HRFFB goes re:publica

We are thrilled to announce that will be hosting three events at the highly acclaimed re:publica conference, situated at the intersection between film, human rights and digital society. We are excited to be part of this extraordinary platform for exploring pressing social issues through the lens of digital innovation.

Mark your calendars for 5–7 June 2023, as the re:publica Berlin festival takes centre stage at Arena Berlin and Festsaal Kreuzberg with the captivating theme ‘CASH’. We will be delving into thought-provoking discussions, eye-opening screenings and engaging workshops that challenge our perspectives and inspire meaningful change.

As part of this collaboration, we are delighted to be presenting three compelling programme highlights at the intersection of film, human rights and digital society:

Free Money (film screening):

Oberhafenkantine, 5 June 2023, 8.00–10.00 pm

Join us for the screening of the powerful documentary ‘Free Money’. This thought-provoking film follows the launch of a GiveDirectly project in Kenya aiming to give residents $22 every month for 12 years. Without passing judgment, the documentary sheds light on the gap between the idealism contained in Manhattan’s glass-windowed offices and the complex realities of life in a Kenyan village. The screening will be introduced by a captivating talk between Helene Mutschler (Aktion gegen den Hunger) and Anna Ramskogler-Witt (HRFFB).


New Narratives (workshop):

Workshop Festsaal, 6 June 2023, 10.00–11.00 am

Join Isabelle Roughol (The New Humanitarian) and Lydia Band (HRFFB) in an interactive workshop titled ‘New Narratives’. Together, we will explore the ethical challenges of writing about the suffering of others and learn how to portray their experiences without exploiting them. Gain valuable insights into crafting narratives that empower and respect the dignity of those whose stories we share.


Poverty Porn (panel discussion):

Stage 4, 7 June 2023, 4.155.15 pm

Join Celia Parbey (journalist), Isabelle Roughol (The New Humanitarian) and Anna Ramskogler-Witt (HRFFB) as they engage in a crucial conversation about poverty porn. Explore the ways in which the media exploit the plight of the poor, sensationalizing their circumstances to generate sympathy and support. Together, we will discuss the various ways in which suffering is commercialised and look for alternative narratives.


Don’t miss this great opportunity to be part of an inspiring fusion of film, human rights and digital society.

We look forward to welcoming you to our programme at re:publica. Let’s come together to create a world where art, technology and human rights intertwine for a brighter future!

26. MAY 2023