The third edition of the Festival of Human Rights started on March 20. Hosted at Triennale, in Milan, until Saturday 24, the Festival will use various forms of expression to reach out to different audiences, such as films, documentaries, debates, expert testimonies, music and graphics. In this edition, human rights, at the core of the Festival, are explored in their interlinkages with environmental sustainability.
The Festival opened with a meeting dedicated to schools, which explored the links between ecology, economy and ethics. Massimo Tavoni, senior researcher at CMCC Foundation and associate professor at Politecnico di Milano, involved the students in a conversation with Paola Gianotti, Guiness World Record for the bicycle ride around the world. It was an occasion for students to reflect on climate change causes and impacts, but also to know good practices that can lead towards a sustainable development. Before the meeting, the movie Bring the Sun Home – a documentary by Chiara Andrich and Giovanni Pellegrini about the Barefoot women solar engineers – was screened, stimulating a conversation on energy poverty.
CMCC also contributes to the DOC section of the Festival: Alessandra Mazzai, CMCC communication officer, together with Nina zu Fürstenberg – founder of Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations – and Barbara Sorrentini – journalist at Radio Popolare, is part of the jury who will award on Saturday 24 the winners of the 2018 documentaries competition, among those selected by Sole Luna Doc Film Festival.
The Festival of Human Rights is organized by Reset-Diritti Umani, with the patronage of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Italian Ministry of the Environment, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and other Italian institutions and associations.