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The CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS series takes place in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.

                                      

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Past Events

Film & Discussion: Ecumenopolis – City Without Limits

WHEN: 06. December 2017, 18:00

WHERE: Schikaneder (Margaretenstraße 24, 1040 Vienna)

Turkey – Germany / Imre Azem / 2012 / Documentary / 88 min / OmeU

Istanbul’s high-rise luxury apartments, shrinking green space and urban sprawl all point to foreign investment, driven by a government led ‘urban renewal’ policy and lax legal controls. The price of this influx of capital is paid by the very people who build these great structures – they are evicted from their homes and must fight for their right to a place to live.

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The screening will be followed by a panel discussion which will be held in English. We are looking forward to Sabine KNIERBEIN (Head of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (SKuOR)) and Bertan KOYUNCU (Architect; Academy of Fine Arts Vienna). Moderation: Sandra BENECCHI (Research Centre Human Rights, University of Vienna).

All discussions will be held in English.

For tickets and more information go to www.thishumanworld.com/.

Film & Discussion: The Others

WHEN: 05. December 2017, 17:45

WHERE: Top Kino Saal 1 (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna)

Turkey – Germany / Ayşe Polat / 2015 / Documentary / 66 min / OmeU

Ayse Polat’s subtle and brilliant film follows Armenian Ali as he talks to the Kurdish inhabitants of the historically Armenian province of Van, in the East of Turkey, about the Armenian genocide. The viewer is invited to question otherness, its arbitrariness and how it stands in the way of peaceful coexistence around the world.

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The screening will be followed by a panel discussion which will be held in English. We are looking forward to Gülşah KURT (University of Tours, France; Academics for Peace) and Thomas SCHMIDINGER (Department of Political Science, University of Vienna). Moderation: Hannes TRETTER (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights).

All discussions will be held in English.

For tickets and more information go to www.thishumanworld.com/.

Film & Discussion: Come to my Voice

WHEN: 04. December 2017, 19:00

WHERE: Top Kino Saal 2 (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna)

Turkey – France – Germany / Hüseyin Karabey/ 2013 / Fiction / 105 min / OmeU

After Temo, the man who connects young Jiyan and her grandmother Berfe, is taken from them by the Turkish military, they must embark on an odyssey together. They can only reunite their family by handing over Temo’s weapons – weapons that he never had. Come to My Voice is about two women’s search for a gun, about their relationship, and about the collective Kurdish experience.  

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The screening will be followed by a panel discussion which will be held in English. We are looking forward to Clemens LAHNER (lawyer) and Nazan ÜSTÜNDAĞ (Peace Parliament, Academics for Peace, Women for Peace). Moderation: Anna MÜLLER-FUNK (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights; Research Centre Human Rights, University of Vienna).

All discussions will be held in English.

For tickets and more information go to www.thishumanworld.com/.

Spirit of Gezi: Screening on the occasion of awarding the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2017

WHEN: 01. December 2017, 18:00

WHERE: Schikaneder (Margaretenstraße 24, 1040 Vienna)

Turkey / Özgür Çataltepe / 2016 / Documentary / 66 min / OmeU

Bringing together the most unlikely compatriots, Gezi Park symbolised the last stronghold against gentrification, runaway capitalism, environmental degradation and an increasingly oppressive government. When met with police brutality, the demonstrators rally together to fight for a future where love and democracy are valued above money and power.

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The evening will begin with a panel discussion on the topic of freedom of thought. We are looking forward to a lively exchange between Eugen FREUND (Member of the European Parliament) and Şerife Ceren UYSAL (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights; Executive Board Member of the Progressive Lawyers Association).

Im Anschluss an die Filmvorführung haben wir die Ehre mit Özgür ÇATALTEPE, dem Regisseur des Films, persönlich über sein Werk zu sprechen. 

All discussions will be held in English. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

FREE entrance.

The screening takes place on the occasion of the awarding of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2017 in cooperation with the European Parliament Information Office in Austria. The Sakharov Prize was established in 1988 and is awarded each year to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe.

For more information visit the website www.thishumanworld.com/.

