CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy summer school, is accepting applications!
The 13th Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy summer school is on its way! This year’s school will take place in the picturesque Lido island of Venice, Italy! The Summer School offers an exciting programme of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies! In collaboration with EIUC, CHRA will offer a one in a life-time experience, through an inter-disciplinary training on human rights film advocacy. Anyone with an interest in human rights, cinema and advocacy is invited to apply!
13th Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy Summer School
When? 27 August – 5 September 2018
Where? EIUC, Monastery of San Nicolò | Venice Lido (Italy)
Early Bird: Enrol by 9 May 2018 to receive a 15% discount!
THE SUMMER SCHOOL
The 13th Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy, is a training initiative jointly organized by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization-EIUC and CHRA. The 10-day intense programme is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, film, digital media and video advocacy. The school provides a unique opportunity for participants to share ideas and foster critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers in conjunction with the 75th Venice international Film Festival, and learn how to use film as a tool for social and cultural change. Cinema accreditation to the Film Festival will be provided for the duration of the school. Read More…
The Summer School offers an exciting
programme of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise with media studies and video advocacy strategies. The teaching sessions develop issues rooted in human rights and film-making. The topics of discussion vary from ethics and human rights philosophy, to the UDHR illustrated in films and a history of human rights cinema, freedom of expression and censorship, the role of media in advancing human rights causes, the use of video in human rights documentation and advocacy, production and distribution of human rights films, social documentaries and documentary film project development.
CHRA’s team of mentors is composed of internationally acclaimed experts in the film, television, photography & human rights fields, in academia and/or on the field as activists, like the world renowned photographer & filmmaker Nick Danziger;
Claudia Modonesi an expert in human rights and a media trainer with a passionate interest in cinema; the legendary professor of human rights William Schabas; the Founder & Managing Director of Dartmouth Films, Christopher Hird; EIUC’s Secretary General Manfred Nowak; Chair of International Law Koen de Feyter; the inspiring Programme Manager of Witness Kelly Matheson; and the senior lecturer in Film & Television Emma Sandon.
Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (CHRA) trains, supports and advises activists and filmmakers to use, produce and distribute films to effectively expose human rights abuses, alter public perceptions and advocate change. We train filmmakers and activists to be agents of change through their storytelling and visual work.
The Global Campus of Human Rights is an EU-funded global network of universities, based in the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). EIUC’s mission is to act as a strategic hub for the advancement of human rights in the world.
Save the dates:
Early Bird deadline: 9 May 2018
Registration deadline: 20 June 2018