September 11 Monday

Film: Hawar – My Journey to Genocide,” followed by discussion with filmmaker Düzen Tekkal

  • Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:15PM - 9:00PM
  • Room 127
  • Open To The Public
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Description

About the speaker: Düzen Tekkal is an award-winning German journalist and human rights activist of Kurdish-Yazidi origin and current chairwoman of HAWAR.help.

HÁWAR-- My Journey to Genocide documents the genocide of the Yazidis, one of the world’s oldest religious communities. In August 2014, the Islamic State attacked their towns and villages in northern Iraq, leaving 5,000 dead, half a million displaced and 3,000 girls and women forced into sexual enslavement. The film records the journey of German Yazidi journalist Düzen Tekkal and her father to explore the family’s Yazidi roots, a trip that becomes an odyssey to chronicle the genocide as it unfolds. The film demonstrates Yazidi resistance – armed, political, and spiritual – as well as the violence.

For more information, see https://hawar.help/hawar-the-documentation/?lang=en

Click here for the official English trailer

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Sponsored by the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights;  the MacMillan Center; the Genocide Studies Program; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; the Council on Middle Eastern Studies, and the Order Conflict and Violence Program.

Contact Information

Barbara Mianzo

[email protected]

203-432-7480