13th annual We The Peoples Film Festival screens in eleven venues
The 13th We The Peoples Film Festival (11-24 November) screened forty films in eleven evening shows. These were selected from over four thousand submissions from 130 countries. “To have the opportunity to view so many new films each year enables our panel of assessors to monitor worldwide trends in film-making and thereby the direction of travel of today’s film makers” says David Wardrop, Festival Director.
To mark the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the festival screened the powerful documentary The Uncondemned which followed the first ever successful prosecution of rape as a war crime which took place at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1998. This flagship event was kindly hosted by Clifford Chance LLP in Canary Wharf. Other venues were the Rio Cinema, Dalston; the Cinema Museum; SOAS, Hackney Attic, Miranda at the ACE Hotel, Shoreditch; and South Bank University.
The We The Peoples Film Festival, a project of Westminster United Nations Association, is one of the very few film festivals worldwide which searches for films which address issues such as security, human rights, development and the environment.