Kenyon College

Human Rights Film Series: The Crossing (2015)

February 23, 2017 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Human Rights Film Series

About the series:

A large multidisciplinary team of faculty and students are annually invited to curate selections from more than a dozen award-winning documentaries featured in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival held in NYC each summer.  Three of this year’s selections expand on themes central to the Gund’s winter exhibitions–Aftermath and Black Women/Black Lives–and provide insights into the experiences of black Americans, Iraq war veterans, and Syrian refugees. A fourth award-winning film addresses the story of corporate exploitation in Peru’s mineral rich Amazon region. Members of the curatorial team partner with other faculty, administrators, students and community members to lead meaningful post-screening discussions.



The Crossing (2015)

Thursday, February 23, 7:00PM

The Crossing follows a group of Syrian refugees on their treacherous journey to Europe. Fleeing war and persecution, the refugees embark on a perilous odyssey spanning two continents in efforts to reach safety. Once in Europe their hardships are not over, as they await an uncertain future in a refugee camp while being processed by the Kafkaesque European system.  The Crossing won the 2016 Best Film Award at One World in Brussels, the largest human rights film festival in the world.

Screening Dates

Tuesday, January 31: Do Not Resist (2016)

Tuesday, February 7: Almost Sunrise (2016)

Tuesday, February 14: When Two Worlds Collide (2016)

Thursday, February 23: The Crossing (2015)

All films are free and open to the public.


Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.