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March 6 - March 15
According to www.fifdh.org, “the FIFDH is the leading international event dedicated to film and human rights. For the past 16 years, the Festival has taken place in the heart of Geneva, the human rights capital, parallel to the annual main session of the UN Human Rights Council in March.
A 10-DAY FORUM PARALLEL TO THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
During 10 days, the FIFDH provides screenings and high-level debates in which human rights violations are denounced and debated robustly, wherever they occur. Diplomats, NGOs, victims, artists, philanthropists, activists, journalists, decision makers, and the general public are invited to debate their views in this unique setting. All the discussions are broadcasted live online: you can submit questions and engage with the debate directly, wherever you are.
Prominent personalities who have participated in the debates include : Nobel Prize laureates Shirin Ebadi, Joseph Stiglitz, Tawakkol Karman, and the Dr Denis Mukwege. High Commissioners Navi Pillayand Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein. Whistleblower Edward Snowden. The former President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff and Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. Nigerian writer Chimanda Ngozi Adichie, activists Pussy Riot, artists JR, Nancy Huston, Taslima Nasrin and Ai Weiwei. The lawyer Fatou Bensouda, as well as the diplomats Leila Shahid, Stephen J. Rapp and Samantha Power. Journalist Anna Politkovskaïa, as well as leading human rights thinkers Rokhaya Diallo, Edgar Morin, and Stéphane Hessel, alongside many victims and actors on the ground.”
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