Movies 2020

18.00 Thursday 5th of March 

In the run-up to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Azzedine Nouiri, the world champion in seated shot put, inspires his childhood friend Youssef to take on the challenge of qualifying to the Games despite their lack of means and formal training. Through their inspiring friendship, We Could Be Heroes narrates the struggles of outcasts longing to conquer the extraordinary in order to finally have the same rights and opportunities as ordinary men at home, in Morocco.

Panel speakers: 
Fatmir Seremeti – Paralympic medalist for Sweden, inspirational lecturer and Director of Insight Visions.

Helen Avery – Helen Avery’s work concerns sustainability transitions in the Middle East, with a particular focus on strategies for environmentally and socially sustainable society building.

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Friday 6th of March 

PUSH is a new documentary from award-winning director Fredrik Gertten, investigating why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore. Housing is a fundamental human right, a precondition to a safe and healthy life. But in cities all around the world, having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues?

Panel speakers: 
Leilani Farha – Leilani Farha is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing. Farha is a lawyer and an alumna of the University of Toronto, and has been an Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty.

Morten Kjaerum – Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law since 2015.  Kjaerum was the founding Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) from 1991 to 2008.

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Saturday 7th of March 

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. 

Panel speakers: 
Josepha Wessels – a documentary filmmaker and Senior Lecturer in Communication for Development at the School of Arts and Communication, Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University. She is the author of “Documenting Syria, Filmmaking, Video Activism and Revolution”.

Erika Svedberg – editor of the book “Making Gender, Making War” which is a unique interdisciplinary collection of papers exploring the social construction of gender, war-making and peacekeeping.

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Saturday 7th of March 

Shimu fled her village as a child when her stepmother threatened to marry her off to a middle-aged man. Now 23 and living in the capital, she works grueling hours for paltry sums at a textile factory while her husband searches for work.

Panel speakers: 
Fabiana Avelar Pereira – Interested in international human rights law, with a focus on international labour law. Her research targets both collective labour law and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues concerning the regulation of supply chains, the promotion of freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. 

Jonah Wigerhäll – Jonah has extensive experience from working on sustainability and human rights in global fashion supply chains, as well as from civil society advocacy on corporate accountability. Currently working as senior programme officer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s China programme, his role also overlaps with the institutes thematic area Economic Globalisation and Human Rights, which touches on many of the same issues

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SATURDAY 7TH OF MARCH 

A complex portrait of a city and its inhabitants, The Hottest August gives us a window into the collective consciousness of the present. The film’s point of departure is one city over one month: New York City, including its outer boroughs, during August 2017. It’s a month heavy with the tension of a new President,  growing anxiety over everything from rising rents to marching white nationalists, and unrelenting news of either wildfires or hurricanes on every coast. The film pivots on the question of futurity: what does the future look like from where we are standing? And what if we are not all standing in the same place? 

Panel speakers: 
Alexander Bigge LidgrenAlexander Bigge Lidgren – Host of The Big Green Show and Environmentalist. Green growth helper to Enersize, Elonroad, Surfcleaner. Representative InnoEnergy South Sweden.

Johanna Alkan Olsson – Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research at Lund University. Specialized in heat.

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