Birmingham International Film Society presents the regions second annual Human Rights Film Festival. The Festival will be screening a wide range of films that investigate the notion of Human Rights in the 21st Century as measured against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
With a wide selection of specially invited guest speakers – filmmakers, commentators, academics and campaigners – our aim is to give audiences the opportunity to discuss and debate the issues highlighted in the films.
With recent events at home and abroad, ongoing uprisings in the Middle East, political repression in Russia, the threat of extradition of whistleblowers to the USA, the freedom and privacy of the internet called into question, the media and poilce under investigation in the UK as well as the consequences of recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq – the whole concept of Human Rights is once again under intense scrutiny.
What are Human Rights, who is entitled to them and how are they represented by our media?
The Festival opens on Tuesday 18 September at 6.15pm with a reception at the Library Theatre and an opening address by Phil Shiner of Public Interest Lawyers.
This will be followed by a Special Preview screening of Shadows of Liberty.
Birmingham Library Theatre
Chamberlain Square, next to Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham B3 3HQ
0121 303 2323 birmingham-film.org
Tickets: £4.50 Full price, £3.50 Concessions
Special ticket for both films on night: £8 Full price, £6 Concessions
Full Cover Girl/ Saving Face: £3 Full Price, £2 Concessions (per film)
The Old Print Works
Entrance through Ort Café
506 Moseley Road, Birmingham B12 9AH
07429 153744 oldprintworks.org
Tickets: £4 Kino 10 Shorts, £2 Sambhavna Special ticket for both films on night: £5
Midlands Arts Centre (mac)
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH
0121 446 3232 macarts.co.uk
Tickets: £7 Full Price, £5 Concessions
Light House Media Centre
The ChubbBuildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton,
01902 716 055 light-house.co.uk
Tickets: £6.10 Full Price, £4.70 Concessions