The Human Rights Institute of the University of Valencia (IDH-UV) actively collaborates in the ninth edition of Human Fest, the international film and human rights festival in Valencia organized by the Foundation for Justice with the collaboration of the Regional Ministry of Justice, the Film Library, diverse ONGS and the own University, between the 12 and the 15 of February. The director of the IDH, Javier de Lucas and four other members of the institute will take part in the round tables that are held in parallel to the screening of the festival films.
On Monday, February 12, a round table with the title “Media and Human Rights. It will have the participation of Eva Máñez (photojournalist); Pilar Almenar (freelance journalist); Laura Ballester (Levante-EMV); Manuel Peris (journalist member of the IDH-UV); and Javier Vilalta (director of Associació Àmbit). It will be moderated by Professor Albert Mora (sociologist member of the IDHUV)
On Tuesday the 13th at 5:15 p.m., a round table on Universal Justice will take place at the Paraninfo of Centro Cultural la Nau, with interventions by Baltasar Garzón (jurist); José Elías Esteve (lawyer and member of the IDH-UV); José María Tomás y Tío (president of the Foundation for Justice and the Court of Restorative Justice in El Salvador); Juanma Chavarrías (director of Kidnapping Tibet); Héctor Faver (director of Lesa Humanidad); Thubten Wangchen (representative for Europe of the Tibetan parliament in exile). It will be moderated by Raquel Vañó (professor and member of the IDH-UV)
On Thursday, the 15th at 5:00 a round table will be held with the title “Cinema, Human Rights and Democracy”. It will include Rupert Russell (director Freedom for the Wolf); María Carrión (FiSahara); Giovanna Ribes (film director); and Javier de Lucas (Professor of Philosophy of Law and director of the IDH-UV). It will be moderated by Quique Sánchez (Humans Fest).
The international film and human rights festival is a project of the Foundation for Justice co-organized with other entities of the city of Valencia such as CEAR, Amnesty International of the Pais Valencià, Associació ÀMBIT, CVONGD, València en Bici, Acció Ecologista Agró, Movimiento contra the intolerance, Lambda, SJM, Entreculturas, which offers a unique audiovisual space to raise awareness of human rights issues in the city of Valencia and other international venues. The festival allows you to see the latest international news of documentary film, around human rights and the Millennium Development Goals. Among its objectives is the promotion of a critical reflection on the causes of global inequality in order to bring about changes in patterns of behavior that have repercussions on the societies of the countries of the South.