Pulitzer Center Film Festival

September 18, 2013

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Presenting the Pulitzer Center Film Festival “Global Crises, Human Stories”––a week-long celebration of reporting from around the world––featuring feature-length documentary films and shorts by award-winning Pulitzer Center journalists. The festival opens Thursday, (so get your ticket today!!) at 7 pm. with the Washington, DC premiere of “The Abominable Crime,” a film about the deadly consequences of homophobia in Jamaica, and the fight for freedom, security, and understanding. Evening includes a discussion with director Micah Fink and Maurice Tomlinson, whose story is told in the film. This premiere is free but reservations required at rsvp@pulitzercenter.org.


All films present heartbreaking stories of struggle and injustice that rarely receive the attention they deserve––but also stories of hope, redemption and justice in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. Buy your ticket today to reserve your seat for this upcoming week!


No Fire Zone: The true story of war crimes committed at the end of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009. Directed by Callum Macrae.

Outlawed in Pakistan: A rape victim’s odyssey through her country’s flawed justice system. Directed by Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann.

Seeds of Hope:One woman shines a beacon of hope to dispel the despair of women survivors of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Directed by Fiona Lloyd-Davies.

Pulitzer Center Photojournalist Shorts: A special shorts program featuring work by award-winning photojournalists including Shiho Fukada, Stephanie Sinclair, Dominic Bracco II, Larry C. Price, Andre Lambertson, Joshua Cogan, and Allison Shelley.


Tickets required for other films during the festival, which runs through September 26, general admission is $5, $3 for students and seniors. All screenings at the West End Cinema. Full schedule is available at: http://bit.ly/15JPqfV

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