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Cinema and Human Rights: The Grapes of Wrath

GRAPES OF WRATH tells the story of the Joads, a family of farmers from Oklahoma, who lose their farm during the Great Depression and a severe drought in the 1930s. With little work potential on the horizon of the Oklahoma dust bowls, the entire family packs up and heads for the promised land - California. But the arduous trip and harsh living conditions they encounter offer little hope, and family unity proves as daunting a challenge as any other they face. The movie is based on a novel by John Steinbeck.

The event will take place in English!

An introduction to the film will be provided by François Gemenne, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, SciencesPo Paris( IDDRI). The film screening forms part of the ClimMig Conference on Human Rights, Environmental Change, Migration and Displacement, which takes place on 20 and 21 September 2012.

TICKETS ARE FREE! To reserve tickets, please contact Topkino at or via telephone at +43 1/ 58 55 888. Reserved tickets have to be picked up 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the event.

The film series CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS is supported by Topkino and the Filmfestival this human world.

TOPKINO, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Wien