Shorts and Animations – less than 45 minutes

STF Team’s Picks:

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Student Task Force 10th Anniversary Video (2009)

Type: Short from Brooke Greenberg, STF Alumna
Runtime: 35 seconds






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Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy

Type:  Short from Choices Program at Brown University
Runtime: 1 minute 51 seconds
Synopsis: Human rights in action, key concepts, how they are expressed in social movements, controversies, and how to join the debate on U.S. Policy.




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What are Human Rights? (2011)

Type: Short from weareedeos | Jul 22, 2011
Runtime: 8 minutes 40 seconds 
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” This is what it says in the very first Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The idea of Human Rights is one of the most important fundaments of human co-existence. At the same time human rights are subject to fierce debates and Human Rights violations are common all over the world.

But what exactly are Human Rights? Who is responsible for protecting them? And do they really apply to all people?

Also available in:
Français (French)
Español (Spanish)
Deutsch (German)

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The Last Survivor

Type: Documentary
Runtime: 22 minutes 39 seconds (Educational Version)
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Synopsis: Following the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities – The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo – The Last Survivor presents a unique opportunity to learn from the lessons and mistakes of our past in order to have a lasting social impact on how we act collectively in the face of similar issues today.

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Nancy Flowers “What is HRE?”

Type: Lecture
Runtime: 26 minutes 48 seconds
View the Workshop Aug 2, 2014
Synopsis: Nancy Flowers, a co-founder of HRE USA and long time HRE advocate, examines the history and evolution of human rights. She explains that the human rights framework gives students values, confidence and faith through which “they become concerned, involved citizens of the world and of their home communities, not just by-standers.”

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A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education (2010)

Type: Documentary
Runtime: 28 minutes 4 seconds
Synopsis: A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education presents three stories illustrating the impact of human rights education on school children (India), law enforcement agencies (Australia) and women victims of violence (Turkey).

A key message is that “One person can make a difference” in solving problems in society. Human rights education can transform people’s lives, empowering individuals on a path to dignity and bring about positive change in their respective communities and societies. In this sense, human rights education plays a fundamental role in ensuring equality and equal opportunities, combating discrimination and preventing human rights violations.

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Todd Jennings “Finding Our Place and Purposes in Human Rights Education”

Type: Lecture
Runtime: 36 minutes 39 seconds
View the Workshop May 11, 2013
Synopsis: Todd Jennings, a veteran human rights educator based at California State University, San Bernardino, gives the keynote address at a HRE USA regional HRE gathering.



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Inocente (2012)

Type: Documentary
Runtime: 40 mins
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Synopsis: Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short Film, Inocente, is the story of a talented 15-year-old Latina who, as an undocumented homeless immigrant, fiercely pursues her dream of becoming an artist. Inocente survived life’s greatest challenges, punctuated by a father deported for domestic abuse and an endless shuffle, year after year, through the city’s overcrowded homeless shelters and the constant threat of deportation. By chronicling the journey of this immensely talented young woman, the documentary sheds light on the current lightning rod issues of immigration and homelessness in America in a strikingly personal way.

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