The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival

From March 31 to April 2, 2017, Lund and Stockholm will host the first Swedish Human Rights Film Festival.

The festival features three days of powerful and important films and discussions on the major human rights issues of our times.

The initiative comes from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

The Institute runs the festival in cooperation with Kino/Folkets Bio in Lund and Klarabiografen in Stockholm. The Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund and Stockholm are cooperation partners.

The festival is supported by Stockholm cityLund municipality, ABF StockholmABF MittSkåne , and Folkuniversitetet in Lund and Stockholm.

Kino/Folkets Bio i Lund

Folkets Bio got its first theatre in 1987 at Södran Mejeriet. Seven years later in 1994, Kino opened. Kino/Folkets Bio is a non-profit and contributes to expanding the selection of films in Lund.


Klarabiografen is located in Stockholm’s Culture House, Kulturhuset. It’s a public space for all people in Stockholm. The building contains libraries, a theatre, film, dance, music, art exhibitions and debates.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law combines evidence-based human rights research with direct engagement with international organisations, governments, national human rights institutions, the justice sector, local and regional authorities, universities, and the business sector to deepen understanding and strengthen respect for human rights and international humanitarian law.

The institute has been affiliated with Lund University in Sweden, one of the world’s top 100 rated universities, since 1984. Today, we are around 60 people located in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Jakarta, Lund, Nairobi, Phnom Penh and Stockholm.

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