December 9: International Human Rights Day
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11th of October: International Day of the Girl Child
To highlight this day, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Kino is showing the movie ‘The Seventeen’ that follows strong, empowering women in their fight for freedom and justice when it comes to abortion rights in El Salvador. The movie is followed by a panel discussion with experts on the topic.
May 21: On the Importance of Cultural- & Biodversity
Watch our latest discussion following the viewing of the beautiful and thought provoking documentary Honeyland. The film portrays humanity's balance with the ecosystem through Hatidže, one of the world's last wild beekeepers following an ancient tradition keeping bees.
March 21: The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Discover the main insights of the panel discussion.
January 27: The International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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About the Swedish Human Rights Film Festival
Since 2015, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Kino have hosted the Swedish Human Rights Film festival in Lund. The Film festival unites movies with human rights, together with panel discussions with international experts. Topics as climate change, gender equality and refugees have been covered over the past six years.
The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival is made possible thanks to the kind support from Film i Skåne, Sparbankstiftelsen Finn och Lunds Kommun.
2021 BUILD BACK BETTER
The United Nations has, in response to the new challenges the corona crisis leaves behind, launched a program, “Build Back Better”.
The purpose is to support the reconstruction of the world. The pandemic has widened the gaps in society and poverty. The focus will be on Agenda 2030, the Global Goals. We want to highlight the challenges that have become so obvious during the corona crisis; the lack of justice, equality, unequal distribution of resources and discrimination; of the elderly, of minorities and more.
As in previous years, we want to spread knowledge about human rights through films and panel discussions, but we want to complement and develop the concept by offering you some additional content. Our ambition for the future is to broaden the concept from film festival to festival and to touch on these issues in several ways.
We want to welcome our previous visitors; students, academics, pensioners and young adults. We would like to involve young people in the festival, e.g. by hosting events or contributing thoughts on content.
To build on the “Build Back Better” theme, we will host an event on selected UN days all-year around. During these days, we will show hand-picked movies on the topic in combination with an expert panel.
To become more inclusive, we have transformed the festival to a digital version to make it available for everyone. Each event will be launched online with the choice to stream the movie (for Swedish residents) followed by an interactive discussion about the topic and human rights issues.
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