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Human Rights/Human Wrongs filmfestival

Human Rights/Human Wrongs filmfestival

Festivalprogrammet er klart! I år tar Human Rights/Human Wrongs filmfestival opp viktig og brennaktuell tematikk som flyktningekrisa, den nye kampen for abortrettigheter, krigen i Syria, barneslaveri, situasjonen i Irak, Israels okkupasjon av Palestina, konstruktiv journalistikk, LHBT-rettigheter, tekstilproduksjon og dokumentarfilm som verktøy for samfunnsendring, for å nevne noe. Helsingforskomiteen er som alltid stolt støttespiller og har i år med en film og et arrangment om LGBTIQ-aktivisme i Ukraina, Armenia og Tyrkia.

Human Rights/Human Wrongs filmfestival
Program HR/HW 2017

Festivalprogrammet er i to deler: HRHW Film og HRHW Live.

I HRHW Live finner du alt som ikke er film på programmet: debatter, seminarer, forelesninger, teaterforestilling, satireshow, kunstutstilling, og mye, mye mer.

Sjekk timeplanen og planlegg dagene, og kjøp billetter på forhånd! I 2016 var de fleste visningene utsolgt.

Du kan også lese festivalkatalogen vår i PDF-versjon her:

Helsingforskomiteen er medarrangør for dette spennende programmet:

Thursday 16 February

18:00: Introduction to the movie This is Gay Propaganda by Olena Schevchenko, Insight NGO, (Ukraina)

  Screening of This is Gay Propaganda (55 mins)

19:15 Panel Debate in central debate stage on Democratization movements and LGBTIQ activists in Armenia, Ukraine and Turkey:

Democratization movements and LGBTIQ activism in Ukraine, Armenia and Turkey

Olena Schevchenko, Insight NGO, Ukraine

Zhanna Andreasyan, Socioscope NGO, Armenia

Mamikon Hovsepyan, PINK NGO, Armenia

Neyir Zerey, SPoD NGO, Turkey    

Moderator; Lene Wetteland from NHC

You might have heard of the Maidan protests in Ukraine, but did you know that LGBTIQ activists played a central role in these protests? And that in Turkey, the authorities’ crack-down on the whole range of civil society and prolonged state of emergency has led to unusual alliances between activists? Whereas in Armenia, gender and LGBTIQ activists find themselves alongside nationalists in protests against Russian influence in the country, only to experience mocking and threats by the same nationalists on other occasions?

LGBTIQ and gender equality activists see a lot of potential in the democratization and human rights movements in their countries and participate actively. Unfortunately they face a number of challenges as well. They are looked at with suspicion by many who see their sexual orientation and focus on diversity and equality as a threat to the national identity under development. The authorities focus on a common enemy, the threat of war and unrest, and intensify the dichotomy of “us versus them”, with a rhetoric of “either you are for us or against us”. Citizens, activists and politicians are torn between the liberal prospects of the European community and the so-called “traditional family values” fronted by Russian, Turkish and national authorities.

How do the LGBTIQ and gender activists partake in these processes under such conditions? We have invited activists who experience these questions in their everyday national activities to a discussion, and invite you to learn about a lesser known side of the democratization movements in Turkey, Armenia and Ukraine today.  

 

Fredag 17. februar kl 17:00

vil det også bli gratis filmvisning av den armenske filmen Listen to me! etterfulgt av Q&A med Mamikon og Zhanna fra Armenia i Eldorado Bokhandel i Torggata 9.

I filmen forteller ti armenere om hvordan det var å komme ut av skapet og leve som LHBTIQ person i Armenia i dag. Mamikon og Zhanna arbeider i organisasjoner som gjør det de kan for å hjelpe med ulike utfordringer LHBTIQ-personene møter. 

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