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They Call Us Monsters

WHEN: 10. May 2017, 18:30

WHERE: Top Kino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna)

Ben Lear // Documentary // USA // 2016 // 82 min // OV English

In California, violent juvenile criminals between 14 and 17 years can be tried as adults. Their families and advocates see them as children, to the system they are adults and to their victims, they are monsters. The film follows three of them - Jarad, Juan and Antonio – who are facing decades of imprisonment inside a Los Angeles jail known as the Compound. While imprisoned, they sign up for a screenwriting class and through the creating of a short film that collectively fictionalizes their lives and dreams, all three inadvertently grant the audience a remarkable insight into their minds and experiences. Trailer

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Manfred Nowak (Research Centre Human Rights) on the topic of the new UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, moderated by Solmaz Khorsand (Wiener Zeitung).

The event is held in English!

The admission is free. Due to the limited space available, we recommend to reserve tickets.

 

 

Kiki

WHEN: 2. May 2017, 18:30

WHERE: Top Kino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna)

Sara Jordenö // Documentary // Sweden, USA // 2016 // 94 min // OV English

Twenty-five years after Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ and the documentary ‘Paris Is Burning’, Sara Jordenö’s Kiki leads us through the modern New York ballroom scene. The glamour and flamboyance of the balls, the costumes, the dance and the music accompany a story which is ultimately about young LGBTQI people of colour, self-organising to provide each other with health information, family structures, social support and rights; areas where their own families and the state have failed them. The film’s seven protagonists are followed over the course of four years, where they religiously practice, prepare for and perform at balls, whilst, at the same time, growing, transitioning, dealing with enormous emotional challenges, struggling with money, homelessness, health and prejudices and fighting for their rights, above all, to express themselves. Trailer

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Faika El-Nagashi (Vienna Provincial Parliament & Vienna City Council, Green Party Vienna), Saif Rangwala (MiGaY, Transition FF) and Michael Richter (HOSI Wien), moderated by Djamila Grandits (this human world).

The event is held in English!

The admission is free. Due to the limited space available, we recommend to reserve tickets.

In cooperation with Grüne Bildungswerkstatt Wien:

 

 

The Revolution Won´t Be Televised

WHEN: 27. April 2017, 18:30

WHERE: Schikaneder (Margaretenstraße 22-24, 1040 Vienna)

Rama Thiaw // Documentary // Senegal // 2016 // 110 min // OV with english subtitles

Y'en a marre – ‘We've had enough!’ is a youth protest movement with an influence far beyond the Senegalese borders. Rap music and youth culture are at the heart of the fight and serve as a powerful voice against former President Abdoulaye Wade and the corrupt political system. Demonstrations, concerts, meetings, campaigns, arrests - as a close companion of the protagonists, filmmaker Rama Thiaw intimately documents the movement's hopeful and seminal path of resistance in a country where two thirds of the population are under 25 and long for new beginnings. Trailer

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Martina Kopf (Department of African Studies, University of Vienna) and Adama Dicko (musician), moderated by Sandra Benecchi (Research Centre Human Rights).

The event is held in English!

The admission is free. Due to the limited space available, we recommend to reserve tickets.

 

 

Black Code

WHEN: 24. April 2017, 18:30

WHERE: Top Kino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna)

Nicholas de Pencier // Documentary // Canada // 2016 // 88 min // OV English

Based on Ronald Deibert’s book of the same name, Nicholas de Pencier’s Black Code follows ‘internet sleuths’ from the Toronto-based group Citizen Lab, who travel the world exposing unprecedented levels of global digital espionage and revealing how governments control and manipulate the internet in order to censor and monitor their citizens. The film shows exiled Tibetan monks trying to circumvent China’s surveillance apparatus, Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian activists who using social media to livestream police abuses and fight for justice and Pakistani opponents of online violence campaigns against women. As the battleground moves to cyberspace is waged, our ideas of citizenship, privacy, and democracy are challenged to the core. Trailer

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Christof Tschohl (Research Institute AG & Co KG – Centre for Digital Human Rights) and Ceren Uysal (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights), moderated by Anna Müller-Funk (Research Centre Human Rights).

The event is held in English!

The admission is free. Due to the limited space available, we recommend to reserve tickets.

