An overview of the recent years:
A. Action of the Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival:
-The Film Festival conducted a round table with the intention of making visible the CIES regime and invited three people who were convicted under that regime.
-The Film Festival held a round table on the future of Palestine “New horizons of Palestine as a member state of Unesco”, at the headquarters of the European Institutions in Barcelona, with the participation of Palestinian concerning Uri Davis as Secretary of the PCG, Palestinian Karama Festival directors (dignity) in Jordan and the Palestinian ambassador.
-The Film Festival is a major international meeting for directors who spread Human Rights.
-The Film Festival subtitled 80% of the movies that are part of the official section, which has no precedent in Spain or Catalonia. Of which 80% of them are premieres in Spain.
-The Film Festival incorporates a line of direct aid to defenders of Human Rights filmmakers who are threatened under scrutiny or pressure, we support and / or link to Amnesty International or others organisations.
-The Film Festival together with the Barcelona Russian Theatre held a performance in support of Pussy Riot.
-The Film Festival presented the 3rd cycle Human Rights organized by the Bar Association of Terrassa and the Municipal Ombudsman Trustee Terrassa in collaboration with Amnesty International.
-The Film Festival organized the discussion on peace in Palestine with Joan Roura and the TV3 correspondent Oscar Monterde, founder of the Zaituna group, to defend the Palestinian cause, who has also worked for the UN in this topic.
-The Film Festival organized screening in narcotic and other geriatric and drug addiction centres.
-The Film Festival invited Stop Rubber bales and Esther Quintana and the Iñigo Cabacas platform.
-On several occasions the Film Festival invited the director of the Tibet House with films about the situation in Tibet at the Tibet House Foundation in Barcelona. Exhibition: “Tibet: a culture in danger of extinction”.
-The Film Festival held samples for prisoners in prisons in Catalonia, with panel discussions with directors of the films themselves. Penal institutions are stipulated as exhibition venues of the Festival. Unique Festival performing this work.
-The Film Festival interviewed Julian Assange, who opened the Festival through a videoconference from London in its 11th edition.
We have shown for the first time in the state the case Maung Thura / Żagań in Burma.
-The Film Festival held a round table “The aim and direction of the current peaceful revolutions” with Arcadi Oliveres, Amnesty int, the Tibet House, Institut Human Rights of Catalonia, Catalan Institute for Peace International.
-The Film Festival invited Article 19, an organization for the protection of Human Rights reporters in Mexico. They awarded Omar Rabago Vital, a young journalist defender of human rights in Mexico.
-The Film Festival made passes for children in the children’s section.
– It has worked to publicize the case of Russian lawyer
Sergei Magnitsky and was attended by Bill Browder.
-The Film Festival helped to publicize first world torture and human rights violations in Bahrain with the film “The bleeding pearl”
-The Film Festival contributes to our city and our country as a leader in this field.
-The Film Festival presents training workshops organized by media professionals:
Workshop “Creating meaning through images * as” given by the Turkish director Eser Ozarslan. Animation workshop by the Mexican filmmaker Victor Orozco.
-The Film Festival presented the play “The sound of the bones creak when” Almaradas Company in the workshop of the Sala Beckett.
B. Prizes in recent years of the Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival:
-The Film Festival has premiered and awarded for the first time worldwide a paper presented by the Wikileaks platform on human rights violations in Iraq, two members attending the Festival.
-The Film Festival awarded and invited Ada Colau as an activist and member of the PAH, on the human rights prize, awarded to a person or entity for the promotion and protection of Human Rights 2013.
-The Film Festival awarded the film “The platform” Jon Herranz and Gerard Peris on PAH Platform Affected by Mortgage.
-The Film Festival awarded to Dick Emanuelsson, a Swedish journalist based in Honduras who has covered for almost three decades the conflict in Colombia, and the prize helps him to create a small shield as his life is threatened.
-The Film Festival held special sessions on the Saharawi issue in support of their cause and the terrible annulment of Human Rights in their live.
-The Film Festival has awarded “How to Start a Revolution” about the work of Gene Sharp and invited to a round table Jamila Raqib the Einstein Institute in NYC.
-The Film Festival has awarded the journalistic value, such as the award delivered by Javier Couso’s widow Gilles Jacquier, a journalist who died working in Syria in 2012.
-The Film Festival has invited and awarded to Amy Goodman, host of the “Democracy Now” program at an event in the NYC Festival.
-The Film Festival awarded Omar Rabago Vital, a young defender of human rights journalist threatened in México.
-The Film Festival awarded Ciutat morta from Xapo Ortega and Xavier Artigas.
-The Film Festival awarded “Termite” from the Observatory DESC.
-The Film Festival awarded by Newen Mapuche Elena Varela, director who is threatened for her Mapuche struggle by the Chilean government.
