Cinema and human rights in Geneva

Article published on March 3, 2011
Article published on March 3, 2011
There is no doubt the debates will be lively at the 9th Film Festival and International Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH), which opens tomorrow in Geneva against the backdrop of the “Arab spring”.
Held from March 4-13 opposite the UN building, the event provides an open platform and invites filmmakers and personalities to “denounce the violations of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights wherever they occur”.

Léo Kaneman, FIFDH’s co-founder and co-director along with Yael Reinharz Hazan, said that this year’s festival will tackle subjects like “the rise of European populisms, justice in the face of history, journalists as terrorist targets, the citizens’ revolution in Tunisia and Egypt, repression in Russia and China”.

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