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Name Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy
Type Summer schools
Organising institution
Global Campus of Human Rights, Italy
Frequency Annual
Level postgraduate
Start date 26/08/2024
End date 04/09/2024
Objectives By taking this course, you’ll be able to:

Gain knowledge, insights and perspectives on the role of visual media to influence change, and raise awareness on human rights issues
Develop a critical thinking through reflection, dialogue and film analysis, to debate human rights issues
Develop a toolbox of strategies, best practices, tips and techniques on how to tell, report, document and investigate stories for social change
Understand ethical challenges in using visual media in your work, and how to deal with trauma affected people, including children
How to build your cognitive reserves when facing challenging stories
Area of expertise human rights defenders
human rights education
human rights monitoring
Target group General public
HRE Experts/Practitioners
Content The school covers the following core themes:

Introduction to Human Rights with a focus on Children Rights
Human Rights Representation in Films
Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy
Children and Trauma
Challenges of working in hostile environment
Storytelling for Social Change
Ethical Challenges in Documentary Filmmaking
Social Impact Documentary Production
Impact Strategy and Distribution
Country Italy
City Venice Lido
Methodology used The course will be delivered with a combination of:

Lectures to introduce a specific topic using a diverse range of media and teaching tools
Workshops to develop and apply a particular skill or technique
Working in small groups to encourage peer learning, develop critical thinking and actively engage participants to learn by doing through practical exercises
Tutorials in 1-2-1 with tutors and/or experts to discuss and feedback on a project proposal
Film festival screenings to reflect on and apply the framework of understanding acquired in the course to a selection of human rights related films in the Venice International Film Festival
Private meeting with filmmakers and producers of the selected festival screenings to discuss issues inherent to the film production, content, and filmmakers’ distinctive style
Materials links
Degree/Certificate Upon completion of the course
Tuition/Accommodation € 1900,00 (VAT included)
Homepage www.gchumanrights.org/chra

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