EMA Human Rights Film Festival Returns to Venice with a Focus on Children's Rights

The EMA Human Rights Film Festival is set to return to Palazzo Michiel from 8 to 9 December, with a dedicated focus on children's rights. Now in its 13th edition, the festival is organised by students of the EMA Global Campus Europe [Global Campus of Human Rights (GCHR)] with the support of the Right Livelihood Foundation.

This free event aims to make human rights education more accessible, fostering awareness about contemporary issues in the context of the severe international wartime scenario.

The festival's engaging and accessible program aligns with the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. The central theme of this year's festival revolves around children's rights, addressing crucial aspects of their well-being and protection. Students from the European Master's in Human Rights and Democratisation program at GCHR spearhead the organisation of the EMA Human Rights Film Festival, with vital support from the Right Livelihood Foundation.

The festival kicks off on Friday, 8 December, at 6:00 PM with official welcomes, followed by the screening of the impactful film – "Promises" (Israel, Palestine, 2001). Renowned director Justine Shapiro will connect via streaming for question and answers following the screenings at 6:45 PM.

Saturday, 9 December, promises a morning dedicated to children and youth from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, featuring films tailored for the younger audience. The carefully curated selection mostly comprises dialogue-free films, including short movies shot in South America, revolving around environmental themes and children's relationships with their surroundings.

A specially designed space welcomes children and their parents or guardians to watch films together, ask questions, or engage in drawing activities. From 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, a yoga session, accessible by reservation, offers a unique experience.

The film screenings continue on Saturday at 12:00 PM with "Abia" (Jordan, 2022) and "Le temps une danse" (Belgium/Benin, 2022). At 2:00 PM, the big screen presents "Sami Blood" (Sweden, 2016), followed by "Dear Future Children" (Hong Kong, Chile, Uganda, 2021) at 4:00 PM. The evening showcases "Metro" (India, 2015) and "Biscuits" (Afghanistan, 2019) at 5:45 PM, with "For Sama" (Syria, 2019) at 7:00 PM. The festival concludes at 10:00 PM with farewells from the students.

For more information, visit the official website [https://www.emahrfilmfestival.com]. The festival will take place at Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, 4391, 30921, Campo Santi Apostoli, Venice.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with impactful stories and contribute to the ongoing dialogue on human rights.

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