BE MOVED. GET CHALLENGED. TAKE ACTION. 2013 was the 5th year of the Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival. The festival was programmed by The Oslo Documentary Cinema in collaboration with The Human Rights House, Oslo. The festival is dedicated to raising awareness and generating debate about important human rights issues in Norway and around the world. So far it’s the only festival of its kind in Norway. Human Rights Human Wrongs was founded in 2008 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration. The fifth anniversary of the festival consolidated our position as an important part of Oslo’s cultural scene. We had great audiences with a good mix of people at all our events. The films and debates reflected a large variety of human rights challenges at home and abroad. We received good coverage in the online and offline media channels, from in-depth interviews with guests to an exceptional presence in social media. At the 2013 festival, we took the Filmmakers/Changemakers seminar one step further by strengthening the connections between filmmakers and human rights organisations.
The festival aims to: • create attention, engagement and debate around human rights issues. • raise awareness about human rights violations committed by governments and corporations. • create a forum for activists, experts, filmmakers, and others with interest for human rights. • show the importance of documentary film in highlighting human rights abuses and inspire filmmakers to make films about human rights challenges.
OVERVIEW • A total of over 2,500 people present during the festival week • A great opening night with the screening of‘Call Me Kuchu’ • Over 30,000 people reached through social media and people engaging in the discussions online • 6 full days of screenings and debates • 21 documentaries from12 different countries • 2 Norwegian films • Introductions from filmmakers and experts • 7 panel debates and Q&As which advanced the themes of the festival and raised questions about how people can continue the action • 12 international guests who participated in the events • A wide array of experts and members of the Norwegian human rights community • 37 fantastic volunteers, a very positive increase from last year • 3 school screenings • Several screenings at cinemas around Oslo in collaboration with NGOs and other interest groups • A radio documentary added to the program • Increased use of visual communication tools on social media platforms such as photos and videos for more views and engagement
“Documentary filmmakers are an itinerant group of people, and at the core of their mission is going out and bringing back stories that aren’t been told in the mainstream media.” — Sean Farnel
Using Documentary as a Tool for Change
Human Rights Human Wrongs recognises the power of film to educate and inspire citizens concerned with the human rights in the world. Film is a powerful tool for change. Films for human rights open our eyes to the world around us and shed light on issues that need to be brought to the surface. The festival has become a meeting place and leading venue for screening human rights documentary films and coming together over shared concerns. Through the eyes of independent filmmakers, activists and experts, the festival provides spaces for a multitude of voices and stories. Documentary films enables us to get a deeper insight into specific issues and questions that go unnoticed in the mainstream news. Every film has its own introduction and the audience is encouraged to ask questions and engage in the debate after the screening. In programming the festival, we focus on the quality and relevance of the films and their ability to trigger debate. The films should reflect, inform on and provide understanding of human rights issues as well as give a voice to both advocates of justice and victims of human rights abuses. We strongly believe that raising awareness and engaging people in debate is the first step on the way to action.
THEMES As in previous years, we selected four different themes, which together constituted the focus of the festival. The selection of films and the questions raised in the debates were built around these. Each theme had 4-5 accompanying documentaries and guests.
Outcasts Millions of people in the world are considered outcasts only because we see them as different from ourselves. Dalits (untouchables), Roma people, sexual minorities and unwanted refugees are only some of these. Why and how do we maintain mechanisms and structures that reproduce mentalities which enable us to dehumanise others, making them outcasts? Films in this category included: Our School, The Hidden Genocide, Call Me Kuchu, De Andre (The Others), and When the Boys Return.
Freedom of Expression In China people are protesting against the censorship and looking for new ways of sharing information. Russia is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists and human rights activists to work in, especially in the North Caucasus region. What is the reality of people who are risking their lives to tell the truth? How can we help them spread the messages and highlight their cause? Films in this category included: Who Killed Natasha, High Tech Low Life, Shadows of Liberty, We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, and Belarusian Dream.
Protest Movements The Arab Spring gave renewed legitimacy to protest movements and ignited the belief that they could create lasting political change. The festival focused on the protests that more often than not take place outside of the media’s spotlight. Looking at cases from Angola, Tibet, Belarus and Russia, we wanted to investigate what the characteristics of these movements were and to what extent they are having an impact in their environments. Films in this category included: The Birth of a Movement, Gulabi Gang, Leaving Fear Behind, The Sun Behind the Clouds, Tibet in Song, Dear Mandela, and Budrus.
