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Human Rights Film Festival to Show

The Mount's Human Rights Film Festival presents a viewing and discussion of the award-winning documentary "Super Size Me" at 7 p.m. April 6 in the Doheny Lecture Hall.

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock wanted to see the effects of living on a fast-food diet and ate nothing but McDonald's cuisine for 30 days. This is his story. Coincidentally, within two months after the premier of "Super Size Me," the fastfood chain quit selling super-sized meals.

After the film, Ryan Benson, a winner from the television weight loss challenge show "The Biggest Loser" will help students explore the excesses of American culture and obesity, the country's impact on world eating habits, and the plight of more than 798 million hungry people around the globe.

Students and guests will be able to sign petitions calling on our national leaders to identify world hunger as a global crisis. Learn how to get involved in the community by feeding the homeless with Campus Ministry. Take the next step toward personal health by using the Fitness Center as a resource for knowledge and exercise.

Shuttles to the Doheny campus will leave at 6 p.m. and return at 9:30 p.m.

The event is supported by a generous grant from the 3M Foundation, the Human Rights Film Festival, the Sociology Department and the Human Services Program on the Doheny Campus.

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