Swedish Human Rights Film Festival
The first Swedish Human Rights Film Festival will take place in Stockholm and Lund on March 31 to April 2.
The initiative comes from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, Sweden.
“Right now we’re seeing human rights increasingly coming under pressure around the world,” says Morten Kjaerum, the director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. “A key challenge is how to reach a broader public to talk about the importance of ensuring human rights for all. With this, the first Swedish Human Rights Film Festival, we hope to engage even more people in these important discussions.”
The Institute runs the festival in cooperation with Kino/Folkets Bio in Lund and Klarabiografen in Stockholm with support from the city of Stockholm and Lund municipality. The Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund and Stockholm are cooperation partners. The festival is also supported by ABF Huset in Lund and Stockholm, and Folkuniversitetet in Lund and Stockholm.
The festival features films ranging from bullying in South Korea and racial discrimination in the United States, to controversial development projects in Ethiopia and Sami issues in Sweden. Q&A sessions and panel discussions will feature directors of many of the films and experts on a number of the themes addressed.
In addition, two films, The World of Us and The Day My Father Became a Bush are targeted to children, between the ages of 10 and 14.
The festival began last year in Lund and has now expanded to Stockholm.