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Human Rights Watch presents the film The Lesson followed by a discussion on October 21

through Linda Hubbard October 17, 2021

Emails Atherton resident Gloria Principe: “I am a member of the Silicon Valley Committee of Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an independent international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all. The organization is known for scrupulously investigating abuses, exposing the facts widely and pressuring those in power to uphold rights and secure justice. The goal of our committee is to share the work of HRW and seek to increase support for this outstanding organization.

“About twice a year, our Silicon Valley HRW Film Committee presents a film open to the general public that highlights an issue of human rights concern. In October, we present a film called Lesson. In this documentary, German filmmaker Elena Horn returns to her small rural hometown to follow four students from the public school system as they learn about the Nazi era and the Holocaust. The film highlights the essential need for quality education to avoid repeating historical mistakes.

“To access the link to view the film at home, viewers must register on HRW’s film website. The film will be available for viewing anytime through October 22, 2021. Those who register will be automatically registered for the panel discussion and Q&A taking place via Zoom on Thursday, October 21 at 12 p.m.

“Panelists include filmmaker, Elena Horn, German Human Rights Watch director Wenzel Michalske, and Zeid Ra’ad Hussein, UN Human Rights Chief from 2014 to 2018.”

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