Heimildarmyndir um mannréttindi

Franska SendiráðiðKvikYndi hefur borist sending frá Franska Sendiráðinu. Um er að ræða 17 heimildarmyndir frá ýmsum löndum sem allar fjalla á einhvern hátt um mannréttindi. Hér er listi með upplýsingum um myndirnar og ég hvet þig til að skoða hann og láta okkur svo vita hvaða myndir þér finnst mest áhugaverðar. Myndirnar eru allar með enskum texta.

1) Le Cas Pinochet

Eftir Patricio Guzmán
2001
Chile/Frakkland/Belgía/Spánn
110 mínútur

In 1998, General Pinochet went to London on holiday. The holiday lasted more than 500 days. Arrested on warrant issued by Spanish judge Balthazar Garzon, he was put under house arrest. Patricio Guzmán decided to film a documentary about this unique event in history: international justice catching up with a dictator 25 years after he seized power.

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2) Le Cercle des Noyés

Eftir Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
2007
Belgía/Frakkland
Svart/hvít
75 mínútur
“The circle of the drowned” is the name given to black political prisoners in Mauritania, imprisoned in the old colonial fort of Oualata from 1986 onwards. Ba Fara is one of them. With Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd, he cowrote this story of one of the darkest episodes in Mauritania´s recent history. The prisoners were spared no humiliation during the long years they spent completely cut off from the outside world.

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3) De Guerre Lasses

Eftir Laurent Bécue-Renard
2003
Frakkland
98 mínútur

In Srebrenica on 12 July 1995, 7000 men disappeared, murdered by the army. Wives, mothers and sisters search tirelessly, question and remain in endless suffering and silence. For a year, the director filmed Vive Zene, an association that helps these women. Testimony to their difficulty rebuilding their lives and dignity.

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4) Guerre et Santé

Eftir Michel Vuillermet
1996
Frakkland
52 mínútur

The scale and nature of wars has changed. The main victims of modern warfare are civilian populations. Beginning in the late 19th century with Henry Dunant, humanitarian action is an attempted response to the harm done by major conflicts.

5) Invente-Moi un Pays

Eftir Catalina Villar
2005
Frakkland
58 mínútur

The director asked children learning to live in exile in France to participate in making a short fiction film. The making of the film would become the material for a documentary. The cinema workshop is a place where these children an talk about their memories and become involved in all kinds of discussions about subjects like racism and religion.

6) Lecon de Biélorusse

Eftir Miroslaw Dembinski
2006
Pólland
56 mínútur

After the collapse of the USSR, a breeze of freedom blew over Minsk University. But when Lukashenko came to power in 1995, Belarus returned to a dictatorship. Despite brutal repression, young Belarusians embody the resistance against the government. Intelligent, talented students are getting organised and calling for a democratic Belarus

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7) La Liste de Carla

Eftir Marcel Schüpbach
2006
Sviss
105 mínútur

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, a woman, Carla del Ponte, is fighting to bring the last war criminals still at large to justice. For the first time, a camera films the corridors of the ICTY and the day-to-day work of the prosecutor and her staff, from The Hague to New York, via Belgrade, Zagreb and Washington.

8 ) Nous, les Enfants du XXémé Siécle

Eftir Vitali Kanevski
1993
Frakkland
87 mínútur

The director meets Russian youths incarcerated for murder. In reform schools and jails, he films these street children from Saint Petersburg and Moscow in a documentary that paints a portrait of a society in distress

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9) Le Pret, la Poule et L´oeuf

Eftir Claude Mouriéras
2002
Frakkland
78 mínútur

An Ethiopian micro’bank lends money to poor pesant women. Adam, a former political activist, now working in social action, puts his generous ideas to the test of the field. The film shows how these women organise themselves to obtain tiny but sufficient funding to survive or to develop a new more lucrative activity.

10) Les Petits Soldats

Eftir Fracois Margolin
2004
Frakkland
84 mínútur

After 14 years of civil war, Liberia is a devastated country, inhabited by child soldiers under no one´s control. For the first time, they tell their story and talk about the abductions, rapes and pillages of which they were victims. They also tell of their children´s hopes

11) S21, la Machine de Mort Khmére Rouge

Eftir Rithy Panh
2002
Frakkland
105 mínútur

Under the Khmer Rouge, between 1974 and 1979, some 20.000 people were interned, tortured and murdered at Interrogation Centre S21 in Phnom Penh. The director spent almost three years investigating. Through a confrontation between jailers and jailed, Rithy Panhy delivers a disturbing refleciton on the machinery of totalitarianism.

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12) Selves and Others: Un Portrait D´Edward Said

Eftir Emmanuel Hamon
2002
France
52 mínútur

A portrait of the great Palestinian intellectual shortly before his death. In this long interview, Edward Said reminisces about his live, his background, his studies, his daily engagement. He defends his concept of the intellectual and defines his position in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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13) Les Survivvants

Eftir Patrick Rotman
2005
Frakkland
116 mínútur

The film Survivors relates the final months in the camps. Sixty years on, the survivors of spring 1945 tell of the difficulty of talking about what they had been through on their return and, even harder, the refusal of others to listen. The camp survivors numbered only a few thousand and their voices blended into the long lament of misfortune in the aftermath of the war.

14) Terres D´Asile

Eftir Axel Clévenot
1995
Frakkland
3×52 mínútur

Exile and asylum are founding myths of our civilisations. For the past two centuries, the rules on the right of asylum have changed the fate of those who come knocking at Europe´s door. In 1951, many countries signed the Geneva Refugee Convention.

15) Un Abolitionniste

Eftir Joel Calmettes
2001
Frakkland
55 mínútur

“On behalf of the government of the Republic, I have the honour of asking the National Assembly to abolish the death penalty in France” In 1981, Robert Badinter, recently appointed Minister for Justice under Francois Mitterand, spoke with emotion… This illuminating and rare documentary retraces his crusade against the death penalty.

16) Un Coupable Idéal

Eftir Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
2001
Frakkland
115 mínútur

Florida, USA, 7. may 2000. In Jacksonville, a white holidaymaker is shot in the head and dies. Two hours later, Brenton Butler, a 15-year old black boy, is arrested. Formally identified by the victim´s husband, he signs a confession. As they go over the investigation, Brenton´s lawyers uncover disturbing facts that challenge the findings of the police.

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17) Votez Pour Moi! – Please wote for me

2007
Danmörk/Kína
58 mínútur

For the first time, primary school students in Wuhan, China, elect their class representative. The children discover democracy, which does not exist anywhere around them.

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