A collection of six plays by award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux: Eyes of the Heart; Kidnap Road; Lemkin’s House; Mary and Myra; Selma ’65; and Silence of God. The plays have both national and international settings. Subjects include key figures in the history of human and civil rights; genocide; crimes against women; international human rights law; U.S. Civil Rights Movement; and Women’s Suffrage.
SEVERAL OF THE REAL-LIFE FIGURES IN FILLOUX’S PLAYS:
*Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian politician and activist, kidnapped by FARC revolutionary forces in 2002
*Myra Bradwell, first U.S. woman lawyer, instrumental in getting Mary Todd Lincoln released from an insane asylum in 1875
*Raphael Lemkin, originator of the term genocide, activist lawyer, and advisor on war crimes
*Mary Todd Lincoln, widow of President Abraham Lincoln
*Viola Liuzzo, Civil Rights activist murdered by the KKK in 1965
*Pol Pot, head of the Khmer Rouge regime, responsible for the deaths of nearly two million Cambodians
*William Proxmire, U.S. senator, advocate in Congress for the adoption of the International Convention for the Punishment of Genocide.