Voices of Hope, Courage and Resilience

 

Friday 16 – Sunday 25 October 2020
10 Days of Arts and Human Rights Online

Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders in partnership with Amnesty International, Fighting Words, ICCL, NWCI, & Trócaire will implement the 2020 Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival to showcase and highlight the extraordinary work of human rights defenders in Ireland and around the world, past and present, and the role of the arts and artists in promoting human rights today. The festival will run for ten days from Friday 16 October to Sunday 25 October 2020.

Happening Now!

Song Writing Workshops

( SOLD OUT) Song Writing Workshops looking at the history of songs in human rights movements, and creating songs relevant for today’s generation

The Face of Resistance

Virtual Photographic Exhibition celebrating the courage and determination of those who have taken a stand against big business in support of a safer, cleaner and more just world.

Film: 3 Stolen Cameras

Documentary about the Moroccan kingdoms’ violations of human rights in Africa’s last colony – Western Sahara.

Never Waste A Crisis

A short documentary from Trócaire about how human rights are being undermined during the COVID19 crisis – particularly in countries with weak democracies and systemic human rights challenges.

Unsilencing Black Voices

Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion hosted by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality

Theatre and Diverse Narratives Panel Discussion

TheatreMaker.ie will host an online roundtable discussion on the theatre’s role and responsibility in platforming and promoting diverse narratives around human rights.

Upcoming Festival Events

Online Security Panel Discussion

22 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm IST

Front Line Defenders will host a digital and online security panel discussion on the timely topic of ‘Securing Speech: Woman human rights defenders and defamation in the digital space’ exploring themes including online defamation, trolling, and online security arising out of Covid-19. Online Event hosted by Front Line Defenders

Acting for the Future Traveller Documentary

22 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm IST

Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion hosted by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality in partnership with Travact, Tallaght Travellers Community Development Project, Kildare Traveller Action and Musicantia.

Film: Eclipsed

22 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm IST

Ten interviews are conducted with members of the Traveller and Roma community to inform the development of the new documentary.

Irish Women UN Special Rapporteurs

23 October @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm IST

This event features an online exclusive interview with three Irish women who are advancing human rights on the world stage as United Nations Special Rapporteurs, presented by Front Line Defenders.

How We Remember War

23 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm IST

Presentations from film makers and artists on work that has been developed remembering conflicts. The presentations will be followed by panel discussion.

Up-Cycling Workshop – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at Home

24 October @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm IST

Aisling Duffy Designs will host two up-cycling workshops on Saturday 24th as part of the Climate and Environment focused day of the festival.

WORKSHOP: Know Your Right to Protest

24 October @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm IST

The Irish Council For Civil Liberties, Ireland’s leading independent human rights NGO, is hosting an online training on the right to protest. Interested in how to plan or attend a protest? Wondering how COVID restrictions have affected your right to protest? Do the Black Lives Matter and Climate Strike movements have you wondering how you can get involved and raise your voice for a better future? Legal experts will answer these questions and more!

Climate Queens Podcast with Special Guests

24 October @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

Podcast from Climate Queens and special guests discussing some of the most pressing issues facing out climate today

Arts and Human Rights Festivals Across Borders

24 October @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

Aisling Duffy Designs will host two up-cycling workshops on Saturday 24th as part of the Climate and Environment focused day of the festival.

Climate and Environment Panel Discussion

24 October @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm IST

Eyes on Extractives Panel Discussion: As more and more of us want to take part in action on climate, what are the kinds of threats facing those human rights defenders already in the struggle to protect our environment? HRDs from home and around the world challenging the damage caused by extractive industries share their stories.

Art and Philosophy Game: How To Do Things With Words

25 October @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

Date and Time: Sunday 25 October 2020, 10am – 12pmPlatform: Zoom Workshop hosted by Office of Public WorksCategory: Intergenerational workshop […]

FILM: BROKEN – A Palestinian Journey Through International Law

25 October @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

Feature Documentary (52′) about International Law’s broken promises at the example of the 2004 International Court of Justice Wall case.

Looking Forward

25 October @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT

Eyes on Extractives Panel Discussion: As more and more of us want to take part in action on climate, what are the kinds of threats facing those human rights defenders already in the struggle to protect our environment? HRDs from home and around the world challenging the damage caused by extractive industries share their stories.

Targeting Transnational Activism for Palestinian Rights

25 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm GMT

Live online discussion hosted by Front Line Defenders. Online panel discussion on Targeting Transnational Activism for Palestinian Rights