Payback/Economic Injustice What is the relationship between debt and human rights? Who is in debt to whom in the globlised economy? Under this theme our starting point was the Human Rights Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and from this we explored the covenant’s relation to climate and debt. Both the subtopics are subjects of debate in international negotiation processes. What does it mean that developing countires are in debt to industrialised countries? Do industrialised countries owe developing countries to pay the ’climate bill’? Films in this category included: Life and Debt, Carbon Rush, Good Copper, Bad Copper, and Payback.
PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS In the week leading up to the festival, we organised pre-screenings of Dear Mandela in collaboration with Amnesty International Blindern and Fellesrådet for Afrika (Chateu Neuf ) and Shadows of Liberty in collaboration with the Master program in Journalism at Høyskolen i Oslo (HiO). In Chateu Neuf we were met by a large audience (right) and it was also a great opportunity to promote the festival to younger audiences ahead of time.
Filmmakers/ Changemakers February 4th - Franny Armstrong and ‘The Age of Stupid’ – a study of alternative methods of financing and distribution through alliances. Franny Armstrong set a new standard for cooperation between filmmakers, NGOs and business with the creation of The Age of Stupid. The team distributed the film outside formal channels with innovative methods of funding and distribution. Fanny highlighted the phenomenon of crowdfunding and ways filmmakers can speed up their outreach through digital channels. The audience was inspired by her creative ways of engaging international audiences and igniting social movements. How do filmmakers and NGOs create strong alliances in order to tell stories about human rights, environmental issues, and social change? And how do we facilitate public action? Franny emphasised the importance of connections and networks and making sure the people you work with are inspired and fully committed to making a positive difference. The future of the film business, she said, is global- “you want to shake up the system and transport viewers to a different reality than their own.”
February 5th – Cooperation between businesses, NGOs and filmmakers The Filmmaker/Changemaker seminar was the second of its kind, with a focus on increasing collaboration between businesses, filmmakers and NGOs. The goal of the seminar was to find ways these groups can work together to create lasting social change. The seminar revolved around the topics of lessons learned from existing cooperation between industry, filmmakers and the voluntary sector, and elucidating the importance of considering long-term social benefits for enterprises’ development in relation to customers, employees, and shareholders. After the lectures, the different sectors came together with presentations and oneto-one conversations on potential projects. The turnout was above our expectations and it was great to see how people from different backgrounds (business, advocacy, research and film) could inspire and learn from each other. BritDoc, GoodPitch, and Puma Vision came to talk about innovative ways of financing documentaries and increase sustainable cooperation. Ingrid Stange from Partnership for Change argued that private business and documentary films are a good tool to illuminate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The debate further directed its attention to how business can apply a CSR strategy that will improve their contact with consumers and raise awareness about social issues. In addition to relevant lectures and debates, we organised a ‘speed dating’ activity, where filmmakers could pitch their project to a relevant NGO and possible funder. The day ended with the screening of Budrus, which won PumaCreative’s Impact Award in 2012. The Filmmakers/Changemakers seminar highlighted the need for more initiatives like this, and we will keep expanding on the concept. We would like to bring both established filmmakers and emerging talents to the stage.
Creating Partnerships for Change
GUESTS / SPEAKERS We had an incredible line-up of guests and speakers this year. In addition to our international guests, a wide range of Norwegian experts, filmmakers, and philanthropists joined in the debates and contributed to making an enabling and active environment around the festival. INTERNATIONAL GUESTS Gerald Sentongo came to Oslo in the midst of his activism in Kampala, Uganda, where his organisation Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) works towards hindering the inception of a new law against homosexuality. The law aims to give homosexuals lifetime in prison for their sexual orientation and potentially also a death sentence. Gerald Sentongo was our guest in 2011 and has also been given the Rafto-award for human rights activism.
Ngawang Choepel is a filmmaker, musician and Tibetanin-exile who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for making the film Tibet in Song. The film raises questions about the current situation in Tibet, which has been termed a â€˜cultural genocideâ€™. How can you explain that some people resort to self-immolation as an act of protest? A topic of debate at the festival was how the strong cultural imperialism led by China in Tibet is resulting in a loss of identity for many Tibetans living in Lhasa and beyond.
