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Human Rights Film Projects:

With the Center's assistance, FSU Film School and Communications School students have worked on film projects examining a broad range of human rights issues. These projects include the following films:

Fighting for Life in the Death Belt
This documentary was produced by FSU Film School graduates Adam Elend and Jeff Marks, and examines the death penalty in the United States. In particular, it recounts the advocacy efforts of the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights on behalf of Death Row inmates.

Fields of Mudan
Produced by FSU Film School graduate Stevo Chan, Fields of Mudan is a drama that explores the sex trafficking of children in the United States. The winner of numerous film festival awards, Fields of Mudan has also been used in human trafficking trainings around the country. In January 2006 actress Darryl Hannah sponsored a special Hollywood screening of the film.


Breaking the Silence
Jointly produced by FSU Film School professor Valliere Richard Auzenne and Center's executive director Terry Coonan, Breaking the Silence draws on interviews conducted by FSU Film School graduate students with survivors of torture from around the world.

The film focuses on the activities of the Torture Abolition Survivor Support Coalition ("TASSC"), a Washington D.C. based torture survivor group founded by Sister Dianna Ortiz. The film also examines current U.S. complicity in torture.

Coming Soon

Eyes That Don't See, Hearts That Don't Feel
This film is being produced by FSU Communications School Professors Andy Opel and Paula Gardner and explores the issues faced by asylum seekers and survivors of torture who immigrate to the United States. The documentary is based on interviews with refugees and asylum seekers who have been assisted by the Gulf Coast Torture Treatment Center in Clearwater, Florida.