Filmmaking for Peace-building

On the occasion of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights – screening of ‘Filmmaking for Peace-building’ – Joint Pakistani-Afghan documentaries on human rights.

room with children, Pakistan« Bahaali », « Sound of Silence » and « Transgender in Pakistan » are three documentaries produced by Afghani and Pakistani filmmakers who lived and worked together as part of a training programme on human rights and peace-building.

The documentaries were made by eight Pakistani and Afghan directors who took part in a training program on human rights and peace-building organized in Pakistan by the United Nations Information Centre in Islamabad and the Swiss Embassy in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Journalism in Karachi, the Fondation Hirondelle and the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights.

The directors lived and worked together, discussing and discovering the similarities between their countries, and creating these powerful documentaries.

 

Two free screenings, in Geneva and in Lausanne:

  • Wednesday, 14 March at 6:45 p.m. at the Grütli Cinemas, Geneva, during the Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights. Followed by a discussion with Caroline Vuillemin, General-Director of Fondation Hirondelle; Kamal Siddiqi, Director of the Center for Excellence in Journalism in Karachi, and Vittorio Cammarota, Senior Public Information at the UN Department for Public Information.
  • Thursday, 15 March at 8 p.m. at the Centre socioculturel de l’Union syndicale vaudoise, Lausanne (av. Jean-Jacques Mercier 3), with the support of Pôle Sud and the Center for Excellence in Journalism in Karachi. Followed by a discussion with Caroline Vuillemin, General Director of Fondation Hirondelle; Kamal Siddiqi, Director of the Center for Excellence in Journalism in Karachi.

 

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