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Amnesty to screen film

By Staff | Sep 9, 2011

The Shepherd University/Shepherdstown chapter of Amnesty International will be screening “Which Way Home” at the Opera House in Shepherdstown on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. The event is free and everyone is invited.

A brief introduction to the film, the DREAM Act – an educational initiative for the children brought into the U.S. illegally – and to the local chapter of Amnesty International will precede the film. Afterwards, discussion about the film and relating topics will open.

“Which Way Home,” directed by Rebecca Cammisa and 2010 Academy Award nominated, tells the story of children journeying through Mexico to the United States.

Amnesty International won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for its “campaign against torture” and is world renowned for advocating for human rights. Amnesty is known for its letter writing campaigns and lobbying.

This event is part of the Amnesty International Upper Potomac Branch’s drive to reestablish itself as a visible and productive organization in the area. Come help make the local chapter’s first event of the fall season a success.