 

 

Babai

WHEN: 7. Dezember 2016, 17:30

WHERE: Top Kino, großer Saal (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Wien)

Germany - Macedonia - France // Visar Morina // 2015 // Documentary // 104 min // SEN

Babai follows Gesim and Nori, a father and son duo struggling to make a living selling cigarettes in nineties Kosovo. Despite Nori trying everything to keep his father close, Gesim slips away, migrating to Germany to look for a better life. Feeling angry and abandoned, ten-year-old Nori embarks alone on the perilous trip over land and sea to find his father. In this beautiful and heartrending film by Visar Morina, we watch as an illegal journey and the search for a loved one leave deep marks on a child’s mind, and test a father-son bond to its limit.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPFrdrS0b7I

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Programme and tickets at: www.thishumanworld.com

 

 

Train of Hope: A Portrait of Humanity

WHEN: 6. December, 18:00

WHERE: Top Kino, großer Saal (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Wien)

Austria // Anna Ixy Noever // 2015 // Documentary // 51 min // SEN

An inspiring and truly moving glimpse of the faces and personalities that make up the Train of Hope movement at one of Vienna’s main train stations – where volunteers gathered to help feed, clothe, heal and guide refugees ending long journey s or passing through. With raw and unique footage from the heart of the movement, this short film shows us not only why the volunteers are there, what they do for the refugees and what the refugees do for them, but also that anyone, from any walk of life, can have a huge impact on the lives of others who are suffering, struggling or looking for a new start.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/149017148

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Programme and tickets at: www.thishumanworld.com

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Swagger

WHEN: 5. December 2016, 18:30

WHERE: Top Kino, kleiner Saal (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Wien)

France // Olivier Babinet // 2016 // Documentary // 84 min // SEN

Both optimistic and ominous, teen docu-drama, SWAGGER, is a glimpse into the astonishing minds and imaginations of eleven young people growing up in some of the most underprivileged neighborhoods in France. Through interviews, comedy, science fiction and music, we watch the kids of Sevran and Aulnay ponder their French identity, other minority groups, money troubles, moral dilemmas and how to achieve their ambitions. They all have big dreams, but what will win out – the challenges they face at every turn or their seemingly unassailable determination.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/166079478

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Programme and tickets at: www.thishumanworld.com

 

 

Sonita - Screening on the occasion of the Sakharov Award 2016

WHEN: 2. December 2016, 18:30

WHERE: Brunnenpassage (Brunnengasse 71, 1160 Wien)

Germany – Switzerland - Iran // Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami // 2015 // Documentary // 91 min // SEN

Sonita Alizadeh’s life is a battle – between traditional expectations of marriage to the highest bidder and her aspirations of being a celebrated rapper. Incredibly talented and with a gift for communicating her emotions and the pain of other girls like her through her music, she shows unbelievable determination and courage in the face of obstacles unimaginable to other 18-year-olds. We watch as filmmaker Maghami struggles not to get involved in the life of her enchanting subject as she moves forwards, through life, back and forth between countries, but always closer and closer to her dreams.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/150173671

The screening will be preceded by a panel discussion in English and followed by a concert by Yasmo, Austrian rapper and spoken word Poet.

The event takes place on the occasion of the awarding of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2016 in cooperation with the European Parliament Information Office in Austria. The Sakharov Prize was established in 1988 and is awarded each year to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights across the globe. This year´s laureates are Nadia Murad Basee Taha and Lamiya Aji Bashar, advocates for the Yazidi community and for women surviving sexual enslavement by the Islamic State. 

Programme and tickets at: www.thishumanworld.com

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Watchers of the Sky

WHEN: 12. May 2016, 19:00 

WHERE: Topkino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna)

Edet Belzberg // USA , Netherlands, France, Chad, Rwanda // Documentary // 2014 // 114 min // Original (English)

Watchers of the Sky interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin – the man who created the term “genocide,” and believed that the law could protect the world against mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell, WATCHERS OF THE SKY takes you on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e0HFCKcVhc

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Walter Manoschek (Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government, University of Vienna). Moderation: Anna Ramskogler-Witt (Cinema for Peace Foundation).

Please note that the event will be held in English!

The admission is free. Due to the limited space available, we strongly recommend to reserve tickets at: http://www.topkino.at.

