MY ROLE: Program Manager
Human Rights Watch Film Festival High School Program
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival sponsors a year-round High School Program whose mission is to provide high schools and after-school programs with a lending library of award-winning human rights documentaries, lesson plans, and resources. The program also provides guest speakers -- filmmakers, their subjects, and human rights advocates -- who travel to schools to speak to students about the issues raised in the films.
As Program Manager, I organized screenings across the five boroughs, leading large assemblies and coordinating guest speaker visits. I also selected films from past festivals for high school audiences and contacted the director and distributor to secure screening rights. Once cleared, I wrote a synopsis and discussion questions for each film. (Above: Life in Debt, Dir. Stephanie Black)