4th University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival (2016)
The 4th University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival will feature international documentaries and films highlighting compelling human rights issues. The screenings will be followed by opportunities for discussion with film makers, academics and experts. The Festival is also one of the initiatives taking place within the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, an international campaign which calls for the elimination of gender-based violence by raising awareness at the local, national, and international levels.
The 4th University of Ottawa Human Rights Film Festival will be held from December 1st to 4, 2016 at the Alumni Auditorium (Jock Turcot University Centre – 85 University). The screenings will be free and open to the uOttawa community and public.
Download the program (PDF).
The Human Rights Research and Education Centre would like to thank the sponsors for the film festival:
- Shirley Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession
- Community Life - University of Ottawa
- Human Rights Office, University of Ottawa
- Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child (Civil Law Section, Faculty of Law)
- Audiovisual Media Lab for the Study of Cultures and Societies, Department of Communications, Faculty of Arts)
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THURSDAY DECEMBER 1st | He Named Me Malala
THURSDAY DEC 1st | 6 p.m.
He Named Me Malala
David Guggenheim | United Arab Emirates/USA | 2015 | 88m
English, with French subtitles
Documentation of the events leading up to the Talibans attack on Malala for speaking out in support of educating girls in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan.
This screening is made possible through a cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child (IRLRC), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Nobel Women's Initiative.
- Rachel VINCENT| Director – Media & Communications, Nobel Women’s Initiative
- Johannes van der KLAAUW | Representative, United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- Efrem BERHE | Student at Carleton University, Efrem is is also a former refugee from Eritrea
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 | From Far Away Shores
FRIDAY DEC 2 | 6 p.m.
From Far Away Shores
Luz Maria Londoño, Patricia Ramirez, Adriana Ruiz & Ana C. Monroy | Colombia | 2009 | 58m
Spanish, with English subtitles
Colombian women - victims, demobilized fighters, peace activists, politicians, soldiers, opponents, sufferers, resilient, persistent - share their view and experiences with us, of the war, of peace in Colombia, truth, justice, reparation and the reconciliation at the heart of the conflict.
This screening is made possible through a cooperation with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
- Kimberly INKSATER | Executive Director, Just Governance Group
SATURDAY DECEMBER 3 | Le monologue de la muette
SATURDAY DEC 3 | 4 p.m.
Le monologue de la muette
Khady Sylla & Charlie Van Damme | Belgium/Senegal | 2008 | 48m
French/Wolof, with English subtitles
Story of a maid working for a rich family in Senegal since she is 12 and her struggles to live without education.
This screening is made possible through a cooperation with the Audiovisual Media Lab for the Study of Cultures and Societies (Department of Communications, Faculty of Arts, uOttawa), the Gordon F. Henderson Chair in Human Rights and the Institute of African Studies (Carleton University).
- Nathalie MONDAIN | Professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, uOttawa
SATURDAY DECEMBER 3 | The Trials of Spring
SATURDAY DEC 3 | 7 p.m.
The Trials of Spring
Gini Retickern | Egypt/USA | 2015 | 76m
Arabic, with English subtitles
Buoyed by the other activists she meets along the way, Hend Nafea’s story mirrors the trajectory of the Arab Spring—from the ecstasy of newfound courage to the agony of shattered dreams.
This screening is made possible through a cooperation with eQuality Project, the School of International Development and Global Studies (SIDGS, uOttawa) and Human Rights Watch (HRW).
- Valerie STEEVES | Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences, uOttawa & Co-leader of the eQuality Project
- Philip LEECH | Gordon F. Henderson Post-Doctoral Fellow 2016-2017
SUNDAY DECEMBER 4 | Vie Sauvage
SUNDAY DEC 4 | 4 p.m.
Cédric Kahn | Les Films du Lendemain | France | 2014 | 106m
Based on a true story of a man who abducted his sons and eluded capture for 11 years, the film raises questions about what’s best for our kids.
This screening is made possible through a cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child (IRLRC).
- Mona PARÉ | Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section, uOttawa and Founding Member of the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child