Human Rights through Cinematography – 2015

The United Nations Information Centre Islamabad is celebrating Human Rights Day 2015 by organizing a series of movie screenings on topics related to human rights between 05 – 13 December 2015.

On the 50th anniversary of the Two Covenants, the “ Human Rights through Cinematography” screenings will take place in several locations across Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Faisalabad. The screenings are organized jointly by: Alliance Française, European Union, Goethe Institut, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights Geneva, Quaid-e-Azam University, and the Swiss Confederation.

Migration, women’s and children’s rights, health, and corruption are among the key themes of the movies selected for the screenings. The geographic scope ranges from Europe to South America and South Asia. Movies like Sabogal, Ho Yaqeen, Something Better to Come, The Shelter, Akiyaya, Journey of Hope, Journey to Portugal, My sweet Pepper Land, Welcome, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be screened across different locations in Pakistan to varied audiences.

Fifty years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two international treaties that have shaped international human rights till today: The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The two covenants have resulted in many countries recognizing human rights and the rule of law as the basis for truly resilient and stable societies.

For more details about the events, and the full programme,  click here