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RFK Human Rights Speak Truth To Power (Video Contest)

March 3, 2018
In partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the Tribeca Film Institute, the 8th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Speak Truth To Power Video Contest invites middle and high school students to create short 3-5 minute videos about the work of a human rights defender.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s run for president, this contest asks students to make a connection between their chosen human rights defender and RFK, which could be done through the use of a quote, archival footage, or by including a connection in the narration.
"The contest, which has reached over 50,000 students across the country, engages both creative teachers and curious students. It inspires intellectual vigor, the pursuit of knowledge, and the daring to create change. Above all, it encourages a new generation of students who are not only aware of human rights abuses, but are prepared to do something about them."
Prizes will be awarded to students in the middle school and high school divisions, and the Grand Prize winning video will be premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018. Previous winners, featured videos of defenders tackling Islamophobia, police brutality, child labor, human trafficking, bullying, and domestic violence.
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