GC and UNTL Human Rights Centre organise human rights section of the Dili International Film Festival

The Global Campus, together with the Human Rights Centre of the National University of Timor-Leste (HRC-UNTL) are glad to join the DIFF-Dili International Film Festival, co-organising the “Human Rights Day” of its 2021 edition, set to start on 1 October in the capital city of Timor-Leste.

Under the strong conviction that visual arts are a key tool for the advancement of human rights and democracy, the Global Campus is proud to include cinema in its cooperation work in Timor-Leste and support local creatives and relevant initiatives through the newly established UNTL Human Rights Centre.

The activities of the day include a workshop for young filmmakers and human rights activists, followed by a public screening of the awarded documentary “Aswang” (Philippines, 2019), centred on the violent extrajudicial repression organised by Rodrigo Duterte suspected drug users and street peddlers.

The workshop “Filmmaking for Human Rights: Tools for Documentary Storytelling’’ is made possible thanks to the expert support of our partner Picture People and the online participation of Nick Danziger and Claudia Modonesi, who will focus on the essentials of human rights documentary filmmaking - how to make ideas a reality, how to approach a topic, how to work with limited crew and equipment.

This activity represents an opportunity for local young filmmakers and activists wishing to learn more about the connections between human rights, films, digital media, and video advocacy, and how to use film as a tool for social change.

The event is supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Timor-Leste.

The Human Rights Centre of the National University of Timor-Lorosa’e is a new institution being currently set up in Dili by the UNTL together with the Global Campus of Human Rights. The Centre will engage in education, research, and international networking to become a member of the Global Campus Asia-Pacific network. The Centre is supported by the European Union. For info contact adriano.remiddi@gchumanrights.org

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