The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva will take place from 9 to 18 March 2018. The Festival is held in parallel to the annual main session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
It offers an extensive and carefully curated film selection. And it is the 10-day Forum that makes it so special and unique. It will open for discussions topics such as human rights, climate change, migration, war, feminism, and technology.
Besides traditional screening locations*, the festival will take place in prisons, shelters, and hospitals.
WATCH our Interview with Ms. Isabelle Gattiker, General and Artistic Director, and Mr. Philippe Mottaz, Forum Editorial Producer:
Human Rights Film Tour 2018
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights launched on 10 December 2017 a year-long tour in 45 countries.
Patrons of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights
Singer Barbara Hendricks, filmmaker Ken Loach, former French Minister of Justice Mr. Robert Badinter, former President of Switzerland Mr. Ruth Dreifuss, actor William Hurt, Ms. Louise Arbour and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was tragically killed in Baghdad.
*Théâtre Pitoëff, Maison des arts du Grütli, HEAD, Uni-Mail or Musée d’ethnographie
More information and tickets HERE.