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Baruch College to Host Watchers of the Sky Screening



Watchers of the Sky movie poster

 

NEW YORK, NY -- October 15, 2015 -- The Wasserman Jewish Studies Center, located in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College  will host  a screening of Watchers of the Sky on Tuesday, October 20. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell, Academy-Award-nominated filmmaker Edet Belzberg brings viewers to inaccessible places and introduces indelible characters—all of them working to fight one of history’s most incorrigible realities. The film interweaves four modern stories while uncovering the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the tenacious lobbyist who created the word “genocide,” and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. This event is free and open to the public.

 

WHAT:  "Watchers of the Sky”

 

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 20, 2015

                        5:45 p.m.

 

WHERE:  Baruch College — The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus

               55 Lexington Avenue

              Engelman Recital Hall

 

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kirk Petersen, (646) 660-6124, kirk.petersen@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu

Evelisse Luciano, (646) 660-6134, evelisse.luciano@baruch.cuny.edu
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