Stalin K is a human rights activist from India who fights against injustice and discrimination. For over thirty years he has been documenting human rights abuses, focusing on the issue of cast in particular. Stalin established Video Volunteers, which is a network of volunteer, grassroots activists filming issues related to caste and difference in India. Stalin argues that the rest of the world is turning a blind eye to this type of apartheid system. During his time at the festival he visited representatives from the office of foreign affairs, as well as a series of schools to shed light on the Indian caste system and discrimination.
Dr. Cephas Lumina is the UNs independent expert on the correlation between debt and human rights and international financial obligations. Who is in debt to whom in the globalised economy and what effect does debt have on human rights? Lumina has been promoting important principles for increased responsibility in international loan transactions: cancellation of illegitimate debts and distribution of responsibilities between debtors and lenders. Norway is a strong supporter of his work.
Dr Justin Pearce is a Teaching Fellow in Development Studies at the School of oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. He has been following the political developments in Angola closely for many years. Dr. Pearce was a valuable voice in the debates on whether Statoil and other Norwegian companies contribute to maintain authoritarian regimes, whilst people are fighting for social and political change. Sergej Ostaf is the director of the Moldovian human rights organisation CREDO and is a member of the expert coalition for the right to assemble in the OSSE. He participated in monitoring the Belarus opposition trials. Ostaf joined us in the debate on unsupported protests at Litteraturhuset, where we discussed what the international community can do to support peaceful protest movements. Justin DeKoszmovszky is the head of Global Sustainability Strategy and PUMA Vision. PUMA is a producer of sport clothes and equipment, but at the same time an active supporter of the production of relevant and socially aware documentaries. He participated at the seminar Filmmakers/Changemakers, where he spoke about the importance of gathering filmmakers, academics, activists and businesses for collaborating on important issues in their society. Alma Masic is head of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Bosnia-Herzegovina, an organisation working to build a common civil society across ethnic borders in the post-conflict region of former Yugoslavia. Her organisation promotes understanding and the rule of law in the region, through drawing attention to the past, present, and future. Achmed Gisajev is a lawyer and originally from Chechnya where he worked in the human rights organisation Memorial. He worked closely with Natasha Estemirova, and is featured in the film â€œWho Killed Natashaâ€?. Gisajev is currently affiliated with the Norwegian Helsinki Committee. Florian Irminger is the head of the advocacy program and the Geneva Office of the Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF). He has been following the work of the new UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus and the Rapporteur on freedom of association.
GUESTS / SPEAKERS NORWEGIAN GUESTS
Kenneth Elvebakk has directed several documentaries and received the Norwegian Television Award for Raballder (NRK, SVT). He featured his second radio documentary at the festival, Mohammeds Sons. Inna Sangadzhieva is the Director of Information and Policy at the Development Fund (Utviklingsfondet), and is also Chairman at ForUM for Environment and Development. His is an active writer and commentator on international environmental and development issues. Chungdak Koren is head of the Norwegian Tibet Committee and is known as an international spokesperson on human rights issues related to Tibet. She is also a member of the Tibet Parliament in exile. Gro Lindstad is the Executive Director of Forum for Women and Development (FOKUS). Eldrid Mageli is currently working on a doctorate on modern Indian social and political history at the University of Oslo. Mala Wang-Naveen is a writer and a journalist at Aftenposten. Dr. Aslak Jang책rd Orre is a Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsens Institutt in Bergen. He is a political scientist whose key competence areas include corruption and anticorruption, parties and opposition in Africa and the politics of decentralisation and civic participation in local governance.
OTHER SPEAKERS Maxyne Franklin (Britdoc), Nicole van Schaik (Goodpitch), Ingrid Stange (Partnership for Change), Erling Borgen (Borgen Production), Bjarte Mørner Tvedt (Piraya Film), John Peder Egenæs (Amnesty International), Ane Tusvik Bonde (Human Rights House Foundation), Carolina Maira Johansen (FOKUS), Gina Ekholt (SLUG), Sarah Prosser (moderator), Sverre Pedersen (The Norwegian Filmmaker Association), and Kristin Kjæret (FIAN).
From left: Nicole van Scaik (Goodpitch), Maxyne Franklin (Britdoc), and Justin DeKoszmovszky (Puma Vision)
Opening Night - Call Me Kuchu At the opening night, we had a packed audience at Parkteateret. Call me Kuchu is film about David Kato, one of the founders of SMUG (Sexual minorities Uganda). David Kato was murdered in January 2011 because he was openly gay. As the film was quite shocking and emotionally stirring, many people had questions about what could be done and the ways of taking action on this issue. Gerald Sentongo was present to answer questions before and after the film. It was a great beginning to five days of screenings and debates!
