The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) turns 15 this year. With 134 events in Geneva and 300 guest speakers from 62 countries, the FIFDH is recognized as the premiere international event of its kind. The festival will take place from 10 to 19 March 2017 to coincide with the main session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Thanks to support from its 128 partners, the FIFDH offers a fascinating programme of films, debates and talks by Swiss and international experts, civil society activists, filmmakers, writers, photographers and artists, as well as exhibitions, music and theatre. Two international juries, presided by UNESCO goodwill ambassador Deeyah Khan and contemporary artist Mounir Fatmi, will award prizes in the documentary and fiction categories.
As part of the festival, an open-air exhibition organized by Act on Your Future Foundation will showcase the work of finalists from the two first editions of the Human Rights Photography Prize. The exhibition will be installed in the pedestrian section of rue du Mont-Blanc from 9 to 29 March 2017.
The work above, by Judith Hunziker, is entitled "Rebuilding". A graduate in visual communication from HEAD - University of Art and Design Geneva, Judith Hunziker addresses the issue of migration through the eyes of Syrian refugees in Leipzig, Germany. "They are progressively discovering the city that will become their home. Their former lives are still very present in their memories; parts of Leipzig remind them of Aleppo, Raqqa or Damascus," she explains.