 

 

Lampedusa in Winter

WHEN: 28. April 2016, 19:00 

WHERE: Topkino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna)

Jakob Brossmann // Austria, Italy, Switzerland // Documentary // 2015 // 93 min // Original Version (with English subtitles)

Viennese filmmaker Jakob Brossmann spent two winters on the tiny Italian island found on the outer reaches of Europe, Lampedusa, which has become synonymous with the plight of refugees departing the coasts of Libya in search of safety in Europe.

The film captures the island in the gloom of Winter; the island is shaken by the aftermath of the Autumn’s tragic shipwreck, all tourists have long departed, the fishermen struggle for a living and the summer’s refugee arrivals long for safe passage to the mainland.

Yet despite the claustrophobic and uncertain circumstances, solidarity amongst the islanders remains unbroken, with the desire to provide a dignified existence for all those who find themselves on this small piece of land prevailing over all other concerns.

A reflective and thought provoking film, which serves to put Europe’s struggles to arrive at humane and cooperative solutions to the arrival of refugees into perspective.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu2_TUYVSdc

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Jakob Brossmann and Manfred Nowak (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights). Moderation: Sandra Benecchi (Research Center Human Rights)

The event is held in English!

The admission is free. Due to the limited space available, we strongly recommend to reserve tickets.

 

 

This Changes Everything

WHEN: 14. April 2016, 19:00

WHERE: Top Kino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna)

Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein // Canada // Documentary // 2015 // 89 min // Original Version (English)

On the back of Naomi Klein’s international bestseller comes Avi Lewis’s film adaptation of ‘This Changes Everything’, an ambitious cinematic exploration of the vast challenge of climate change. Shot across five continents over four years, Lewis’s rich cinematography dramatically portrays the immediacy of the struggle for communities across the globe, whilst Klein’s narration provides a theoretical overview of the connection between the carbon in the air and the economic system which continues to put it there. The film differs from other documentaries in that it doesn’t attempt to scare the viewer into action; rather its overriding impression is one of empowerment and hope as it demonstrates the opportunity this grave existential crisis present us with to create a more just global economic system.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpuSt_ST4_U

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Christian Felber (Economy for the Common Good) and Iris Frey (System Change, not Climate Change). Moderation: Kate Thompson (Research Center Human Rights)
The event is held in English!

The admission is free. Due to the limited space available, we strongly recommend to reserve tickets. Tickets can be reserved via the following link.

 

 

 

A Syrian Love Story

UK // Sean McAllister // Documentary // 2015 //80 min //  OmeU

WHEN: 29. March 2016, 19:00 

WHERE: Schikaneder (Margaretenstraße 22-24, 1040 Vienna)

Comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. When McAllister first meets their family in 2009, Raghda is back in prison leaving Amer to look after their 4 boys alone; but as the Arab Spring sweeps the region, the familys fate shifts irrevocably. Filmed over 5 years, the film charts their incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other. Known for his unique and intimate portraits, maverick director Sean McAllister (Liberace of Baghdad) received the Grand Jury prize at this year's Sheffield Documentary Festival for this Bergmanesque portrait of a relationship and love.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30JqnWtLvlU

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the following experts: Anna Müller-Funk (Research Center Human Rights, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights), Herbert Langthaler (Asylkoordination Austira), Ramirez Castillo (Hemayat – Betreuungszentrum für Folter- und Kriegsüberlebende) and Thomas Schmidinger (Department of Political Science, University of Vienna). The event will be moderated by Anna Ramskogler-Witt (Cinema for Peace Foundation).

The event will be held in English!

The admission is free. Due to the limited space available, we strongly recommend to reserve tickets. Tickets reservation: http://goo.gl/forms/yFpcyB2UOT.

