The 14th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by the Global Campus of Human Rights and Picture People which will take place from 26 August to 4 September 2019 at the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice, Italy, during the 76th Venice international Film Festival.
The Summer School aims at young professionals wishing to:
- broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy;
- share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues;
- learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.
The programme will include lectures, discussions, working groups combining human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies.
A practical workshop will introduce storytelling and storyboarding key concepts, basic techniques of mobile filmmaking and editing for social media providing participants with the basic skills to develop a short film/media/advocacy project to be pitched during the school’s final session.
All participants will have access to the Festival screenings through an accreditation pass and will meet filmmakers, jury members and critics invited to discuss their work within the school’s programme.
The faculty of the School is composed by internationally acclaimed experts in film, media, photography and human rights such as:
- Nick Danziger, photographer and filmmaker;
- Claudia Modonesi, media trainer;
- Charlotte Lindsey–Curtet, Director of Digital Transformation and Data at ICRC;
- Koen De Feyter, Professor of International Law;
- Christopher Hird, Dartmouth Films Founder and Managing Director;
- Kelly Matheson, WITNESS Programme Manager;
- Emma Sandon, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television;
- William A. Schabas, Professor of International Law.
The Keynote Lecture of the opening of the School will be held by Askold Kurov, film director and producer of “The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov” a documentary about Ukrainian film director and writer Oleg Sentsov, 2018 Sakharov Prize Laureate, who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on charges of plotting acts of terrorism and arms trafficking against the Russian ‘de facto’ rule in Crimea.
Sentsov has maintained his innocence, survived a 145-days hunger strike while in prison, and continued calling for the immediate release of all Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia.
Many human rights groups and personalities have joined the #freeOlegSentsov campaign including world film celebrities and his name has become a source of inspiration for people who face oppression.
Applications (click here) are open until 31 May 2019.
For more information, contact us at email@example.com or visit www.eiuc.org/chra