Ghosts of Johnston County Screening

GhostsJCDFP students Eric Juth (MFA ’14) and Michelle Ferris (MA ’13) will present a “work-in-progress” screening of their film Ghosts of Johnston County on Thursday, January 30th. The screening is free and will take place at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at UNC Chapel Hill at 6:00 p.m.

Ghosts of Johnston County tells the story of a handful of persistent advocates who lead an ongoing struggle to expose their community’s ties to the CIA’s extraordinary rendition and to shed light on the compelling human stories of its victims. The film unveils an “on the ground” account of this struggle, ending with a personal dialogue between advocates and a European survivor of the NC “torture taxi” flights. The film also includes critical commentary by Col. Morris Davis, the former lead U.S. prosecutor at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.

The film will be introduced by students in the UNC Law School’s Human Rights Policy Project and will be followed by a Q&A session with the directors and one of the film’s central characters.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNC Law School’s Human Rights Policy Project and by the UNC Center for Global Initiatives.

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