2008 International Human Rights Film Festival and Photo Exhibition
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to co-sponsor the 2008 International Human Rights Film Festival and Photo Exhibition, which will be held from November 29 to December 31, 2008 at Eslite Bookstore's Dunnan Branch, Chinese Taipei Film Archive and Kaohsiung Film Archive.
AIT is co-sponsoring the participation of American filmmaker Maple John Razsa in this event. Mr. Razsa's 2002 documentary Occupation, which is narrated by Ben Affleck and documents a living wage protest for university service workers, will be screened as part of the film festival on Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. at Eslite Bookstore's Dunnan Branch.
2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. Coming in aftermath of the Second World War, this document sought to prevent another such war and to serve as a model for how human beings and nations should treat each other. The core philosophical value of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the human dignity of every individual. The Declaration highlights the universality and inalienability of human rights.
Additional information on the 2008 International Human Rights Film Festival and Photo Exhibition is available on the festival's website: http://udhr60.twbbs.org/