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Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains

Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains

Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains

Switzerland, Geneva

Description

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND FORUM ON HUMAN RIGHTS
The FIFDH brings together filmmakers, human rights defenders, policymakers, media and citizens around leading violations of human dignity - to promote and amplify strong voices and build public support for human rights.
Each year in March, we show films and run a forum where all topics can be openly discussed, simultaneously with the UN Human Rights Council. Since 2003, we welcomed 233'000 festivalgoers, 60% under 35 years old.

GOALS OF FIFDH
Show the very best of international cinema, documentary and fiction films, on human rights
Amplify the voices and work of human rights defenders
Connect changemakers from all kind of horizons and strengthen international protection networks
Promote public support for human rights and ensure maintenance of public memory
Create a change at the local, regional and global level

A UNIQUE PUBLIC FORUM
Geneva is the capital-city of human rights, where all kind of people gravitates: campaigners, artists, diplomats, journalists, researchers, etc. But few places allow them to connect and discuss. FIFDH offers a platform for changemakers from across civil society to interact with policymakers. Fueled by great films, it unlocks new audiences and builds public support for human rights.

15 HIGH-LEVEL DISCUSSIONS BROADCASTED WORLDWIDE
Every evening, we invite changemakers to confront their points of view with the audience and offer solutions on some of the leading issues as: impunity, corruption, criminalization of minorities, climate change, cybersurveillance. We discuss issue the UN does not always address.
We bring together personalities such as late Anna Politkovskaia, artist Ai Weiwei, Nobel Prizes Shirin Ebadi and Joseph Stiglitz, activists Julian Assange and Edward Snowden (by Skype), UN High Commissioners Sergio Vieira de Mello, Navi Pillay and Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, Ambassadors Leila Shahid and Stephen J. Rapp, prosecutors Carla Del Ponte, Luis Moreno Ocampo and Fatou Bensouda, filmmakers as Juliette Binoche, William Hurt, Amos Gitai, and Rithy Panh, writers Russel Banks, Jorge Semprun and Nancy Huston, among others.

Date

9 March 2018 - 18 March 2018

Location

Switzerland, Geneva

Submission date

1 December 2017

Contact details

contact@fifdh.ch
http://www.fifdh.org
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