Human Rights

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To mark the 60th anniversary on December 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a host of internationally recognised filmmakers, artists and writers has united to contribute to a film project promoted by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and produced by ART for The World, an NGO based in Geneva and Milan. The 23 short movies address the six themes of the Universal Declaration--culture, development, dignity and justice, environment, gender and participation.

Directors and artists participating are: Marina Abramovic (Serbia/the Netherlands), Hany Abu-Assad (Palestine), Armagan Ballantyne (New Zealand), Sergei Bodrov (Russia), Charles De Meaux (France), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (France) who, it has just been announced, will be the next artist to tackle the giant Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, Ange Leccia (France), Runa Islam (UK/Bangladesh), Francesco Jodice (Italy), Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen (Israel), Zhan Gke Jia (China), Murali Nair (India), Idrissa Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso), Pipilotti Rist (Switzerland), Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas (Brazil), Saman Salour (Iran), Sarkis (France), Bram Schouw (the Netherlands), Teresa Serrano (Mexico), Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania), Pablo Trapero (Argentina), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), Robert Wilson (USA) and Jasmila Zbanic (Bosnia). …


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