Human Rights through cinematography (10 December 2015)
To celebrate Human Rights Day 2015, a number of movies focused on topics related to human rights were screened in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Faisalabad on 10 December 2015. Migration, women’s and children rights, health and corruption are among the topics of the movies selected for the screenings.
Human Rights through Cinematography is organized jointly by the European Union and its member states, Alliances Françaises in Karachi and Lahore, the Goethe Institut, the Quaid-e-Azam University and the Swiss Confederation.
Movies like Sabogal, Ho Yaqeen, Something Better to Come, The Shelter, Akiyaya, Journey of Hope, Journey to Portugal, My sweet Pepper Land, Welcome, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan have been screened across different locations in Pakistan to varied audiences.
In Karachi and Lahore, two movies, “My Sweet Pepper Land” and “Welcome” were screened in front of large audiences at the two Alliances françaises.
Debates followed in each city on Human Rights analysed through these movies (women’s rights, migration, right to justice and state), with prominent Pakistani speakers such as Mr. I . A . Rehman, M. Ghazi Salahuddin, Mrs. Bina Shah and Mr. Framji Minwalla.