Human Rights Film+Series: Intentions

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Tanju Ozdemir


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Join us for a screening of “Intentions” at pm,
followed by an engaged dialogue with the filmmaker and community partners 


About the Film: Intentions is a narrative short film about a gathering of three Turkish couples (one settled in the U.S.) at a dinner table discussing the notion of hospitality and racism within the framework of the current Syrian refugee crisis and Afro-Turks in Turkey.

About the Filmmaker: Tanju Ozdemir is a Turkish filmmaker who writes and directs films that study the complexities of human relationships, dreams, memories, and the contemporary experiences of life. Tanju received his M.F.A. in Film and Media Art from Emerson College (USA) in 2017. He teaches film and video production courses as an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut. He actively continues writing, directing, and producing his films. Tanju Ozdemir

Presented by Dodd Human Rights Impactthe Human Rights Institute, and Digital Media and Design at the University of Connecticut.

This year we spotlight new work by UConn Digital Media and Design faculty, Oscar GuerraHeejoo KimHeather CassanoTanju Özdemir, and James Coltrain, who address human rights issues through film, animation, and game design.

Free and Open to the Public. Registration required.

For more information visit the Human Rights Film+ Series website.  If you are an individual who requires accommodation to participate, please e-mail: