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2 PRACTICAL INFORMATION PRAKTISK INFORMASJON Venues and tickets: Parkteatret Scene Olaf Ryes plass 11 (parkteatret.no) Tickets at the door, starting 30 minutes before the first event/ screening. Tickets: 90 kr/ Students (with ID) 50 kr Cinemateket Filmens hus Dronningens gt. 16 (nfi.no) Tickets are sold at Filmens hus every day during opening hours Tickets: 80 kr/50 kr for Cinemateket members Ringen Kino Sannergata 6D (Ringnes Park) (oslokino.no) Tickets online or at any Oslo Kino Tickets: 100 kr Litteraturhuset Wergelandsveien 29 (litteraturhuset.no) Tickets are sold at Litteraturhuset starting 30 minutes before the event/screening Tickets: 90 kr/ Student (with ID) 50 kr kunstplass 5 Olaf Ryes plass 5 (kunstplass5.no) Exhibition. No entrance fee, opening February 7 Chateau Neuf (Universitetet i Oslo) Slemdalsveien 15 Free screening. NB! Feb. 1. Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus Pilestredet 48 Free screening. NB! February 4. So (bar/café) Arbeidergata 2 Free audio event Languages All films (except De andre and Gulabi Gang ) are in English or with English subtitles. Some talks/debates are in English, some in Norwegian. Check the program. Almost all debates are connected to a film screening before or after the debate. Some films will have an introduction and/or Q&A. Your ticket will cover both film and talk/ debate. Ask when you buy the ticket if you are unsure. You can choose to just watch the film or follow the debate but the ticket price will be the same.
3 welcome velkommen HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS 5 YEARS! Welcome to the fifth edition of the Human Rights Human Wrongs Documentary Film Festival. Six days with exceptional films, guests, talks and debates about the current state of human rights and human rights filmmaking in Norway and the world. Come see the films and join the debate! Velkommen til Human Rights Human Wrongs Dette er den femte festivalen i rekken og er derfor vårt første jubileum. Vi tror at en filmfestival er den beste måten skape nærhet til og en dypere forståelse for menneskerettighetsutfordringer her i Norge og i verden. Festivalen feirer femårsjubileet på Parkteatret, Cinemateket, Ringen Kino, Be moved! Get challenged! Take Action! Litteraturhuset, Galleri Kunstplass 5 og utestedet So. Det er også sidearrangementer på Høyskolen og Universitetet i Oslo. I år fokuserer vi på mennesker som lever som utstøtte, på ytringsfrihet, på protestbevegelser i skyggen av den arabiske våren og på sammenhengen mellom gjeld og menneskerettigheter. Kom, se filmer og bli med i debatten! Ketil Magnussen Human Rights Human Wrongs human rights human wrongs Programredaksjon: Elisabeth Ng Langdal, Magnus Flacké, Ane Tusvik Bonde, Espen Skran, Tom Henning Bratlie, Gina Ekholt, Maryam Sugaipova, John Færseth, Jonathan Borge Lie og Ketil Magnussen. Frivilligansvarlig: Trine Andersen. Sosiale medier: Caroline Hargreaves. Nettsider: Vivi Wilhelmsen Ringnes. Grafisk design: Månelyst as. Seminarinvitasjon, annonser: Sergio Haisch og Jason Barker. En stor takk til alle våre frivillige som stiller opp og gjør festivalen mulig! A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS! 3
