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23 Oct. 2019 / 09:02

Soroca and Chisinau host the International Human Rights Film Tournament

Soroca and Chisinau will host on October 23 and 24, the International Human Rights Film Tournament 2019. The event will be launched in Chisinau on Wednesday, October 23, starting with 17:15 in a press conference.

On Wednesday evening, at 18:00, the public is invited to watch the feature film "Those who work" at the Patria Cinema. The screening will be followed by discussions with the public in the presence of the Swiss director and some special guests.

The next day, Thursday, October 24, between 10: 30-13: 00, director Antoine Russbach will hold a master class at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts of Moldova, dedicated to young filmmakers, students of the Multimedia Department and journalists .

In the evening, Veniamin Apostol Theater will host the tour in Soroca, starting with 18:00.

"Those who work" had the world premiere at the Locarno Festival. In 2019 it was awarded the Swiss Film Award in the categories: Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Performance in a Supporting Role, and it was also nominated twice: Best Film Score, Best Cinematography.

The organizers selected this film due to the thematic, in a mercantile world governed by controversial laws, in order to draw some important subject lines for the labor market in Moldova and to launch public debates. Last but not least, the film raises awareness through the psychological impact of the parent-child relationship.

The event is organized as part of the International Human Rights Film Tournament 2019 - a project of the Film Festival and the International Human Rights Forum and of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The tournament was launched in 2017 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and covers over 45 countries worldwide. The project is carried out with the support of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Canton of Geneva.

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