For the fourth year in a row the successful festival THE SWEDISH HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL returns to Kino with a program with current and engaging films and talks. In cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund. Supported by Lunds kommun and Film i Skåne.
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Please note! All films with English language or English subtitles.
Tickets: 115 kr/film + QA (student 85 kr/senior 90 kr, youth <20 år 75 kr)
WEDNESDAY March 20
17.45 Welcome to the opening mingle before Firecrackers opens the Film Festival! Get some free drinks and delicious food from Raw Food House at Kino. Mats Helmfrid, the Chairman of the City Council, will have a speech before the screening of Firecrackers.
Firecrackers is a Canadian drama following two young women, best friends from a rural town, as they face marginalization and struggle in a patriarchal society.
30-minute Q&A/ Discussion with: Maria Tonini, who is a researcher at the department of Gender Studies, Lund University. She has worked on LGBTQ recognition, masculinity, and gendered vulnerability.
THURSDAY March 21
18.30 GAZA SURF CLUB
Gaza Surf Club is a documentary following local surfers weary of the constant state of emergency they live in, in Gaza, attempting to find the meaning to life through surfing.
Q&A / Discussion: Ibrahim N. Arafat. He is the surfer from Gaza featured in the documentary. As well as Mahmoud abu Rahma. He is a Palestinian human rights activist and International Relations Director with Al Mezan Center for Human Rights.
FRIDAY March 22
19.15 ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH
Anthropocene is a documentary at the intersect of art and science which depicts humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet.
Q&A / Discussion: Flaviano Bianchini, founder and director of Source International. Source equips communities and grassroots citizen organizations with the ability to measure the harmful consequences of natural resource extraction and bring lawsuits against their perpetrators.
SATURDAY March 23
Capernaum is a drama that draws attention to the plight of children in Beirut’s slums and the situation people without ID cards find themselves in.
Q&A / Discussion: Spyros A. Sofos, a researcher at Lund University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Johanna Caminati Engström, a MSc student of International Development and Management at Lund University with a background in Human Rights Studies and an interest in global justice issues and global governance challenges.
16.00 UNDER THE WIRE
Documentary about the violations of international humanitarian law in Syria and the impact on people there.
Q&A / Discussion: Lina Biscaia, the former Acting Chief Analyst of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria. She currently serves as a Legal Adviser with the International, Impartial, and Independent Mechanism for Syria (IIIM).
SUNDAY March 24
13.00 CENTRAL AIRPORT THF
A documentary that offers a glimpse into the lives of refugees being housed in an old airport. It strikes a perfect balance between people and locale.
Q&A / Panel discussion with Eleni Karageorgiou. She is an international lawyer focusing on migration and asylum law in the European Asylum System. Eleni currently works as a senior lecturer at Lund University, Faculty of Law and conducts research for RWI’s People on the Move work.
Drama about two Kenyan women who fall in love and are forced to choose between love and safety.
Q&A/ discussion: 30-minute Skype Q&A with Samantha Mugatsia, actress who plays Kena in Rafiki. She was born in 1992 in Nairobi.
Documentary covering the gripping story of the fight of individuals against a booming and deadly asbestos industry
Q&A / Panel discussion: Tublu Krishnendu Mukherjee, barrister and Indian advocate at Doughty Street Chambers in London.