Ten years ago, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), our founder Max Dana launched the ’60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary’ Initiative supported by Amnesty International, UNICEF, UNHCR, Human Rights Watch, FIDH, Reporters without Borders, OMCT, UNESCO…
This event gave us the opportunity to celebrate Human Rights and every year since then, we organize an event/campaign Human Rights Week to invite you to support the UDHR and take action. We already sent a Newsletter about the many other celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and today we want to talk about an event we already mentioned in our Newsletter in August: the Mobile Film Festival 2018: 51 minutes for Human Rights #StandUp4HumanRights.
For their 14th edition, the Mobile Film Festival (their concept is based on three simple rules: 1 mobile, 1 minute, 1 film) celebrates Human Rights and they invited filmmakers from all across the world to make a one-minute film shot with a mobile phone about the theme “Stand Up for Human Rights”. They received 715 films from 81 countries:
51 films selected from 19 countries relate the diversity of the rights defended by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and demonstrate the alarming topicality of certain issues: migrant crisis, violence against women, anti-LGBTQI+ actions… 51 films that remind us that some liberties are not a reality for all, by tackling the issues about the accessibility and handicap, the death penalty, the freedom of the press, the right to conscience and also by denouncing the abuses against children (lack of education, child marriage, exploitation…). 51 films that echo the numerous film genres: thriller, comedy, documentary film, science fiction, …
The Festival will come to a close on Tuesday, December 4th during an awards ceremony at the MK2 Bibliothèque theater in Paris, France, in attendance of the members of the jury composed of Amber Heard (American actress-director), Audrey Pulvar (journalist, author and president of the Fondation pour la Nature et pour l’Homme), Caterina Murino (actress and ambassador for AMREF Flying Doctors, the first African public-health NGO), Céline Sallette (actress), Diana Zur Löwen (YouTube creator and German ambassador of the YouTube Creators for Change global project), FunForLouis (Louis Cole) (YouTube creator and English ambassador of the YouTube Creators for Change global project), Louis-Julien Petit (director), Maxime Delauney (producer and founder of Nolita Cinema) and Swann Périssé (political comedian, YouTube creator and French ambassador of the YouTube Creators for Change global project).
You can watch all the 51 movies and vote for them until November 27th on the Mobile Film Festival Youtube Channel. The winners will receive €66 000 creation grants. We will keep you updated on the votes, in the meantime, you can find more information about the Mobile Film Festival on their website.
You know our interest in Congo DRC, so we selected below the short movie Pourquoi pas moi (Why not me) by Trevis Intamba (Topic: Children’s Rights).