4 festival exhibition festivalutstillingutstilling -kunstplass 5 Olaf Ryes Plass 5 human rights human wrongs exhibition 7. februar 18:30 Åpning 9. fabruar 13:00 Video om Narmadaelven m/innledning av Tove Heiskel. Utstillingsperiode: februar Åpningstider: onsdag til fredag lørdag og søndag Vi fokuserer på temaene ytringsfrihet, protest og de utstøtte. Utstillingen består av foto-, videoog gatekunst både inne på -kunstplass 5 og ute på Olaf Ryes Plass. Gatekunstnerne P183 (Russland) og Thomas Stønjum (Norge) lager verker på Olaf Ryes Plass. P183 refereres til som den russiske Banksy. Dokumentarfotografen Karen Robinson (UK) viser fargesterke bilder fra Narmadaelven i India om tvangsflytting av kasteløse og svarthvitfotografier som dokumenterer Romafolket i Romania. DEMOCRACITY 2083 er en video av den unge, eksperimentelle kunstneren Adrian Hidalgo Nygaard (Norge). -kunstplass 5 er et visningssted for samtidskunst. -kunstplass 5 ønsker å utfordre og overraske de besøkende gjerne med en politisk brodd. Narmada-utstillingen er laget i samarbeid med Agua, Rios y Pueblos og FIVAS. Festivalutstillingen har mottatt støtte fra Fritt Ord, FIVAS og Menneskerettighetshuset. 4
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6 THEMES FOR THE 5th HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS DOCumentary FILM FESTIVAL human rights human wrongs themes 6 Outcasts De utstøtte Millions of people in the world are considered outcasts only because we see them as different than ourselves. Dalits (untouchables), Roma people, sexual minorities and unwanted refugees are only some of these. Why do we maintain mechanisms and structures that reproduce mentalities which enable us to dehumanize others, making them outcasts? Romfolket forfølges i Europa og her hjemme får ikke mindreårige asylsøkere de rettighetene de har krav på. Millioner av mennesker anses som daliter urørbare - i land som India og Bangladesh. Dette handler ikke bare om daliter, romfolk, seksuelle minoriteter eller asylsøkere, men om utstøtelse, dehumanisering og stigmatisering. Hvordan kan vi skape et samfunn som inkluderer alle? Payback / Economic injustice Økonomisk urettferdighet What is the relation between debt and human rights? Who is in debt to whom in the globalized economy? We want to focus on the Human Rights Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and look at two subtopics: climate and debt. Hva er sammenhengene mellom gjeld og menneskerettigheter? Hvem står i gjeld til hvem i den globaliserte økonomien? Sivile og politiske rettigheter får langt større oppmerksomhet i debatter om menneskerettigheter enn konvensjonen om økonomiske, sosiale og kulturelle rettigheter. Vi har valgt å fokusere på to undertemaer til denne konvensjonen: klima og gjeld. Begge temaer skaper store debatter i internasjonale forhandlingsprosesser. Hva betyr det at utviklingsland skylder penger til industrialiserte land, og hva innebærer det at industrialiserte land skylder utviklingsland å betale klimaregningen? Protest Movements Protestbevegelser The Arab Spring gave a new legitimacy to protest movements and a belief that they could actually create political change. We look at protests that more often than not take place outside the media spotlight. What characterizes protest movements in Angola, Tibet, Belarus and Russia? Den arabiske våren ga en ny legitimitet til folkelige protestbevegelser, og troen på at de faktisk kunne skape regimeendring. Vi ser på protestene som finner sted utenfor medienes søkelys. Hva kjennetegner protestbevegelsene sør for Sahara, Tibet, Hviterussland og Russland? Hvordan kan det internasjonale samfunnet være med å støtte opp om protestbevegelser som kjemper for demokratiske endringer?
7 festival GUESTS GJESTER Freedom of Expression Ytringsfrihet In China people are protesting against the censorship and looking for new ways to share information. Russia is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists and human rights activists to work in, especially in the Northern Caucasus region, but still people are risking their lives to tell the truth. Ytringsfriheten i Kina er begrenset og straffen for å bryte sensuren kan være streng. Likevel er det mennesker som risikerer friheten for å kunne dele informasjon. Russland er et av landene det er farligst å jobbe i for journalister og menneskerettighetsforkjempere, spesielt i Nord Kaukasus. Frittalende journalister og menneskerettighetsaktivister risikerer livet. Gerald Sentongo has been working with Human Rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans persons in Uganda for several years. He is currently the Administrator of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). Dr. Cephas Lumina is the United Nations independent expert on the effects of foreign debt on human rights. He has over 25 years of legal practice, research and teaching experience in several countries including Australia, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Uganda and Zambia. Stalin K. is an Indian documentary filmmaker, media and human rights activist. His films on the issue of caste and untouchability in contemporary India, have galvanized international attention to caste discrimination and won numerous film awards. He is the director of India Untouched Stories of a People Apart. Ngawang Choephel is a Tibetan musicologist, filmmaker and former prisoner, born in Tibet and grew up in exile in India. He is the director of Tibet in Song. human rights human wrongs GUESTS Dr. Justin Pearce is teaching at SOAS in London. He lived in Angola and worked as a journalist around the time of the end of the civil war in
8 human rights human wrongs GUESTS 8 He is currently finishing a book on political mobilisation and political identity in Angola. He is also conducting new research on politics of post-war Angola. Alma Masic is head of Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Bosnia-Herzegovina, an organization working to build a common civil society across ethnic borders in the post-conflict region of former Yugoslavia, promoting understanding and the rule of law through facing the past. Gunhild Ørstavik works as an adviser at Forum for Environment and Development with special responsibility for CSR. She is Chairman of Fairtrade Norway and board member of the international network OECD Watch. Elisabeth Eide, Norwegian media researcher and fiction and nonfiction writer. She is Professor of Journalism at the University of Oslo and Akershus, and adjunct professor in the Department of Information and Media Studies, University of Bergen. Kenneth Elvebakk has directed several documentaries and received the Norwegian Television Award for Raballder (NRK, SVT). This is his second radio documentary. Kristoffer Rønneberg is a journalist at the Foreign news section in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. He has followed the political development in China over many years. Akhmed Gisajev is a lawyer and originally from Chechnya where he worked in the human rights organization Memorial. He worked closely with Natasha Estemirova, and is featured in the film Who Killed Natasha. Gisajev is currently affiliated with the Norwegian Helsinki Committee. Inna Sangadzhieva is a political scientist and advisor in the Norwegian Helsinki Committee where she works with human rights issues in Northern Caucasus, Russia and Belarus. Andrew Kroglund is Director of Information and Policy at The Development Fund (Utviklingsfondet), and is also Chairman of ForUM for Environment and development. He is an active writer and commentator on international environmental and developmental issues. Florian Irminger is the head of the advocacy program and Geneva Office of Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF). He has been following the work of the new UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus and the Rapporteur on freedom of assembly and association closely. Chungdak Koren is the head of the Norwegian Tibet Committee and is known as an international spokesperson on human rights issues related to Tibet. She is also a member of the Tibet Parliament in exile. Gro Lindstad is the executive director of FOKUS
9 Eldrid Mageli is working on a doctorate on modern Indian social and political history at the University of Oslo. Mala Wang-Naveen is a writer and a journalist at Aftenposten. Dr. Aslak Jangård Orre is a Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsens Institutt in Bergen. He is a political scientist whose key competence areas include corruption and anti-corruption, parties and opposition in Africa and the politics of decentralisation and civic participation in local governance. Sergei Ostaf is leader of the Moldovian human rights organization CREDO and is a member of the expert group on freedom of assembly of OSCE. He was involved in the monitoring of Belarus opposition trials. Speakers at Filmmakers/Changemakers: Maxyne Franklin (Britdoc), Justin DeKoszmovszky (PUMA Vision), Nicole van Schaik (Good Pitch), Ingrid Stange (Partnership for Change), Erling Borgen (Borgen Production), Bjarte Mørner Tvedt (Piraya Film), John Peder Egenæs (Amnesty International), Ane Tusvik Bonde (Human Rights House Foundation), Carolina Maira Johansen (FOKUS), Sarah Prosser (moderator) and Sverre Pedersen (The Norwegian Film Maker Association). pre-festival events Friday Feb. 1 18:00 Film: Dear Mandela Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza, South Africa 2012, 90 min. Venue: Chateau Neuf (Gratis - No entrance fee) Amnesty Blindern in collaboration with Human Rights Human Wrongs. Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and highcourt action, this battle by three young men to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. Read more on studentersamfundet.no Monday Feb. 4 kl. 19:00 Film: Shadows of Liberty Jean-Philippe Tremblay, UK/Canada 2012, 93 min. Venue: Høyskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Aud. S 141, Eva Balkes hus, Pilestredet 48. (Gratis - No entrance fee) The Master Program in Journalism in collaboration with Human Rights Human Wrongs When commercial interests overrides editorial independence in the news media Shadows of Liberty takes a journey through the darker corridors of the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. human rights human wrongs Pre-festival 9
10 tuesday 5TH Filmmakers/Changemakers is a forum which gathers filmmakers, NGO s, corporations and researchers with a shared goal of creating change. cinemateket tuesday 09:30 16:30 filmseminar: filmmakers/changemakers Filmmakers/Changemakers er et forum som ønsker å styrke samarbeidet mellom dokumentarfilmskapere, frivillige organisasjoner, forskningsmiljøer og næringsliv. Vårt mål er å skape et forum for å utveksle erfaringer, knytte nettverk og skape nye allianser med felles mål om å skape endring. Årets seminar er unikt i Norge da det er første gang frivillige organisasjoner, næringsliv og filmskapere samles under samme tak for å styrke hverandre. Møt blant annet representanter fra Britdoc, Good Pitch, konsernet PUMA, den norske stiftelsen Partnership for Change, dokumentarfilmskapere, ForUM, Human Rights House Foundation, FOKUS, Amnesty International m.fl. Målgruppe: Filmskapere, næringsliv, frivillige organisasjoner og forskningsmiljøer. 09:30-16:30 Seminar 17:15 Screening of Budrus, with introduction by Justin DeKoszmovszky (Sportsmerket PUMA) Registration for the seminar necessary. The film screening is open for everybody. Tickets at Cinemateket /Filmens hus 17:15 BUDRUS Julia Bacha, Israel, Palestina, USA 2009, 70 min cinemateket 10 Budrus is an award-winning documentary about a Palestinian community organizer who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in a peaceful movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel s Separation Barrier. Together they unleash an inspiring movement in the Occupied Territories that is still gaining ground today. Kl Filmsamtalen: Hvilken rolle spiller dokumentarfilm i politiske prosesser? Arrangør: Norsk filminstitutt og Rushprint. Fri entré
11 litteraturhuset tuesday 18:00 19:30 Seminar: homofile i Uganda How to stop the anti-gay bill in Uganda? Politicians in the Ugandan parliament have suggested a bill to make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment or even death. The bill may be voted on when the Parliament comes together in February. In collaboration with LLH and The Norwegian Council for Africa tuesday 5TH A discussion with Gerald Sentongo from Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) parkteatret wednesday 19:00 festival opening festivalåpning (Doors open at 18:30) wednesday 6TH Opening film: Call Me Kuchu Introduction: Gerald Sentongo from SMUG Sexual Minorities Uganda. The bar will be open before and after the screening. FILM: call me kuchu Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall, England/ Uganda/USA, 2012, 87 min A film about David Kato, one of the founders of SMUG (Sexual Minorities Uganda). David Kato was murdered in January 2011 because he was openly gay. In Uganda there is an ongoing process of trying to pass a law that will include the possibility of the death penalty for homosexuality. 11
12 thursday 7TH 09:00 skolevisning: de andre Margreth Olin, Norge 2012, 90 min ringen kino For de fleste ungdommer i det norske samfunnet er 18-årsdagen den dagen livet virkelig begynner. For andre er det slutten på livet og porten tilbake til det de flyktet fra. Det er den dagen de mister sine rettigheter. De andre er en nær, provoserende og bevegende film om ungdom som kjemper for å beholde livshåpet. Etter filmen vil Margreth Olin og en av flyktningene fra filmen møte elevene og svare på spørsmål. Film and talk In Norwegian. 17:00 The hidden genocide AL JAZEERA, 2012, 50 min. parkteatret The Hidden Genocide takes a closer look on the recent violent uprising in western Burma. This film shows that the Rohingya s situation has gone from bad to worse, despite reforms in the former military regime. Introduction by The Norwegian Burma Comittee 17:30 radiodokumentar på café: muhammeds sønner gratis førpremiere KENNETH ELVEBAKK, NORGE 2013, 40 min. IN NORWEGIAN. utestedet so Vi følger tre homofile muslimer i Oslo i ett år: Kaltham Alexander Lie, Abdu Rawashda og Dastan. De er alle kjærlighetsflyktninger fra andre land, men de møter også trusler her i Norge. Radiodoku- mentaren Muhammeds sønner handler om forbudt kjærlighet og retten til å elske hvem du vil. Dørene åpner 17:00, kom tidlig. I samarbeid med NRK P2. 12
13 18:30 utstillingsåpning - kunstplass 5 thursday 7TH Galleri Kunstplass 5 (Olaf Ryes plass 5) fokuserer på temaene ytringsfrihet, protest og de utstøtte. Utstillingen består av foto-, video- og gatekunst både inne på -kunstplass 5 og ute på Olaf Ryes Plass. 19:00 debate and film: the process of «othering» parkteatret Foto: Karen Robinson Millions of people in the world are treated as outcasts and denied basic human rights. Dalits (untouchables), Roma people, unwanted refugees and sexual minorities are only some of these. Why do we maintain mechanisms that reproduce mentalities enabling us to dehumanize others? Which role do institutions, religion, culture and media play in creating outcasts in the 21st century? How do we create an inclusive society? Discussion with film director Stalin K., (India Untouched) Alma Masic, Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Bosnia Moderator: Elisabeth Eide 20:15 OUR SCHOOL Mona Nicoara, Romania/USA/Switzerland 2011, 95 min Our School follows three Roma children from a small Romanian town who participate in a project to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. Alin, Benjamin and Dana set out for the city school, optimistic for education and new friendships. Their innocent optimism quickly sours when the children are met with low expectations and further isolation. 13
14 thursday 7TH 17:00 leaving fear behind Dhondup Wangchen, Tibet 2008, 23 min TIBET 1 cinemateket The filmmakers travelled thousands of miles in Tibet, asking and filming what ordinary Tibetans really feel about their situation, about China and about the Dalai Lama. The answers are frank and powerful. The filmmakers were arrested after finishing the film. Discussion between the films victims of a cultural genocide? Tibet 1 includes two films and a talk Chinese authorities say that the Tibetans are living happy and prosperous lives fully enjoying religious, cultural and social rights and freedom of expression. The Tibetans claim that everything Tibetan is under attack and call China s repressive policies a cultural genocide. Whom are we to believe and what is the real situation in Tibet right now? With film director Ngawang Choephel, Chungdak Koren and Øystein Alme the sun behind the clouds Ritu Sarin and Tenzin Sonam, Tibet 2009, 79 min This film is a potent update on 50 years of struggle for justice for the Tibetan people. The movie also looks at the Dalai Lama s middle way approach. Will the Tibetans give up their calls for independence in exchange for cultural and social autonomy and is China willing to listen? 14
15 21:00 tibet in song Ngawang Choephel, Tibet 2009, 86 minutes TIBET 2 cinemateket thursday 7TH Tibet in Song is a heartbreaking tale of cultural imperialism, exploitation and resistance. The film provides a raw and uncensored look at how China is aiming to transform Tibetan culture. Ngawang Choepel was arrested and spent six years in prison for making this film. Introduction and Q&A with film director Ngawang Choephel Tibetkveld/Tibet-event at Cinemateket in collaboration with the Norwegian Tibet Committee and Voice of Tibet the sun behind the clouds 15
16 Friday 8TH parkteatret 09:00 skolefilm: life and debt Stephanie Black, USA 2001, 80 min, norske undertekster En prisbelønnet og kritikerrost film om Jamaica og om hvorfor noen land forblir fattige selv om de gjør alt riktig. Life and Debt forteller om hvordan en globalisert økonomi, med premisser satt av Det internasjonale pengefondet, Verdensbanken og WTO former landets utvikling, og ofte kan skape mer, ikke mindre, fattigdom. Innledning ved Gina Ekholt fra Slett U-landsgjelda (SLUG). 16 good copper bad copper
17 parkteatret Friday 8TH Carbon Rush + Good Copper, Bad Copper: two screenings for the price of one! Who is in debt to whom in the global economy? These two films (Carbon Rush and ing climate change, debt and Good Copper Bad Copper) gives exploitation. You can watch both interesting perspectives on the films for the price of one. You can economic injustices in the relation of course come and see one film, between north and south concern- but the price will be the same. 16:00 carbon rush Amy Miller, Canada 2012, 82 min Carbon Rush takes us around the world to meet the men and women on the front lines of carbon trading. Using carbon credits as a means to offset pollution created in another part of the world, carbon trading projects have a lasting, sometimes extremely damaging impact on the environment and the communities involved. 17:30 good copper bad copper Audrey Gallet and Alice Odiot, France 2011, 53 min A powerful documentary about Glencore s mining project in Zambia and the environmental damage it causes. The local community decides to fight back against a contamination that has transformed their homeland into an environmental hell. A talk by Gunhild Ørstavik (ForUM) before Good Copper Bad Copper Q&A after Good Copper Bad Copper with Anne Kari Garberg, journalist and researcher at Framtiden i Våre Hender 17
18 Friday 8TH litteraturhuset 15:00 17:45 Unsupported protests - From Russia to Angola The past year has seen new forms of protest against the government in Angola; Instead of guns people now use hip hop to criticize those in power. In Belarus in 2010 and in Russia 2012 there were big mass protests against the authorities. In Tibet dozens have set fire to themselves in protest against the Chinese government. What can the international community do to support peaceful protest movements in these countries? Screening of the short film, Birth of a Movement (20 min) about protests in Angola. Discussion with Sergei Ostaf, Justin Pearce, other panelists TBC. 16:45 Belarusian Dream Ekaterina Kibalchich, Russia 2011, 55 min An inside story about the political opposition in Belarus. This film gives us a synopsis of how Alexander Lukashenko, Europe s last dictator, came to power and how he has managed to hold on to it. It gives a unique and interesting look into how the opposition works and the violent oppression they face :00 india untouched stories of a people apart Stalin K, India 2007, 110 min This documentary gives a comprehensive look at the untouchables (Dalits) in India. Motivated by ancient religious edicts, no amount of governmental encouragement has been able to stop the tragic custom that discriminates human beings according cinemateket to their birth. The film expose the continued oppression of the Dalits, the broken people, in a wide variety of communities, including Sikhs, Christians and Muslims. Introduction and Q&A with director Stalin K.
19 parkteatret 19:00 debate and film: Debt, climate and human rights Friday 8TH Dr. Cephas Lumina has studied the correlation between debt burdens and a country s possibilities of securing economic, social and cultural rights. Andrew Kroglund has written about how and why rich countries such as Norway has to take greater responsibility in relation to climate challenges. Why is so little being done in these areas? There is not a lack of political promises, but rather a lack of solutions-oriented initiatives on both national and international levels. Discussion with Dr. Cephas Lumina, UN and Andrew Kroglund, The Development Fund (Utviklingsfondet) 20:00 payback Jennifer Baichwal, Canada 2012, 86 min Payback is based on Margaret Atwood s book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. In the book she problematizes the concept of debt from many an- gles. The film investigates people s conceptions of debt in relation to conflict, crises and human rights. Who is really in debt to whom in the global economy? parkteatret 21:30 Concert and party: One Day I ll Be a Little Old Lady One Day I ll Be a Little Old Lady, er det lille bandet med det lange navnet. Astrid Holtermann, Ingrid Aas Borge og Karoline Arnesen er tre gammelmodige jenter som skriver country/folkinspirerte viser. Fredag kveld spiller de vakre folkelig låter med politiske undertoner for filmfestivalens gjester. Åpent for alle. Gratis. No entrance fee. One Day I ll Be a Little Old Lady will play folk and country-songs for the film festival s audience on Friday night. Open for everybody. 19
20 saturday 9TH 13:00 Video - kunstplass 5, se side 4. parkteatret 13:30 who killed natasha Mylene Sauloy, UK/Russia/France/Chechnya 2011, 65 min A documentary that explores the murder of Russian journalist and Memorial human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, who, just like her colleague and close friend Anna Politkovskaya, paid the ultimate price for criticizing the situation in Chechnya. Introduction by: Inna Sangadzhieva and Akhmed Gisaev of the Norwegian Helsinki Comittee. 15:30 high tech low life Stephen Maing, Stephen T. Maing, USA, 2012, 88 min parkteatret I live in an environment where all news is good news. This is crap. Not all news is good news. - Zhou Shuguang, aka Zola Two Chinese bloggers take it on themselves to improve the quality of the news, but they risk punishment for disobeying the Chinese censorship. Introduction by Kristoffer Rønneberg, journalist at Aftenposten 20 17:30 film and debate Angola - Norge 17:30 The Birth of a Movement AL JAZEERA, 2012, 24 min A film about the opposition against the authoritarian regime in Angola. 18:00 Investments vs mobilization in repressive states Angola is the most important country for Norwegian business in Africa. parkteatret For the last few years attempts to protest against the authorities have been severely punished by the government. The same situation can be found in Azerbaijan. Statoil is heavily involved in both countries. With Dr. Justin Pearce (SOAS) and Dr. Aslak Jangård Orre (CMI)
21 parkteatret 19:30 dear mandela Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza, South Africa 2012, 90 min saturday 9TH This battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. When the South African government promises to eradicate the slums and begins to evict shack dwellers, three friends who live in Durban s vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. 13:00 gulabi gang NishtHa Jain, Norway/India/Denmark 2012, 94 min Norwegian Subtitles discussion in Norwegian The Gulabi Gang drar fra landsby til landsby og hjelper kvinner som blir dårlig behandlet, i saker hvor politiet verken vil eller kan gjøre jobben sin. Håpet er å tvinge fram sosial forandring i det indiske samfunnet: Bedre forhold for de kasteløse og bedre forhold for alle kvinner. ringen kino Diskusjon etter filmen med Mala Wang-Naveen, Gro Lindstad og Eldrid Mageli Gratis indisk lunsj i loungen på Ringen kino etter diskusjonen. I samarbeid med SAIH ringen kino 16:00 when the boys return Tone Andersen, Sant og Usant, Norge 2012, 58 min, English subtitles The whole village throws a homecoming party for them: the young boys from the West Bank who ve been held as political prisoners in Israel for months, sometimes even years - just because they threw rocks at Israeli soldiers. After the festivities, the boys have to learn to cope with their traumatic arrest and their time in jail, where their rights as minors were completely ignored. Q&A with director Tone Andersen after the screening. In collaboration with Sant og Usant. 21
22 saturday sunday 10 TH 9TH ringen kino 18:00 we are legion: the story of the hacktivists Brian Knappenberger, USA 2012, 93 min, english language. No subtitles We are legion: The Story of the Hacktivists takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical hacktivist collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, then moves to Anonymous raucous beginnings on the website 4chan. sunday 10 TH 14:00 belarusian dream Ekaterina Kibalchich, Russia 2011, 55 min highlights parkteatret An inside story about the political opposition in Belarus. This film gives us a synopsis of how Lukashenko, Europe s last dictator, came to power and how he has managed to hold on to it. It gives a very interesting look into how the opposition works and the violent oppression they face. 22
23 16:00 tibet in song Ngawang Choephel, Tibet 2009, 86 minutes highlights parkteatret sunday 10 10TH Tibet a cultural genocide? Tibet in Song is a heartbreaking tale of cultural imperialism, exploitation and resistance. The film provides a raw and uncensored look at how China is aiming to transform Tibetan culture. Ngawang Choepel was arrested and spent six years in prison for making this film. 18:00 call me kuchu Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall, England/Uganda/ USA, 2012, 87 min A film about David Kato, one of the founders of SMUG (Sexual Minorities Uganda). David Kato was murdered in January 2011 because he was openly gay. In Uganda there is an ongoing process of trying to pass a law that will include the possibility of the death penalty for homosexuals. 20:00 budrus Julia Bacha, Israel, Palestina, USA 2009, 70 min Budrus is an award-winning documentary about a Palestinian community organizer who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in a peaceful movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel s Separation Barrier. Together they unleash an inspiring movement in the Occupied Territories that is still gaining ground today. 23