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Special programme on human rights "Ordinary Hell"

BIL’IN MY LOVE / BIL’IN HABIBTI 
BLACK GOLD
THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK
GHOSTS
CARGO 200 / GRUZ 200
HELL IN TANGIER / DE HEL VAN TANGIER 
ITCHKÉRI KENTI / ITCHKÉRI KENTI – LES FILS DE L’ITCHKERIE
THE MARK OF CAIN
PERSEPOLIS 
TOTAL DENIAL

NB! Seminar "Ordinary Hell" on human rights will take place on 7 December in Kumu Art Museum.

One does not need to sin to burn in hell. There is an incredible amount of people in the world, who must put up with physical and mental torture, famine and fear for their lives – every day. The simple chance of living in a wrong place, belonging to a wrong group of people, or sometimes using one’s mouth too openly could turn life into hell here and now in the blink of an eye.

The films selected into the special programme "Ordinary Hell" talk about people, whose rights are being violated and how they manage, despite everything, to get by in that daily hell. The feature films and documentaries of this programme are emotionally moving, reveal remarkable apathy and brutality of human nature and show extreme moral choices; yet also offer a tiny glimmer of hope.

Absence of human rights might seem a misfortune of distant developing countries. Beside the atrocities of war in Chechnya, prisons of Morocco and the killing fields of Darfur, there are also the slave labour of illegal immigrants in Europe, Israeli security fence dissecting Palestinian villages or the torture of Iraqi prisoners by the U.S. and British troops, all are sobering evidence that breaches of human rights are also a problem in developed Western societies.

Hopefully, watching the films in our programme helps to comprehend that human rights are not to be taken for granted. These rights need to be spoken about and are to be protected, for there are numerous countries, regions and companies, where human life is considered worthless - and with a little bit of bad luck, every one of us could end up in everyday hell.

The programme is
sponsored by





Tõnis Leht and Lauri Lippmaa
Programme coordinators













prg. mart kalmo