THE LAST SURVIVOR


Tuesday, June 26 @ 7:00 PM | The City Library – Salt Lake City

Directed by Michael Pertnoy and Michael Kleiman
88 min | 2010 | USA

The Last Survivor presents the stories of genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate and foster a civic response to these horrific acts. Following the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities—The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and the Congo—The Last Survivor presents a unique opportunity to learn from the lessons and mistakes of our past in order to have a lasting social impact on how we act collectively in the face of similar issues today.

Winner, Special Jury Prize – 2010 Dallas International Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary and Audience Award – 2010 Oxford Festival

A panel discussion will be held following the film. Participants include Gerald Brown, director of Refugee Services Office as well as staff from Utah Health and Human Rights, all experienced in trauma rehabilitation, including Mara Rabin MD, Brent Pace LCSW, and Laura Bennett-Murphy PhD. This panel will discuss and answer questions regarding the refugee experience and barriers inherent in assimilating to life in Utah along with the significant challenges survivors of human rights abuses face.

Presented in partnership with Utah Health and Human Rights and in honor of the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture