“This human world” – Vienna International Human Rights Film Festival

About the Project

From 3rd to 11th of December 2015, the human rights film festival “this human world” took place for the eighth time, with BIM together with the Research Centre Human Rights as one of the main partners of the festival. On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (10 December), the festival aims to raise awareness of the worldwide situation of human rights. More than 100 films were screened, highlighting the variety of human rights issues. As a research institution, BIM took on the role of analyzing the issues raised in the films from a human rights perspective and making them accessible for the wider audience by hosting panel discussions with BIM experts as well as invited guest speakers. These events were also part of the seminar “Cinema and Human Rights”, which was offered during the winter term at the University of Vienna for the eighth time. During the film festival, BIM put on four film screenings, all followed by panel discussions. These included:

• The Austrian premiere of “Drought” by Brazilian film director Maria Ramos

•The Austrian premiere of the Columbian documentary “Marmato” by Mark Grieco

•The Austrian Premiere of “Zero Silence” by Javeria Rizvi Kabani, Alexandra Sandels and Jonny von Wallström

•The screening of the Italian production “On the Bride´s Side” in the presence of one of the directors: Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry

Altogether around 800 people visited the events organised by the BIM.

→ www.thishumanworld.at

→ http://human-rights.univie.ac.at

Project Data

Land: Austria
Persons involved: Anna Müller-Funk, Sandra Benecchi, Margit Ammer, Manfred Nowak
Lead Organisation: this human world
Partner organisations: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Austrian Human Rights League, Amnesty International Austria, Reporter without borders Austria, Research Centre Human Rights and many others
Project start: 12/2015
Project end: 12/2015
Project completed: Yes
Funded by: Swiss Embassy in Austria, Information Office of the European Parliament in Austria, Profil
Programme Line LBI-GMR: Human Dignity and Public Security