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To herald the message of peace, respect, and reciprocity, the Preparatory Officer of the National Human Rights Museum has organized weekend screenings of notable films on human rights between July 19 and Aug. 24 in Taichung City.
The lineup includes "Footsteps of Taiwan's Human Rights History: Medical Care and Rights to Good Health” on July 19, "Yang Kui's Newspaper Delivery Boy” on July 26, "The Lady” on Aug. 2, and "Beyond the Blackboard” on Aug. 24.
The first film discusses human rights development throughout Taiwan's history, focusing on the advancement of medical knowledge and access to food, clothing, shelter, and medical care, while the second is the story of newspaper delivery boys facing discrimination from their lofty corporate employer as told by the late proletarian novelist Yang Kui.
The latter two films portray real events outside of Taiwan, including Burmese democratic icon Aung San Suu Kyi's decades-long house arrest, and the life of college graduate Stacey Bess, who turned down more prestigious offers and opted to stay as a teacher to homeless children.
The film screenings will be accompanied by a month-long book illustration fair, in which book lists have been drawn up to help readers pursue their areas of interest in human rights. More information is available at the event's Chinese-only website here.