Wednesday, March 20
A Canadian drama following two young women, best friends from a rural town, as they face marginalization and struggle in a patriarchal society (93 min, drama).
Director: Jasmin Mozaffari
Q&A discussion with: Maria Tonini, who is a researcher at the department of Gender Studies, Lund University. She has worked on LGBTQ recognition, masculinity, and gendered vulnerability.
Thursday March 21
18.30: Gaza Surf Club
Swedish premiere! A documentary following local surfers weary of the constant state of emergency they live in, in Gaza, attempting to find the meaning to life through surfing (87 min, doc).
Director: Philip Gnadt
30-minute skype Q&A discussion with: Ibrahim N. Arafat. He is the surfer from Gaza featured in the documentary. As well as Mahmoud abu Rahma. He is a Palestinian human rights activist and International Relations Director with Al Mezan Center for Human Rights.
Markus Gunneflo, Senior Lecturer in Public International Law, Faculty of Law, Lund University, who has dedicated his research to investigate different aspects of public international law regarding the Israeli occupation and blockade of the Gaza strip.
Friday, March 22
19.15: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Swedish premiere! A documentary at the intersect of art and science which depicts humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet (87 min, doc).
Directors: Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier
Q&A discussion with:
Flaviano Bianchini, founder and director of Source International. Source equips communities and grassroots citizen organizations with the ability to measure the harmful consequences of natural resource extraction and bring lawsuits against their perpetrators.
Saturday, March 23
A drama that draws attention to the plight of children in Beirut’s slums and the situation people without ID cards find themselves in (121 min, doc).
Director: Nadine Labaki
30-minute Q&A discussion with: Spyros A. Sofos, a researcher at Lund University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Johanna Caminati Engström, a MSc student of International Development and Management at Lund University with a background in Human Rights Studies and an interest in global justice issues and global governance challenges.
16.00: Under the Wire
A documentary about the violations of international humanitarian law in Syria and the impact on people there (95 min, doc).
Director: Chris Martin
Q&A with Lina Biscaia, the former Acting Chief Analyst of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria. She currently serves as a Legal Adviser with the International, Impartial, and Independent Mechanism for Syria (IIIM).
Moderator: Dr. Charles C. Jalloh is the Fulbright Lund Distinguished Chair in Public International Law (2018-2019) at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and in the Lund University Faculty of Law, Sweden.
Sunday, March 24
13.00: Central Airport THF
A documentary that offers a glimpse into the lives of refugees being housed in an old airport. It strikes a perfect balance between people and locale (100 min, doc).
Director: Karim Aïnouz
Q&A panel discussion with: Eleni Karageorgiou. She is an international lawyer focusing on migration and asylum law in the European Asylum System. Eleni currently works as a senior lecturer at Lund University, Faculty of Law and conducts research for RWI’s People on the Move work.
The moderator is Kotada Yonus, co-founder of Aktarr.se, a large Arabic language news website in Sweden.
A drama about two Kenyan women who fall in love and are forced to choose between love and safety (83 min, drama).
Director: Wanuri Kahiu
30-minute skype Q&A with: Samantha Mugatsia, actress who plays Kena in Rafiki.
A documentary covering the gripping story of the fight of individuals against a booming and deadly asbestos industry (70min, doc).
Director: Daniel Lambo
Q&A panel discussion with: Tublu Krishnendu Mukherjee, barrister and Indian advocate at Doughty Street Chambers in London.