About the swedish human rights film festival

Where human rights and movies unite

Welcome to the Swedish Human Rights Film Festival! Every year we unite movies with human rights through panel discussions with international experts. During 2021, we will have an all-year around film festival with a digital focus on the international United Nations (UN) days. The festival is organised by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Kino in Lund, Sweden. More information coming soon.

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 film and panel discussions, but we want to complement and develop the concept with other cultural activities, such as music, dance, theater, conversation and art. The ambition 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. 

Stay tuned for more information about the up-coming UN days, follow us on social media to receive current updates

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Visitors last year
The festival was a really interesting and thought-provoking experience. The combination of film and following expert was a great way to break down complex human rights issues in a way that made them easier to understand and discuss.
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