International Human Rights Day - Documentary film Truth Detectives
10 december 2018 om 19:00 uur
Ciné Utopia 16 avenue de la Faïencerie, L-1510 Luxembourg
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the viewing of the documentary film Truth Detectives.
Truth Detectives (2017) by Anja Reiss shows how all around the world, journalists, human rights activists, and lawyers collect evidence of human rights violations – with the help of victims. Using mobile devices to film and photograph their experiences, they become digital witnesses. Amateur videos of bombs exploding, people being abused or even shot dead are distributed almost in real time via social media. Digital investigators use various forensic methods to analyze and verify this deluge of images, supporting them with other evidence and scientific expertise. These investigations have óne purpose: to bring to justice those who violate human rights. “Justice is all about truth” as Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, in Truth Detectives states. In the film we meet investigative teams who use cutting-edge technologies to document their research into the war in Ukraine, the destruction of Mali’s cultural heritage, the search for mass graves in Colombia and the “Black Friday” bomb attacks in Gaza. All in search of the truth.
The promotion and protection of Human Rights is a cornerstone of Dutch foreign policy. Accountability and the fight against impunity is part of this effort.
- Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
- Where: Ciné Utopia 16 avenue de la Faïencerie, L-1510 Luxembourg
- 19h00: registration
- 19h15: welcome by H.E. Mr. Schaapveld, Ambassador of the Netherlands
- 19h20: Viewing of Truth Detectives;
- 20h50: Cocktail, selected guests available for questions and discussion.