7:15 pm | Admission by donation | | Documentary, Drama, News

Amnesty International Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter holds their 5th Annual Human Rights Film showing at Rosendale Theater

The Mid-Hudson Valley Amnesty USA Chapter is showing the movie “Red Lines,” winner of eight international film festival awards at Rosendale Theater (408 Main St, Rosendale, NY 12472) on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:15pm. This represents the Amnesty Chapter’s 5th Annual Human Rights Film event at the community owned theater. The documentary “Red Lines” is the riveting story of Razan and Mouaz, as news from the Middle East worsens daily into a nightmare scenario. The story is one presciently foretold in 2012 as these two young, unlikely Syrian activists launch a radical plan for bringing democracy to their country, besieged by the brutal Bashar al-Assad regime. Under threat of death and armed only with the Internet, they organize when no one else will.

The event will bring awareness about the human rights situation in Syria and the global refugee crises. Amnesty International USA is currently working on a campaign to ask President Obama to significantly increase the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the U.S. Amnesty is also asking the U.S. Congress to appropriate sufficient funds to support Syrian refugee humanitarian needs, and reject any legislation that restricts their arrival based on discriminatory grounds, including religion.

The film will be followed by a discussion led by the Coordinator of Amnesty USA Hudson Valley, Ilgu Ozler (Associate Professor of Political Science SUNY New Paltz). For more information about the event please contact amnesty1003@aiusa.org