Human Rights Film Festival 2019: What Are We Leaving for Our Children?
The EMA / Global Campus Europe students of the Global Campus of Human Rights announce the 2019 Human Rights Film Festival on Saturday, 7 December 2019 at Palazzo Michiel/European Cultural Centre – Strada Nuova 4391 Campo Santi Apostoli 30121 Venezia, Italy.
This year’s theme is Future Generations: What Are We Leaving for Our Children? which welcomes a wide variety of human rights experts, activists, and academics that will lead interactive workshops and discussions and present film screenings on important human rights issues today. The event aims to raise awareness about human rights worldwide and to show how everyday people and communities can make a difference.
Through the lens of children’s rights, we will present four distinct human rights issues including:
- Gender and Sexuality
The festival will conclude by highlighting the positive advancements made by children and young filmmakers. This year the festival team is also committed to making the event environmentally sustainable by focusing on local partners and sustainable travel options.
Partners and Sponsors of the Event include: The Global Campus of Human Rights - Global Campus Europe, Right Livelihood Foundation, La Scuola dell’Infanzia Diaz, Sea-Watch, Venice Muncipality, Visual Pro 360, Centro Yoga Namaste Venezia, Rede Justiça Criminal, and Tralaltro Arcigay Padova
In this year’s festival, on the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we present 4 human rights issues and an optimistic look at the future, highlighting films and the positive change created by young people. After a day of short films, discussions and interactive activities, the event will finish with the screening of Lukas Dhont’s showstopper drama Girl about a trans girl who pursues a career as a ballerina, followed by an aperitivo.
Organized by the students of the 2019-2020 European Master’s in Human Rights at the Global Campus Europe - Global Campus of Human Rights
Free and open to the public
Palazzo Michiel (European Cultural Centre)
Strada Nuova - 4391 Campo Santi Apostoli, 30121 Venezia, Italy
(250m from Rialto Bridge, on Canal Grande)
Time Capsule Activity
Children’s Gallery Exhibition from La Scuola dell’Infanzia Diaz
Free Yoga Class: Paulina Kulczycki (30 min)
Words of Welcome: Introduction
Cluster #1: Environment
Plastic is Forever & Everything Connects (Director: Dylan D'Haeze)
Discussion (30 min)
Compass Activity: Athina Vazaiou (30 min)
Cluster #2: Migration
“Liberi di Salvare” Live Performance (Arianna Favaretto & Innocenzo Capriuoli)
Discussion w/ the performers and Matthias Abele (30 min)