FIFDH – Interpeace


Interpeace is thrilled to partner with the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH).

As part of Interpeace's 25th Anniversary celebrations, we will co-host two events in this year's forum. The Film Festival will take place from 8-17 March 2019, in 60 locations throughout Greater Geneva and French-Speaking Switzerland.


South Sudan: World’s Youngest Nation at the Crossroads to Peace


Presented by: FIFDH & Interpeace

Date: 09/03/2019

Place: Espace Pitoëff – Grande salle

Time: 2:00 pm

Film: Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative Trailer Film

Panellists:

  • Forest Whitaker – Actor, Director and Founder of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)
  • Magdalena Nandege – Peacebuilding activist in South Sudan, Member of the Youth Peacemaker Network in the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)

Moderator: Scott M. Weber – President of Interpeace

Event Description

Following a brutal civil war, Southern Sudan gained autonomy by referendum in 2011 and became not only the youngest country in the world, but also one of the poorest in spite of its oil resources. In 2013, the conflict resumed, this time internally. This new war has triggered a major crisis causing nearly 380,000 deaths and more than 2.4 million displaced persons. The panel discussion will address South Sudan’s peacebuilding issues and discuss – What strategies and actions are needed to ensure peace and prevent human rights violations in the long term?




Guatemala: For Memory, Against Impunity


Presented by: FIFDH, Interpeace, World Organization Against Torture, Casa Allianza, the Geneva Solidarity Delegation and the Right Livelihood Award

Date: 17/03/2019

Place: Espace Pitoëff – Grande salle

Time: 1:30 pm

Film: Burden of Peace, Directed by Joey Boink

Panellists:

  • Iván Velásquez – Commissioner of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala
  • Juana Baca Velasco – Director of the Ixiles Association of Women’s Organizations
  • Lenina García – Secretary General of the Student’s Association of the San Carlos University

Moderator: Arnoldo Gálvez – Global Communications Lead of Interpeace

Event Description

After decades of civil war and despite a developing democratic process, Guatemala is struggling to cope with widespread violence and impunity in the country. The documentary film, Burden of Peace, illustrates the work of Guatemala’s first female Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz, and her fight against impunity, as she seeks to bring justice and truth on the crimes committed during the civil war. The panel discussion for this event will include prominent figures in Guatemala’s political landscape to discuss the current situation on the eve of the presidential elections on June 2019.