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The Human Rights Video Project was organized to increase the public's awareness of human rights issues via documentary films, and to foster a community of filmmakers, librarians, activists, teachers and other citizens interested in using independent video to stimulate social change on a local level.

Twelve documentary films were selected by a panel of human rights professionals, librarians and filmmakers. The collection was then distributed free of charge to 300 public libraries nationwide, and 50 of these libraries received funding to create screenings and discussion programs in collaboration with local advocacy organizations.

Here, the Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists Green Sanctuary Committee and the New Port Richey Public Library have joined forces to host a monthly video discussion series, and the first screening — 16 short films from the 2005 Media That Matters Film Festival — begins at 7:15 p.m. Wed., Oct. 5, at the library. Come out, take in some issue-oriented films, and share your thoughts and views; adults and teens are welcome, and refreshments are provided.

Human Rights Video Project. For more information about the videos, visit New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey, 727-841-4547.

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