Human Rights Film Festival Focuses on Disability Rights

| August 27, 2013

“The Intouchables” screens Sept. 5.

This year, the Webster University Year of International Human Rights Film Festival focuses on disability rights. The films take place on Thursday evenings in September, at 7 p.m., in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

The first film, The Intouchables (Weinstein Company, 2012), screens Thursday, Sept. 5, followed by a discussion with Lionel Cuille, the Jane and Bruce Robert Endowed Chair in French and Francophone Studies at Webster University.

In French with English subtitles, The Intouchables is based on a true story between a disabled millionaire (Francios Cluzet) and his ex-con caretaker (Omary Sy). For more information, contact Andrea Miller at

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