Hon­our­ing hu­man rights on film

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

The shortlist for Ir­ish Coun­cil for Civil Lib­er­ties Hu­man Rights Film Awards has been un­veiled by jury mem­bers Lenny Abra­ham­son and Conor McPher­son.

As ever, the six films on the shortlist di­rect at­ten­tion to a wide range of con­cerns. From Spain, Na­cho Gil’s Una Del­gada Linea ad­dresses home­less­ness. Roisin Lough- ery’s The Room deals with art and disability. Vir­ginia Man­chado’s Modou Modou, con­cerns it­self with eco­nomic mi­gra­tion. Ni­amh Heery’s Har­manli: Trapped on the Fringe of Free­dom con­cerns the Syr­ian refugee cri­sis.

Alan Whelan’s Food not Fuel in­ves­ti­gates the ex­pro­pri­a­tion of indige­nous land in Gu­atemala for cash crops. Eric Esser’s Chaja and Mimi has fresh things to day about the Holo­caust. The shortlist will be the sub­ject of a gala screen­ing in Dublin’s Light House Cin­ema on June 26th, where the win­ning film will be an­nounced. To view the films, and for more about the com­pe­ti­tion, see hu­man­rights­fil­mawards.org

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