The Human Rights Film Festival Berlin is inviting storytellers to attend its Human Rights Forum from 20 to 23 September 2021. This four-day international and transdisciplinary conference on storytelling, human rights and activism will be opened by German Minister of State Michelle Müntefering and host international guests through keynotes, discussions and workshops.
The Human Rights Forum is an innovative platform that aims to promote the transformative power of storytelling, creating a place where filmmakers, media professionals, artists, activists, NGO workers, and scholars can discuss and share their stories with the world.
Forum highlights include a keynote by Tunisian activist and first African Youth Ambassador Aya Chebbi on storytelling and activism, an in-depth conversation with Ece Temelkuran about strategies for countering populism and a discussion with journalist and Afghanistan expert Graeme Smith on the fine line between journalism and activism.
In addition, the forum is offering four documentary projects the opportunity to introduce themselves. These include The Sharp Edge of Peace by Afghan journalist and director Roya Sadat. Director Wim Wenders will present his new project Peace by Peace at the forum and discuss different aspects of the topic of peace.
In addition, the forum will be putting on workshops with experts on topics such as participatory storytelling formats, campaign design, postcolonial conflict-sensitive reporting and interview techniques that take into account the trauma experienced by survivors of human rights violations.