February 10, 2011, 7:00pm
Film Screening: "In the Land of the Free..."
Location: International House, 37th and Chestnut

In the Land of the Free... (2009), dir. Vadim Jean, UK/US,  BetaSP, 84m,  color, In English.

Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King—the Angola 3—have spent a combined century in solitary confinement in Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Targeted by prison officials for being members of the Black Panther Party and for fighting against terrible prison conditions, they were convicted of the murder of a prison guard, a verdict they continue to challenge and for which new evidence continues to emerge. In the Land of the Free... presents their ongoing story as dramatic events continue to unfold. Narrated by Samuel L Jackson.

Part of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. The works featured during Selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival help to put a human face on threats to individual freedom and dignity, and celebrate the power of the human spirit and intellect to prevail. They enable people to see human rights issues and their impact through the art of film, a medium that has the power to share individual stories of suffering and of strength across borders of all kinds. We see these films as capable of creating forums for discussion in communities across the Philadelphia Region and seek to empower everyone with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a very real difference.

Human Rights Watch, The Greenfield Intercultural Center, The Middle East Center, and the African Studies Center.