Highlights Our School Our School follows three Roma (commonly known as “Gypsy”) children in a rural Transylvanian village who are among the pioneer participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. Their story touches on issues ranging from institutionalized racism, public education, and the intractability of poverty, culminating in an outrageous finale that cements the Roma children’s struggle in the annals of egregious human rights violations.
The Tibet film evening on the 7th of February was a highlight for many people, as it combined three Tibetan films with interesting discussions and cultural additions. The combination of films gave us a much needed update on the 50 years of struggle in Tibet and the prospects of labelling the happenings a ‘cultural genocide’. We screened Leaving Fear Begind, The Sun Behind the Clouds, and Tibet in Song. The event took place at Cinemateket and was organised by the Norwegian Tibet Committe and Voice of Tibet.
Good Copper - Bad Copper
A powerful documentary about Glencore’s mining project in Zambia and the environmental damage it causes. The local community decides to fight back against a contamination that has transformed their homeland into an environmental hell. Before the film, there was introduction. After the film, we had a Q&A with Anne Kari Garberg, journalist and researcher at Framtiden i Våre Hender.
India Untouched This documentary gives a comprehensive look at the “untouchables” (Dalits) in India. Motivated by ancient religious edicts, no amount of governmental encouragement has been able to stop the tragic custom that discriminates human beings according to their birth. The film exposes the continued oppression of the Dalits, “the broken people,” in a wide variety of communities, including Sikhs, Christians and Muslims. After the film there was a Q&A by Stalin K, the director.
Belarusian Dream An inside story about the political opposition in Belarus. This film gave us a synopsis of how Lukashenko, Europe’s last dictator, came to power and how he has managed to hold on to it. It gives a very interesting look into how the opposition works and the violent oppression they face.
Radio Documentary: Mohammad’s Sons Mohammads Sons was the first radio documentay we have had at HRHW, and therefore an exciting addition to the program. The 40 minute documentary follows three homosexual Muslims in Oslo for one year to document their reality. What unfolded was a story about forbidden love and the right to love who you choose to love.
Concert: One Day I’ll Be A Little Old Lady Concert and party! One Day I’ll Be a Little Old Lady played folk and country-songs (with a political message), for the film festival’s audience on Friday night and the event was open for everyone. Social events after the screenings create an arena for people and get talking!
Who Killed Natasha?
The Birth of a Movement
Debates and Conversations DEBATE: Debt, Climate and Human Rights Dr. Cephas Lumina has studied the correlation between debt burdens and a country’s possibilities of securing economic, social and cultural rights. Andrew Kroglund from the Development Fund has written about how and why rich countries like Norway have to take greater responsibility in relation to climate challenges. Why is so little being done in these areas? There is not a lack of political promises, but rather a lack of solutions-oriented initiatives on both national and international levels.
DISCUSSION: Tibet- A Cultural Genocide? Chinese authorities say that the Tibetans are living happy and prosperous lives, fully enjoying religious, cultural and social rights and freedom of expression. The Tibetans claim that everything Tibetan is under attack and call China’s repressive policies a “cultural genocide”. Who are we to believe – and what is the real situation in Tibet right now?” With film director Ngawang Choephel, Chungdak Koren and Øystein Alme from Norwegian Tibet Committee and Voice of Tibet.
SEMINAR: Homosexuality in Uganda - How to stop the anti-gay bill? A discussion with Gerald Sentongo from Sexual Minorities Uganda. Politicians in the Ugandan parliament have suggested a bill to make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment or even death. The seminar was held in collaboration with LLH and the Norwegian Council for Africa at Litteraturhuset.
DEBATE: The Process of Othering Millions of people in the world are treated as outcasts and denied basic human rights. Dalits (untouchables), Roma people, unwanted refugees and sexual minorities are only some of these. Why do we maintain mechanisms that reproduce mentalities enabling us to dehumanize others? Which role do institutions, religion, culture and media play in creating outcasts in the 21st century? How do we create an inclusive society? The discussion included film director Stalin K. (India Untouched), Alma Masic, Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Bosnia, and Kristin Kjæret (FIAN).
