• Stories on Human Rights
Stories on Human Rights

Stories on Human Rights
by Filmmakers, Artists and Writers

Marina Abramovic, Hany Abu-Assad, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Armagan Ballantyne, Sergei Bodrov, Assia Djebar, Nuruddin Farah, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Ange Leccia , Khaled Hosseini , Runa Islam, Elfriede Jelinek, Francesco Jodice, Etgar Keret & Shira Geffen, Zhang Ke-Jia, Naguib Mahfouz, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Charles De Meaux, Toni Morrison, Murali Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Ruth Ozeki, Pipilotti Rist, Daniela Thomas, Saman Salour, Jose Saramago, Sarkis, Roberto Saviano, Bram Schouw, Teresa Serrano, Abderrahmane Aissako, Pablo Trapero, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mo Yan and Jasmila Zbanic.

Concept and Curatorship by Adelina von Furstenberg

10/12/2009, 19:00hrs
Duration: 1h and 20 min


22 short-movies for the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Internationally recognised filmmakers, artists and writers, have joined forces to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by contributing to a unique film project composed by twenty-two 3 minutes short-movies inspired by the six themes of the Universal Declaration: culture, development, dignity and justice, environment, gender and participation. Stories on Human Rights is an initiative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and produced by ART for The World, NGO based in Geneva and Milan.

Stories on Human Rights is the first large film project bounding together artists and film makers in a single project on cinema. Participants have been selected for their strong artistic qualities and their deep interest towards the promotion of Human Rights.

The movies have been shot in more than 15 countries around the world and in different languages. They will exist as single short movie and will also be presented altogether in a long feature film of 1h and 20 min, subtitled in the six official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).

The film is accompanied by a book, published by Electa, and willwhich contains interviews to the film makers and theand the artists, still frames of the short movies and backstage pictures as well as contributions by twelve authors, including five Nobel prize winners, referring to the six themes of the Declaration: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Khaled Hosseini, Roberto Saviano, Naguib Mafuz, Elfriede Jelinek, Ruth Ozeki, Jose Saramago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Assia Djebar, Nuruddin Farah, Toni Morrison and Mo Yan.

Screening of Stories on Human Rights by Filmmakers, Artists and Writers is part of Space Program, a working module of Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina and is organized in collaboration with Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of the United Nations on the occasion of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Stories on Human Rights by Filmmakers, Artists and Writers is an initiative by of the United Nations and Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations and a project produced by Art for the World.