-The Film Festival awarded the documentary film ‘Presumed Guilty’, denouncing the corruption of the judicial system in Mexico, which was withdrawn from cinemas by government order.
-The Film Festival awarded the gold or the life of Guatemala and the systematic theft of their resources.
-The Film Festival awarded Sucumbios, land without evil, about the oil looting communities and destruction to the environment and as a lawyer and a small community win a trial to a giant oil extractor.
-The Film Festival awarded the Latituds program, which helped Channel 33 to continue programming.
-The Film Festival awarded War on Terror, Sebastian JF about the Iraq war and GW Bush and allies and subsequent detention at Guantanamo.
-The Film Festival awarded Jambo Amani Unai Aranzadi
A group of Congolese militia FDLR has decided to renounce violence, lay down arms and join the program of reintegration of the United Nations.
-The Film Festival awarded “We lost and continue to lose,” directed by Josep Lluis Penades. documentary highlighting the difficult situation faced by Colombia’s indigenous communities who have been displaced.
-The Festival awarded film “My Tehran for Sale” Granaz Moussavi (Iran, 2009), a film made without government permission and out of the country in portable hard drives, which resulted to be a conviction of 90 lashes to its main character (in real life).
C. Contributions of the Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival:
Participation as an international observer of the International Commission on Clarification of the violation of human rights in the commune 13 in Medellin, Colombia, in compliance with the 10th anniversary of the mass killings by the government, which occurred between 2002 and 2003 in the area.
He is invited to the roundtable event organized by the NGO SOS Racism, in Barcelona. In the act against racism Culture. Representing the film, along with representatives of theater and literature.
False positives together with IAP Interational Action for Peace, Teresa Palop and Yezid Arteta Colombia in Pau.
Invited to participate in the embassy in Madrid a seminar organized by the UN headquarters with festivals concerning human rights.
D. Outstanding films of Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival:
-The Film Festival released the film “The last European dictator” about the dictator of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
-The Film Festival screened a work on the eternal forgotten Mumia Abu Jamal.
-The Film Festival has made film samples in Palestine in cooperation with the PCG (Palestinian Cinema Group).
-The Film Festival opened statewide work “The case of Marta” on gender violence. Theme very present at the Festival.
-The Film Festival premiered “Karama has not Walls” Released nationally and subtitled in the Festival, two years after winning the Oscars as a Foreign Language film.
-The Film Festival showed and subtitled for the first time in the state
“Lotuses fill the garden” Lotus flowers in the garden, “about the persecution in China and indiscriminate killing the followers of Dafa Falum, assisting the director and one of the stars
Film Festival -the first showed “The Peace Walker”, on repression in Burma.
-The Film Festival showed some movies with false or anonymous name because its directors are under direct threats to their person in their countries and want that people know their work.
-The Film Festival showed Torneu-meu el meu fill “Montse Armengou and Ricard Belis (Spain, 2011), a documentary about child stealing during the Franco dictatorship.
-The Film Festival showed How to start a revolution “of Ruaridh Arrow (UK, 2011), documentary creditor numerous international awards, including Boston, Oslo, Ottawa and New Orleans, which is about the philosopher of nonviolence Gene Sharp, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.
-The Film Festival showed Wasted Youth “Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Jan Vogel (Greece, 2011), a contemporary portrait of the city of Athens that opened the 40th Festival of Rotterdam.
-The Film Festival showed Justice for Segei “Hans Hermans (Netherlands, 2011), a documentary that denounces the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, awarded at the Berlin Film Festival with the film prize for peace and justice (Cinema for Peace Award Justice)
-The Film Festival showed Black Blood “from Miaoyan Zhang (China, 2011), a film premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
-The Film Festival showed Debtocracy “Katerina Kitidi and Ari Hatzistefanou (Greece, 2011), which draws a clear parallel between the current economic crisis in the Hellenic country and Argentina’s economic crisis of 1999-2002.
-The Film Festival showed Cultures of Resistance “Iara Lee (USA, 2010), the tape laureate in Atlanta, Nevada, Ethiopia and India, collects stories of people who pawn their lives to promote social change through music, photography and dance.
-The Film Festival showed Black Thursday “by Antoni Krauze (Poland, 2011), a historical reconstruction of the dramatic events on Thursday, December 17, 1970 in Gdynia, Poland.
-The Film Festival was “The Prize” by Paula Markovitch (Mexico / Argentina / Germany, 2011), a story that has as its backdrop the Argentina military dictatorship, won two Silver Bears at the 61st edition of the Berlinale.
-The Film Festival showed “Mediastan”, a film shot by the team of Wikileaks.
-The Film Festival showed Guerriller @ s on the Rights of transsexuals.
-The Film Festival showed els anys robats del Xavi. Documentary about the irregularities in the system of child protection based on a real case.