STORIES THAT MATTER
by Amnesty International
Films can help to explain human rights and to highlight and denounce human rights violations. Offering human rights films an audience, supporting and encouraging their film makers - these are the reasons why Amnesty supports the promotion of films with a focus on human rights. It is not uncommon for filmmakers to put their own lives at risk in their work.
For the first time, Amnesty is partnering the HRFFB with its own film series, not least to draw attention to current cases of human rights violations. Films like FLY SO FAR, UNAPOLOGETIC and WELCOME TO CHECHNYA raise awareness of the importance of our human rights. Through them we learn that people are not discouraged but stand up for freedom and their rights.
Amnesty International works for a world in which the rights of all people are respected, based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The strength of the organisation lies in the commitment of more than ten million members and supporters worldwide, who stand up for a world without human rights violations with courage, strength and imagination. Amnesty was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.