The Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law presents the 2012 Rough Cut Video Festival at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The Video Festival will feature a series of short films produced by members of the Visual Legal Advocacy Seminar, taught by Professor Regina Austin L’73, the William A. Schnader Professor or Law and Director of the Penn Program of Documentaries and the Law.
A central component of the Program, Austin’s seminar exposes students to the use and analysis of law-genre documentaries and how they are used within the legal academy, while they learn about legal issues that are involved in making documentaries and explore the uses of nonfiction film as a tool of legal advocacy.
- Criminal Court debt
- The school-to-prison pipeline
- SSI benefits for children with so-called “silent disabilities”
- Immigrant women and services for victims of domestic violence