Event of the Austrian Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking in cooperation with the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day. Helmut Sax (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights) will anchor the concluding discussion and presentation of the results of the workshops.
The last event of the semester will deal with the question of the political role of artists and their influence on societal changes. This has become increasingly relevant in the current political climate.
Do we need artists to save the world?
The Vienna MAs of the human rights team cordially invite you to the graduation ceremony on 28 September 2015 at 11.00 am, in the Great Ceremony Hall (Großer Festsaal) of the University of Vienna.
For details, see the German version.
Event series throughout Austria on Citizinship Education and Human Rights Education
23rd April till 9th May 2015
EU013 / Italy / Alessio Genovese / 2014 / 62 min / OmeU
For the first time, a film crew is given the opportunity to film inside an Italian detention camp for refugees. Alessio Genovese reveals with the help of his camera, a world behind the high fences of 'fortress Europe', and provides a unique perspective of their detention centers, their prisons, and the dreary life of its inmates. The film illustrates the EU's repressive asylum and border policies and shows how hope and disappointment are everyday occurrences for immigrants within the EU.
Ruina / Germany / Markus Lenz / 2013/ 73min / OmeU
Ruina tells the story of a banking building in the center of Caracas, which had been closed due to bankruptcy. Now the large building is occupied and offers shelter to approximately 750 people. Ignored by the city administration and feared within the neighborhood, the residents of Torre Confinanzas are working on their own model of a socialist micro-society.
Filmmaker Markus Lenz shows more than a simple two-dimensional image. He dives deep into the lives of the residents and captures their alternative concept of life and work in his film. He sheds light on their work ethic, sense of duty and their sense of belonging, managing and o...rganizing.