Drought (Seca)

Brazil // Maria Augusta Ramos // Documentary // 87 min // OmeU

WHEN: 4. December 2015, 18:00 

WHERE: Schikaneder (Margaretenstraße 22-24, 1040 Vienna)

In Seca, Maria Ramos leaves the claustrophobic environments that marked her latest work (Justice, Behave, Hill of Pleasures) to embrace the breadth of the arid landscape of the Brazilian Sertão. The camera accompanies a water truck through several villages while it supplies the local population with water. The result is a documentary road movie full of powerful images, captured in cinemascope. But the director does not leave her sharp eye, built by long takes, which allows an immersion in the time and space inhabited by her characters, while showing some revealing aspects of the “drought industry” (“Water here is gold”, says one of the characters; “Water for the people or for half a dozen rich farmers’ cattle?” asks the other). Remaining faithful to the documentary style, Seca is a breath of renewal in the work of the filmmaker who remains strict and critical, but makes use of new tools to achieve her goals. Seca takes up an extremely pressing issue: water scarcity, observed in a region of Brazil where the population is exposed to this endemic problem.

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The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Alexander Öze (Austrian Red Cross) and Ursula Kriebaum (Faculty of Law, University of Vienna). Moderation: Anna Müller-Funk (University of Vienna, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights).

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Marmato

Columbia // Mark Grieco // Documentary // 88 min // OmeU

WHEN: 8. December 2015, 17:30 

WHERE: Top Kino(Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna) 

If Colombia is the focal point of the new global gold rush then Marmato, a mining town with over 500 years of history, is the new frontier. In its mountain there are $20 billion dollars in gold, but its 8,000 inhabitants are at risk of being displaced by an open-pit mining project. MARMATO chronicles how the townspeople confront a Canadian mining company that wants the gold beneath their homes. Filmed over the course of 6 years, MARMATO is a canvas of magic realism and the confrontation with globalized mining.

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The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Teresa Dolezal and Manfred Nowak (University of Vienna, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights). Moderation: Sandra Benecchi (University of Vienna, Research Center Human Rights)

 

 

Sakharov Screening: Zero Silence

Sweden // 2011 // Documentary // Javeria Rizvi Kabani, Jonny Von Wallstrom, Alexandra Sandels // 57 min. // OmeU

Screening on the occasion of the Sakharov Award 2015 in cooperation with the information office of the European Parlament in Austria

WHEN: 9. December 2015, 20:15  

WHERE:  Filmcasino,(Margaretenstraße 78, 1050 Vienna)

To honour the awarding of the 2015 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to imprisoned Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, we are screening Zero Silence, a documentary film which highlights the courage and moral certitude shown by bloggers throughout the Arab world, examining the way in which they use the internet as a tool to expose injustice, criticize authoritarian power and push for societal change, and to what extent this democratisation of channels of communication brought about by the internet has succeeded in transforming the relationship between citizens and state. Focusing on the events of the ‘Arab Spring’ of 2011, yet with an impact which resonates beyond its historical context, Zero Silence is a fitting testament to the power of those not afraid to speak their minds in the face of oppression.

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Im Anschluss an die Filmvorführung diskutieren Rubina Möhring (Reporter ohne Grenzen), Manfred Nowak (Universität Wien, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte), Heinz Patzelt (Amnesty International) und Thomas Schmidinger (Universität Wien, Institut für Politikwissenschaft). Moderation: Anna Müller-Funk (Universität Wien, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte).

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On the bride´s side

Italy/Palestine // 2014 // Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry // Documentary // 98 min // OmeU

WHEN: 10. December 2015, 17:30 

WHERE:  Top Kino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna)

A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden – and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers – by faking a wedding. With a Palestinian friend dressed up as the bride and a dozen or so Italian and Syrian friends as wedding guests, they cross halfway over Europe on a four-day journey of three thousand kilometres.

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The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry and Margit Ammer (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights).

Forbidden Voices

Forbidden Voices / Switzerland / Barbara Miller / 2012 / Documentary / 95 minutes

WHEN: June, 17 2015, 19:00 o'clock

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The documentary portrays three bloggers. Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are not frightened of their dictatorial regimes. These fearless women stand for a new, networked generation of modern rebels. In Cuba, China and Iran their blogs shake the foundations of the state information monopoly – putting their lives at great risk. 
Barbara Miller’s film accompanies these brave young rebels on their dangerous journey and trace their use of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to denounce and combat the violations of human rights and freedom of speech in their countries – thereby triggering international resonance by building up enormous political pressure. 

