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30 April 2020

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The 15th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by the Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) and Picture People. The 10-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the 77th Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.

GC launched the summer school programme in 2005 and was meant to be a one-off event but given the success of that initial programme, the summer school ran for another four years in Venice before moving in 2010 to the Huston School of Film & Digital Media part of the National University of Ireland in Galway where it flourished for other six years. Since 2017 the Summer School is back to its birthplace in Venice Lido.


Picture People

Picture People is a UK educational charity with 16 years of experience working with partners in over 20 countries across the world. We empower marginalised and vulnerable people to effectively use media and emerging technologies to expose abuses, affect social change and engage communities.

Live Panel: The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov


The live panel with the participation of Askold Kurov, Director of the documentary about the Ukrainian film Director Oleg Sentsov, will take place on 26 August 2019 at 15.30 (UTC +2) at the Global Campus of Human Rights Headquarters, the Monastery of San Nicolò – Riviera San Nicolò 26, Lido-Venice and it will be live-streamed on our Facebook channel.


The following representatives and speakers of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy will attend the panel:


  •  Askold Kurov, director and producer;
  • Emma Sandon, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television, Birbeck University of London;
  • William Schabas, Professor of International Law, Middlesex University London;
  • Nick Danziger, photographer and filmmaker, CHRA Executive Director;
  • Claudia Modonesi, CHRA Program Director.


For more information about the live panel please contact our Press Office at, about the Summer School