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Human Rights Film+Series: Intentions

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
7:00pm – 9:00pm


UConn Human Rights Film+Series in partnership with PBS Frontline presents Intentions by Tanju Ozdemir, UConn Digital Media and Design Faculty.

Please join us for a virtual film screening followed by an engaged dialogue with the filmmaker and community partners.

Please register here:

About the Film: Intentions is a narrative short film about a gathering of three Turkish couples (one settled in the U.S.) at a dinner table discussing the notion of hospitality and racism within the framework of the current Syrian refugee crisis and Afro-Turks in Turkey.

About the Filmmaker: Tanju Ozdemir is a Turkish filmmaker who writes and directs films that study the complexities of human relationships, dreams, memories, and the contemporary experiences of life. Tanju received his M.F.A. in Film and Media Art from Emerson College (USA) in 2017. He teaches film and video production courses as an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut. He actively continues writing, directing, and producing his films.

For more information visit the Human Rights Film+ Series website. If you are an individual who requires accommodation to participate, please e-mail:


Dodd Human Rights Impact (primary), Anthropology Department, Digital Media & Design, History Department, Human Rights Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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