Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Stories on Human Rights - By Filmmakers, Artists and Writers
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and a non-governmental organisation, Art for the World, commissioned a series of 22 short films created by some of the world's leading directors. The films are associated with a book which features the works of 12 internationally-known writers, including five Nobel Prize Winners, and posters designed by arts students.
The project was made possible thanks to the commitment and creative support of many individuals, and the financial support of the European Union, the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and SESC in São Paulo, Brazil.
Sguardi Altrove Film Festival, Milan , Italy , Feb 27 – Mar 8, 2009
Ankara Film Festival , Turkey , Feb 22 – March 1, 2009
Milan Film Festival Sguardi Altrove (Looking Elsewhere) - March 3, 2009
Flux Laboratory, Geneva , Switzerland , in the context of the Human Rights Festival, March 5
International Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Geneva , Switzerland , Mar 6-15, 2009
One World International Film Festival (selection), Prague , Czech Republic , Mar 11-19, 2009
Festival International de Films de Femmes, Créteil , France , March 13, 2009
Cape Wine Lands Film Festival, Cape Town , South Africa , March 21-29, 2009
Human Rights Film Festival, Zagreb , Croatia , Mar. 24-28, 2009
Amnesty International Film Festival, The Hague , The Netherlands , Apr. 2-8, 2009
Festival Doc à Tunis , Tunisia , Apr. 2-6, 2009
JeonJu International Film Festival, Seoul , South Korea , Apr. 30-May 8, 2009
Jerusalem International Film Festival , Israel , Jul. 9-18, 2009
Vila do Conde Film Festival, Lisboa , Portugal , Jul. 2-12, 2009
Sarajevo Film Festival , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Aug. 12-20,2009
Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine , Oct. 24- Nov.1, 2009
The Press kit E | F(All files above are in PDF format)
E: EnglishF: French
The UDHR in Six ThemesStories on Human Rights uses the universal language of art to tell stories through six themes that together capture the ideals enshrined in the Universal Declaration: culture, development, dignity and justice, environment, gender and participation.
Book: A high quality publication which includes the works of 12 renowned writers, interviews with the filmmakers and photos from the making of the films.
Posters: Arts students from all over the world competed to design posters inspired by the six themes of the UDHR