is ultimately one of hope. Victims of slavery can be set free and go on to live extraoridnary lives. Those who advocate for them are growing in numbers, and increasingly effective. At this crossroad for the defining human rights issue of our time, Not My Life tells us that the choice between good and evil is, quite simply, ours.”

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