About Us

The Human Rights Film Directory is a project of the University of Washington Libraries, in support of the Human Rights Education and Research Network (HRERN (external)). Most reviews to the database are written by library staff who view and research the films. Reviewing is also open to enrolled University of Washington students who contribute reviews according to an established method of analysis. Student reviews are often done as part of a course assignment.

Staff reviewers:

Glenda Pearson
Human Rights Librarian
Administrator, Human Rights Film Directory
University of Washingto

Justin Wadland
Reference Librarian
Human Rights Film Selector (Tacoma)
University of Washington Libraries, Tacoma

Amanda Hornby
Reference & Instruction Librarian
University of Washington Libraries, Bothell

Patty Carey - (2002)
Environmental Studies Librarian
Database and Web Technical Consultant
University of Washington Libraries, Seattle

Memo Cordova - (2000-2003)
Graduate Assistant, Information School
University of Washington Libraries
University of Washington, Seattle

Teresa Ferguson - (2003-2004)
Graduate Assistant, Information School
University of Washington Libraries
University of Washington, Seattle

Zola Maddison - (2004-2005)
Graduate Assistant, Information School
Suzzallo Reference and Government Publications
Evans School, International Development Certificate Program
University of Washington, Seattle

April Martin - (2010-2011)
Graduate Student Specialist, Information School
Microforms and Newspapers Collection
University of Washington Libraries
University of Washington, Seattle

University of Washington student reviewers:

Adam L. Coady
Bryan Ching
Heather Gervais
Jordan Harris
Cara Johnson
Beverly Slabosky
Anna C. Trombley - (2002-2003)

Faculty Advisors

Bruce Kochis
Assistant Professor, MAPS Administrator
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
University of Washington, Bothell

Rachel May
Associate Professor
Inter-Disciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington, Tacoma

Jamie Mayerfeld
Associate Professor
Political Science
University of Washington, Seattle

Want to Help?

The Human Rights Film Directory (HRFD), as stated in our mission statement, is an ongoing project to facilitate the collection of films that deal with human rights on a global scale and includes documentaries, television programs and feature films. Additionally, this directory will aid selection criteria for professors, students and interested parties by providing thorough and informative bibliographic information of its films. If you would like to assist the HRFD with film reviews you can access an instructional film reviewing primer here. If you are interested in conducting a classroom project that incorporates human rights issues, please contact Glenda Pearson, Cinema Studies/Human Rights Librarian.