Friday, 3 September 2010
Cinema and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
We are in the midst of our summer course on Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy, which is organized jointly by the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the Huston Film School. My part in the programme is a presentation on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights using films to illustrate its content. The films I use are, of course, a personal choice, and are influenced by my own background, interests and idiosyncrasies. Really, the films provide talking points for a discussion about the substantive rights. The 60-slide presentation uses still photos and posters of the films. One day, I'll figure out the technology enough so that I can use short clips from the films too. Here is the presentation.