The East Side Freedom Library and Metropolitan State University invite you to “The Sound of Torture”: A Black History Month Film Screening/Discussion on Saturday, February 3 @ 1:00PM-3:00PM.
Join us for a screening of the international, award-winning documentary The Sound of Torture in commemoration of Black History Month. Since Europe closed its borders in 2006, thousands of Eritrean refugees fled their military dictator-ruled country towards Israel. The only way out is across the Sinai desert in Egypt. There, many are kidnapped by Bedouin smugglers and taken to camps where they are tortured and raped as they are forced to call their relatives begging for ransom for their release.
The film follows Meron Estefanos, an Eritrean journalist-activist living in Sweden. On her radio program she talks to hostages in the camps while recording their pleas for help as well as their family members raising money for their release. Read more here: http://www.soundoftorturefilm.com/info
The post-film discussion will be lead by Ayantu Tibeso, an independent researcher and archivist with the Oromo Documentary Project.