GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Mother Daughter Sister with Jeanne Hallacy

Monday, March 18, 2019 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Mother, Daughter, Sister (Amae, Thamee, Ama)

Monday March 18 7:30pm

Merten Hall 1201 

Short documentary screening and discussion with director Jeanne Hallacy

Sponsored by GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series, Global Affairs, and Global Programs

 

Amae, Thamee, Ama (Mother, Daughter, Sister) exposes the Burmese military’s practice of using rape as a weapon of war and gives voice to Kachin and Rohingya women activists calling for justice for these crimes.

The film revolves around the stories of four women:  Shamima, a volunteer counselor working with survivors of military rape in the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh; Dil Kayas, a teenage survivor; and San Lung and Lu Ra, the sister and mother of two Kachin school teachers brutally raped and killed in 2015, allegedly by the Burmese military.

Powerful testimonies from survivors, witnesses and activists explore the far-reaching impact of sexual violence upon women and communities, woven with stories of courageous women calling for justice and a unified stand for an end to impunity.

See Jeanne Hallcy's site here. 

See this interview with Jeanne Hallacy.

Our screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Jeanne Hallacy. This Q&A will be moderated by Dr. Yasemin Ipek, of GMU's Global Affairs program. 

Our event is sponsored by Film and Media StudiesFilm and Video StudiesWomen and Gender StudiesGlobal Programs, and DKA (Delta Kappa Alpha). 

For more information, contact

Cynthia Fuchs cfuchs@gmu.edu

Lisa Breglia lbreglia@gmu.edu

For more information on the crimes committed by the military during the recent campaign: 

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/06/myanmar-military-top-brass-must-face-justice-for-crimes-against-humanity-targeting-rohingya/

For more information on the system of apartheid that exists for the Rohingya in Myanmar:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/11/myanmar-apartheid-in-rakhine-state/