Wednesday, 23 July 2008

SIG 2 Initiative: Audiovisual Materials for HRE/EDC Practitioners

During the Rome meeting of SIG 2 (DARE's Special Interest Group on common projects) it became evident that part of the DARE members showed interest in usage of audiovisual materials (human rights documentaries, animation, etc.) and development of new methods on how to combine audiovisual materials with other teaching methods in HRE/EDC.

Thus a decision was made to explore this field in more detail and develop a common project. LCHR, the leading member of this initiative, will organize a human rights film festival "Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films" in October, 23-30 in Vilnius. SIG 2 decided that this might be an opportunity for DARE members, who would like to get involved in the development of this common project, to meet and discuss possible activites, contribute as well as gain experience from people who are using human rights films in HRE/EDC.

So far a few ideas of possible project acitivities have been raised:

  • Preparation of a tool kit for HRE/EDC practitioners and multipliers, where pre-selected films on various HR aspects and topics could be listed, providing additional information on how to use these films, where to obtain them, etc.
  • Development of new methods on how to use audiovisual materials in HRE/EDC, combine them with other tools, etc.
  • Sharing experience among DARE members who use human rights films in their practical work.

Thus I would like to encourage all DARE members, who are interested in possible projects in this field to contact me ( as well as inform me whether you would like to take part in a meeting in Vilnius at the end of October, whether you have any experience in using audiovisual materials in your work and if you are willing to share it among other DARE members.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Gediminas Andriukaitis
Lietuvos zmogaus teisiu centras (LZTC)/Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR)

A. Smetonos g. 2/11, Vilnius
Tel.: +370 5 262 88 58
Fax.: +370 5 262 89 60