The situation of bloggers will also be the topic of the discussion after the film, with Corinna MILBORN (Puls4), Rubina MÖHRING (Reporters without Borders), Manfred NOWAK (Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna; Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.) and Heinz PATZELT (Amnesty International Austria). Irene BRICKNER (Der Standard) will serve as the evening's moderator.

Kindly observe that this event is held in GermanThe tickets are free, with an optional donation for ARGE Raif! To reserve a ticket, please contact Schikaneder at +43 (0) 1 58 52 867. Reserved tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to the start of the screening.

The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights of the University of Vienna and the Opens external link in new windowLudwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights together with the Opens external link in new windowhuman rights film festival this human world. It takes place in cooperation with Opens external link in new windowAmnesty International Austria, ARGE Raif and Opens external link in new windowReporters without Borders Austria.

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Seeds of Hope

When: Friday, 5. December, at 17:30
Venue: Schikaneder: Margaretenstraße 22-24, 1040 Wien

On the occasion of the awarding of the Sakharov Prize 2014 to the Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege the European Parliament in cooperation with the Opens external link in new windowLudwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and the Research Centre Human Rights organize the traditional Sakharov Screening, featuring the documentary SEEDS OF HOPE.

Prior to the screening Ulrike Lunacek, member of the European Parliament will introduce the Award winner.

The documentary follows the story of Masika Katsuva. Masika is a Congolese woman who sacrifices her safety everyday to help others deal with the unimaginable horrors they have experienced in their lives. Since the outbreak of the civil war, which has torn the Congo apart, rape has become commonplace and is used as a weapon of war. At Masika’s centre, a community of rape victims try to rebuild their lives and console each other.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the film director Fiona Lloyd-Davies and Manfred Nowak, director of the Research Centre Human Rights and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.

In the winter term CINEMA AND RIGHTS is part of the festival This Human-World, for more information, please visit www.thishumanworld.com.

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Ruina

Ruina / Germany / Markus Lenz / 2013/ 73min / OmeU

When: Monday, 8. December, at 17:30
Venue: Schikaneder: Margaretenstraße 22-24, 1040 Wien

Ruina tells the story of a banking building in the center of Caracas, which had been closed due to bankruptcy. Now the large building is occupied and offers shelter to approximately 750 people. Ignored by the city administration and feared within the neighborhood, the residents of Torre Confinanzas are working on their own model of a socialist micro-society.

Filmmaker Markus Lenz shows more than a simple two-dimensional image. He dives deep into the lives of the residents and captures their alternative concept of life and work in his film. He sheds light on their work ethic, sense of duty and their sense of belonging, managing and organizing.

Trailer: Opens external link in new windowvimeo.com/98773568

The event is held in English.

The event is an cooperation of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut of Human Rights and the filmfestival this human world.

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EU013

EU013 / Italy / Alessio Genovese / 2014 / 62 min / OmeU

When: Friday, 12. December, at 17:30
Venue: Schikaneder: Margaretenstraße 22-24, 1040 Wien

For the first time, a film crew is given the opportunity to film inside an Italian detention camp for refugees. Alessio Genovese reveals with the help of his camera, a world behind the high fences of 'fortress Europe', and provides a unique perspective of their detention centers, their prisons, and the dreary life of its inmates. The film illustrates the EU's repressive asylum and border policies and shows how hope and disappointment are everyday occurrences for immigrants within the EU.
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The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director.

The event is held in English.

The event is an cooperation of the Boltzmann Institut of Human Rights and the filmfestival this human world.

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Mission Rape: A Tool of War

Mission Rape / Denmark / Katia Forbert Petersen und Annette Mari Olsen / 2013 / 61 min. / OmeU

When: Saturday, 13. December, at 17:30
Venue: Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Wien

This film shows Bosnian women and their struggle for justice. It gives an insight into how rape has been used systematically and tactically for ethnic cleansing between Bosnia and Serbia. Even after 20 years, the impact of these rapes exists within the women, clearly shown in the footage. There are strongly willed women leading this group; they seek to empower themselves and have their voices heard through an organization called "Women - Victims of War", which helps those affected to come forward and tell their stories. So the women who have been silent for years about crimes they faced can finally hear a voice answer them.

There will be a filmtalk after the screening. The event will be held in English.

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