DEBATE: Angola and Norway Investments vs. Mobilization in Repressive States Angola is the most important country for Norwegian business in Africa. For the last few years, attempts to protest against the authorities have been severely punished by the Angolan government. The same situation can be found in Azerbaijan. Statoil is heavily involved in both countries. With Dr. Justin Pearce (SOAS) and Dr. Aslak Jangård Orre (CMI)
SEMINAR: Unsupported Protests from Russia to Angola The past year has seen new forms of protest against the government in Angola: instead of guns, people now use hip hop to criticize those in power. In Belarus in 2010 and in Russia 2012, there were big mass protests against the authorities. In Tibet, dozens have set fire to themselves in protest against the Chinese government. What can the international community do to support peaceful protest movements in these countries? Screening of the short film, “Birth of a movement” (20 min)
School Screenings and Talks This year we had three school screenings. We also had several side-events organised in association with universities and NGOs. The school screenings were The Others / De Andre with Margaret Olin, Life and Debt with Gina Ekholt from SLUG, and We Are Legion. Stalin K had several talks and discussions in schools across Oslo. We also cooperated with the Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund (SAIH) for the screening of Gulabi Gang at Ringen Kino.
Photography Exhibition - kunstplass 5
To highlight the importance of creative approaches to human rights, we collaborated with the gallery â€“kunstplass5. The festival exhibition consisted of photography, video, and street art and the displays were connected to the themes of outcasts, protest movements, and freedom of expression. Street artist Thomas StĂ¸njum made live art at Olaf Ryes Plass. Documentary photographer Karen Robinson (UK) showcased colourful images from the Narmada River in India, where people at the bottom of the caste system are being evicted from their homes and black and white photographs documenting the reality of the Roma people in Romania. The experimental artist Adrian Hidalgo Nygaard displayed a video installation called DEMOCRACITY 2083. The exhibition was held in cooperation with Agua, Rios y Pueblos and FIVAS and received funding from Fritt Ord, The Human Rights House, and FIVAS.
Thoughts from the People Involved ”It was refreshing to be around like-minded, yet very different people. Volunteering at the festival motivated me to want to learn more about human rights issues. I gained a deeper appreciation and understanding of human rights and it opened my eyes to violations to which I was oblivious. Volunteering was certainly worthwhile experience and I plan to do it again in the future.” – Viva Combs, Volunteer “HRHW is to me a fantastic arena which brings a closeness to- and understanding of injustice from all corners of the world. To see a movie that hits close to your feelings and reason and afterwards to meet the main character or director of that movie is unique. These experiences leave strong prints on the hearts of the audience and I think this contributes to engagement around the issues to a much greater extent then if they were watched at home in front of the TV. These experiences have given me more passion towards sharing the stories and working towards a more just world. Standing face to face with pioneers such as Gerald Sentongo, Emmanuel Jal and Gene Sharp really makes an impact on you.” – Jonathan Borge Lie, Director, Human Rights Human Wrongs ”HRHW has been a good arena for us to share questions around the topic of debts and human rights and the consequences of these loans for people in developing countries to a new audience. The friday, which was mainly about economic questions, showed the complexity in structural reasons for poverty. We hope that the audience got new insight into global financial structures, and we would love to be part of arranging the festival again next year!”- Gina Ekholt, SLUG “The film festival increases the cooperation between the organisations at the Human Rights House in Oslo. By working together towards the festival, the issues we aim to address are put in a new perspective. This year we had a great seminar about the human rights situation in Angola and Aserbajdsjan which illustrated the similarities between these two oil countries.” - Ane Tusvik Bonde, Human Rights House Foundation ”A great forum for meeting engaged people. Through the festival we get an insight into other conflicts and situations that we haven’t necessarily heard about before.” - Maryam Sugaypova Human Rights House Foundation, Volunteer
“HRHW is a fantastic festival because it deals with some of the most important human rights issues of the moment and engages so many incredible people - volunteers, activists and professionals. To gather such a large number of idealistic, energetic and creative individuals in one place is simply very powerful. The festival organizers did an amazing job coordinating all volunteer forces. They also showed great appreciation of their volunteers, which made the experience not only educational but also a lot of fun. I would definitely reccomend volunteering for future HRHW festivals!” - Maria Sorlie Berntsen, Volunteer
