Human Rights Films
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HRW Executive Director, Ken Roth, at Stanford University (USA, 2013)
Documentary, 57 mins, DVD
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Ken Roth, Human Rights Watch Director, participated in Stanford Human Rights Center's "The Future of Human Rights Speaker Series" on April 2, 2013.

The First Grader (Kenya, 2010)
Feature Film, Drama, 103 mins, DVD
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An 84-year-old Kenyan man demands his education when the government announces it will offer free primary education.

The Harvest (USA, 2010)
Documentary, 90 mins, DVD
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THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA is the story of the children who work as many as 12 hours a day, six months a year in the scorching hot sun, without the protection of child labor laws. These children are not toiling in the fields in some far away land. They are working here, in our back yard, in America.

A Small Act (Kenya, 2010)
Documentary, 88 mins, DVD
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When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but years later she does. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life. Inspired by her generosity, he starts a scholarship program of his own and names it for his former benefactor.

The top students in Mukubu primary school are in the exact same situation as Chris once was. They are bright, but can’t afford to pay school fees. With the creation of Chris’ fund, these students have new hope. But the program is small; how many will qualify for a scholarship?

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