Oxford Human Rights Festival
Founded in 2003, the Oxford Brookes University Human Rights Arts Festival is an initiative of postgraduate students on the MA and MArchD courses in Development and Emergency Practice.
The aim of the Festival is to attract diverse audiences to each of our events, to raise awareness, through the arts, of a range of human rights issues among Brookes students and across the wider Oxford community. In previous years guest speakers have included award winning Lebanese filmmaker, Jean Chamoun, former Beirut hostage John McCarthy, legendary musician Annie Lennox, retired Head of Graphics at UNICEF, George McBean and the Director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabati.
Each year the festival engages academics, film makers, actors and artists to present films and take part in the lively audience discussions following the screenings.
14th Annual Festival: 10th - 13th February 2016
The student committee is currently curating the 2016 festival. The theme is adversity, looked at closely through four sub-themes; women in adversity, adversity closer to home, environmental adversity: climate change and fleeing adversity: refugees. Women in adversity is also the title of the upcoming exhibition in the Glass Tank, which will form the centrepiece of the festival.
For updates, including programme announcements, film trailers, information on speakers and how to get involved, please visit www.oxfordhumanrightsfestival.net or follow the Festival on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Wednesday 10 February 2016
|19:30||Screening||Suffragette JHBB main lecture theatre (introduced by director Sarah Gavron, hosted by third year Film Studies student Synne Akselberg, with tutor Lindsay Steenberg) *please note that this event is fully booked|
Thursday 11 February 2016
|12:30||Screenings||Death of Schengen + Emigrant Shorts about refugees|
|19:00||Screening||He Named Me Malala JHBB main lecture theatre (with OBUDocClub: introduced by Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai and with reception beforehand in the Glass Tank) *please note that this event is fully booked|
Friday 12 February 2016
|12:30||Screenings||Shorts about the environment |
Life Mosaic film and talk about indigenous rights and land grabs
with Ahmed Masoud (reading), Laura Ryhänen (vocals, kantele) and Mikko Kuisma (harmonium, vocals)
|18:30||Screenings:||shorts about refugees (reprise)|
|19:00||Dabke dancing workshop with Ahmed Masoud|
Saturday 13 February 2016
Larry and Janet move out + Not Just Homeless|
Shorts about home
|15:00||Screening||God Grew Tired Of Us |
with panel discussion on refugees with Cathrine Brun, new Head of CENDEP and Hazel Healy of the New Internationalist
|17:30||Performance||Broke, by Ice & Fire|
|19:30||Screening||Promised Land |
Q&A with Friends of the Earth on fracking