September 16, 2010
Katyn, the first film for this year's Globalization and Sustainability Film Series, focusing on Eastern Europe and human rights, was presented on September 16. The Polish film, which was nominated for an Oscar, focuses on a World War II tragedy, in which the Soviet Union massacred tens of thousands of Polish officers and highly educated citizens. Katyn refers to the location of the killings and mass graves where the victims were buried. (See, for example, Scott, 2009).