Wednesday: NI Human Rights Festival

Today’s events at the Human Rights Festival (see for more)

  • Transitional Justice Institute Film Screening and Book Launch

    Wednesday 11 December
    4.30 – 8.00 PM
    University of Ulster, Magee Campus

    Mural by Chilean artist Heri Tapia, located in Santiago and at Conway Mill, Belfast

    Mural by Chilean artist Heri Tapia, located in Santiago and at Conway Mill, Belfast

    Film Screening: ‘Nostalgia for the Light’ (2012), Director: Patricio Guzman (90 mins)

    4.30-6.30pm, Room MD007, University of Ulster, Magee Campus

    With commentary from Dr Eugene McNamee, Head of Law School, University of Ulster, and Professor Cahal McLaughlin, Professor of Film Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

    About the film: This haunting documentary from one of Chile’s best known filmmakers juxtaposes images from the sophisticated astronomical observatories that track the heavens from Chile’s Atacama desert with the stories of the women who venture out night after night to dig the same desert in a quixotic search for the remains of their missing loved ones.

    Book launch of ‘The Politics of Memory: Chile from Pinochet to Bachelet’ By Cath Collins, Katherine Hite and Alfredo Joignant (eds.)

    6.45-8.00pm, Room MD008, University of Ulster, Magee Campus

    With panel comments from Dr Kris Brown, University of Ulster, and Roberta Bacic, Curator of Chilean textile art on themes of memory and resistance.

    Followed by light refreshments. Open to the public, all welcome, please RSVP:

    Full details at

    Transitional Justice Institute

  • ‘Nothing about us without us is for us’ – Human Rights In Action

    Wednesday 11 December
    7:00 pm
    Golden Thread Art Gallery

    Human Rights in ActionThe Golden Thread Art Gallery will showcase the work of the Participation and Practice of Rights (PPR) and the growing numbers of groups in their network. Since 2007 groups working with PPR on the right to adequate housing, mental health services, play, work, welfare and more, have produced a catalogue of innovative, bold and imaginative campaigns.

    Ticket Information: Free but donations to the Inez McCormack Fund to keep the good work going most welcome

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  • Human Rights Cabaret

    Wednesday 11 December
    7:30pm – 11:00pm
    Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

    Human Rights CabaretThe Human Rights Consortium and Tinderbox Theatre Company are excited to present ‘Human Rights Cabaret’. Up-and-coming writers provide satirical perspectives on a range of human rights themes in a mix of comical sketches and songs with a classic pub quiz to ensure an excellent evening of entertainment.

    This is an over 18s event.

    Ticket information: £5 (£3 Concession)


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