Oslo has long been a city dedicated to promoting peace around the world. It plays host to a multitude of NGOs and human rights organisations, including the Noble Peace Institute, and its iconic City Hall famously serves as the setting for the Noble Peace Prize award ceremony every December.
With this background, Oslo is the perfect place for Human Rights Human Wrongs, a special film festival featuring documentaries on various human rights issues from around the world.
The festival opens with screenings of Tickling Giants, a film documenting the career of Egyptian humorist Bassem Youssef, known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, and his struggles to broadcast a political comedy show in the midst of the Arab Spring.
A wide variety of other films, covering such diverse subjects as Israeli settlements in the Palestinian West Bank, the uphill battle faced by young lawyers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uruguayan president José Alberto Mujica’s commentary on the challenges and opportunities of modernity, will be screened over the week-long event. Several lectures and workshops will be held as well.
All films are in English or have English subtitles. For specific times and locations, visit the film festival’s website.
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