2nd Edition of Human Rights Watch Film Festival: Films to Inform & Inspire, Nov. 19-23 2012 @ Alliance

November 19, 2012 at 11:28 am Leave a comment


Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading independent organization dedicated to defending and protecting human rights presents the 2nd edition of the Human rights Watch Film Festival in Nairobi.
The Film Festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

Dates: November 19-23, 2012
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Entrance: Free

All films will be followed by discussions

Snap Shot of the Programme
Mon. 19th Nov – 6.30pm
‘Special Flight’ by Fernand Melgar, Switzerland, 2011, 1h40
In French with English subtitles

The Chief Guest on the opening night will be Dr. Willy Mutunga, chief justice/president, Supreme Court of Kenya.

Discussants: Roel Debruyne (Danish Refugee Council), Dennis Likule (Refugee Consortium of Kenya), and Jacqueline Parlevliet (UNHCR)

Tue. 20th Nov- 6.30pm
‘Words of Witness’ by Mai Iskander, Egypt/US, 2012, 1h08
In English and Arabic with English subtitles

Discussants: Irungu Houghton (Oxfam), Aamera Jiwaji (Nairobi Business Monthly), and Philip Thigo (Social Development Network, SODNET)

Wed. 21st Nov- 6.30pm
‘The Island President’ by John Shenk, US, 2011, 1h40
In English and Dhivevi with English subtitles

Discussion: John Kioli (Kenya Climate Change Working Group); David Obura (CORDIO – Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean); and a representative of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Thu. 22nd Nov – 6.30pm
‘Love Crimes of Kabul’ by Tanaz Eshaghian, Afganistan/US, 2011, 1h10
In Dari and Pashto with English subtitles

Discussants: Ann Njogu (CREAW), Dorothy Ogutu (African Sex Worker Network) and Judy Okal (Center for Reproductive Rights)

Fri. 23rd Nov – 6.30pm
‘Call me Kuchu’ by Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall,Us, 2012, 1h27
In English and Luganda with English subtitles

Discussants: Pepe Julian Onziema (Sexual Minorities Uganda), Jackson Otieno (GALCK), John “Longjones” Wambere (Spectrum Uganda Initiatives), and Jane Wothaya (Gay Kenya Trust)

Download the programme 2012_Nairobi_FilmFestival

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