The importance of Cultural- & Biodiversity
On May 21 we will mark the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
We decided to highlight this day by focusing on the connection between cultural diversity and biodiversity. To represent this theme we have chosen to screen the beautiful and thought provoking documentary "Honeyland" directed by Tamara Kotevska, and Ljubomir Stefanov.
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. The film raises questions on consumerism, biodiversity, human rights, and cultural diversity.
The screening of the movie will take place both at our cinema partner, Kino and online for residents of Iceland, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Lithuania. For a full experience we recommend you to screen it at 15.30 just before the panel discussion.
Indeed, at 17.00 you are welcome to join an interesting discussion moderated by Alejandro Fuentes, with the participation of Claudia Ituarte-Lima, both Senior Researchers at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. International experts will discuss the impact of biodiversity changes on cultural diversity, and in particular on small communities, including indigenous people. They will also question the role of Human rights in the protection of both cultural diversity and biodiveristy.
Register for the panel discussion on Zoom here!
Dr. Claudia Ituarte-Lima is an international public lawyer and scholar. For more than 15 years, she has specialized in the human rights, biodiversity and climate law nexus both in theory and practice.Ituarte-Lima holds a PhD (University College London), MPhil (University of Cambridge), and a Law Degree (U. Iberoamericana). She is an affiliated senior researcher at the RWI, researcher on international environmental law at Stockholm Resilience Centre and research associate at University of British Columbia.