St. Charles Community College will show the film “Finding Face” at noon Tuesday, April 9, and host documentary filmmaker, Skye Fitzgerald, as a guest speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the auditorium of the Social Sciences Building. These events are free and open to the public.
“Finding Face” details the controversial case of Tat Marina, who was attacked with acid in Cambodia in 1999. The film contextualizes acid violence in Cambodia as both a human rights violation and a gender-based form of violence. In it, human rights workers and survivors of acid attacks discuss the many challenges faced by victims, as well as what they see as a culture of impunity surrounding violence against women.
Film producer Skye Fitzgerald has journeyed to scores of developing nations to establish an extensive experience working in non-traditional environments as a director of photography and producer of television and film. His production company, SpinFilm, specializes in challenging, worldwide subject matter. As a producer concerned with an increasingly globalized and connected world, Fitzgerald seeks to create thoughtful, probing projects addressing burgeoning social issues afflicting developing nations.
St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.