Monday, January 28, 2008

Rory Kennedy: A filmmaker with a conscience


About 450 of us showed up at Emerson Suites tonight to hear independent documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy talk about the extraordinary moments she has captured in the lives of "ordinary people" around the world -- ordinary people dying of AIDS, struggling to overcome drug addiction, explaining their participation in the inhumanity of Abu Ghraib. In more than a decade of work as a documentary filmmaker, Kennedy -- the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy -- has proven again and again that real stories are the best way to capture an audience and promote social change.
Her film, "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in the Park Auditorium, sponsored by the campus chapter of Amnesty International.

Even if you missed tonight's speech, it's well worth seeing.

Come to think of it, even if you saw tonight's speech, it's well worth seeing.)


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