UCLA hosts summit about human rights stories on the big screen


“Lights. Camera. Reaction: The Art of Impact in Entertainment,” a one-day summit at the Hammer Museum, will bring together award-winning directors and actors and prominent members of the legal and human rights communities for a landmark discussion that will illuminate issues of legality and ethics, creative integrity, production, distribution, and publicity as they relate to bringing human rights stories to the big screen. 

At the event, Academy Award-winning actor and activist Mira Sorvino will become the inaugural recipient of the UCLA Law Promise Institute Award for Contribution to Human Rights


Academy Award-winning producer and director Edward Zwick (“Shakespeare in Love,” “Blood Diamond”)
Academy Award-nominated documentary film producer Amy Ziering (“The Invisible War,” “The Hunting Ground”)
Academy Award-winning actor and activist Mira Sorvino (“Mighty Aphrodite,” “Summer of Sam”)
Academy Award-nominated producer Reginald Hudlin (“Django Unchained”)
Sundance Film Festival award-winning director Catherine Hardwicke (“Thirteen”)
Leading First Amendment and media law attorney Kelli Sager of Davis Wright Tremaine
Dale Cohen, director of the documentary film clinic at UCLA School of Law and special counsel for the PBS series “Frontline”


Friday, March 16

1:15 p.m. Registration
1:45 p.m. Picking the Battle: The Law and Ethics of Human Rights Entertainment
3:15 p.m. The Business of Impact: Producing Human Rights Entertainment
4:45 p.m. Art and War: Creating Human Rights Films
6 p.m. Promise Institute Award for Contribution to Human Rights Through the Arts


Hammer Museum at UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.


Photography will be allowed.


Bill Kisliuk, bkisliuk@law.ucla.edu, 310-206-2611

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