”The film festival was a good place to meet new contacts and talk to students that are interested in the situation of freedom of expression in Russia.” - Dmitri Makarov, Youth Human Rights Movement ”FIAN is very pleased with this years’ festival. The visit by Stalin from India was a great success with participation at four different events at the festival – we even had to turn away 40 people at the door at the screening of his own film. He also visited six different high schools, had a meeting with the foreign commission at the Parliament, meeting with the Norwegian Network for Dalit Solidarity and gave three interviews to the Norwegian press. In total he met around one thousand people face to face, and advocated for the problem of the caste system in India and how it contributes to depriving several hundered million people of the right to food, in the name of tradition.” – Tom Henning Bratlie, Chief Information Officer, FIAN Norway
Outreach & PR • Social media platforms have been some of our main marketing venues and attracted many people to the festival. We used Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram throughout the festival to share relevant updates and information on human rights situations. • Of these, Facebook was the most effective venue. Using a combination of visual and informative communication, we increased the number of likes from 800 to over 2000. From January 1st- March 1st, we reached over 30,000 people. Compared to last year, we almost tripled our online reach. • We also used the Facebook page to connect with our partner organisations, highlight separate events and to encourage further action through petitions, initiatives, fundraisers etc. • Visitors could explore the films in the photo albums with covers and by watching trailers and reading articles about the various films. Facebook was also used to encourage debate and action after the screenings. • The website (www.humanfilm.no) functioned as the main portal during the festival and contains the program and timeline for the screenings, along with relevant information about screenings and guests. • As in previous years, we printed posters and flyers, which were distributed around and across Oslo by our volunteers. • More attention was given to marketing the festival ahead of time and mapping out our Norwegian audience, contacting relevant interest organizations, media channels, etc. • We advertised in the Norwegian newspapers Klassekampen, Ny Tid and Le Monde Diplomatique and through online event websites, forums, etc. • Learning from the findings in the 2012 report, we noted that there was much potential in the age group 18-24, so we focused on reaching out to students, universities. Many of our volunteers came from these types of institutions and were very important for marketing ourselves in the student communities at e.g. The University of Oslo, Westerdahls, NISS, NOROFF, andThe University of Ås, to mention a few.
Facebook reach based on gender, age, countries and languages.
Left - viral reach on facebook from Jan 1st to March 1st. Right - type of reach on facebook (organic, paid, viral and total).
Press Coverage and Media The festival received good coverage in the national media: from TV news features on NRK, and newspaper articles to online articles and radio slots. Our events and guests were featured in several online and offline news sources such as Ny Tid, Klassekampen, Radio, NRK and V책rt Land.
Behind the Scenes Directors
Volunteers We are eternally grateful for the help of our 37 volunteers. They spent over 500 hours before, during and after the festival working with everything from marketing and outreach to digital audience building and ticket sales. Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds- we have everything from students, researchers and activists to graphic designers, photographers and teachers. As seen in the feedback, they come together over the shared goal of creating change in their local community and beyond. Trine Andersen did an amazing job of coordinating all the volunteers at the festival and ensuring that everything from logistics to ticket selling ran smoothly. Vivi Ringnes was in charge of updating the website with new content and information. Caroline Hargreaves did a brilliant job with our visual communications strategy and running our social media campaign. Natalya Sarch made our fantastic festival trailer and made sure the events were recorded. All in all, the volunteers contribute to creating a thriving community around the festival.
Jonathan Borge Lie
Partnerships The festival was programmed in collaboration with Ane Tusvik Bonde (Human Rights House Foundation), Maryam Sugaipova (Human Rights House Foundation) Jon FĂŚrseth (The Norwegian Helsinki Committee), Espen Skran (The Norwegian Burma Committee), Elisabeth Ng Langdal (Health and Human Rights Info), Magnus FlackĂŠ (The Norwegian Council for Africa), Tom Henning Bratlie (FoodFirst Information and Action Network), Gina Ekholt (The Norwegian Coalition for Debt Cancellation (SLUG). The Norwegian Tibet Comittee and Voice of Tibet participated in arranging the Tibet Night at Cinemateket.
Building Awareness - The Audience
â€?We realised that the important thing was not the film itself but that which the film provokedâ€? - Fernando Solanas (Cinema as Gun)
The festival is organised by The Human Rights House Oslo and The Oslo Documentary Cinema (Oslo Dokumentarkino). Want to know more? Get in touch! Website: www.humanfilm.no Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Human-RightsHuman-Wrongs/ Twitter: @HRHW
This report was written by Caroline Hargreaves for The Oslo Documentary Cinema. Many thanks to Tom Henning Bratlie, Marie SĂ¸rlie Berntsen, Ketil Magnussen and Caroline Hargreaves for contributing with photographs. ÂŠ Human Rights Human Wrongs 2013