Almost There: On the Path to Justice
Friday 12 October, 19:00 to 20:30
In Arabic, English, and Spanish with simultaneous translation
Join us for the launching panel of the Almost There film festival. Respect for human rights and the possibility to seek justice are central in establishing and maintaining peace in societies. Economic, environmental or political injustice are at the heart of flight and migration. The panel will discuss how to develop laws that serve an inclusive vision of citizenship.
This is the third edition of the Almost There film festival that the Heinrich Böll Stiftung-Middle East Office in Beirut is organizing in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon, with a special focus on rights, respect, and justice. The screening program includes local and international long and short feature documentaries, in addition to fiction films. It takes place from 12-14 October at the Metropolis Empire Sofil Cinema and the Goethe-Institut.
Diana Abou Abbas is the Executive Director of Marsa Sexual Health Center, Beirut.
Abdullah AlKafri is a playwright, and founding member and executive director of Ettijahat-Independent Culture. He recently directed the play The Confession in Beirut.
Chato is a survivor and justice seeker from Spain.
Antonia Klein is a legal advisor in the International Crimes and Accountability Program at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Berlin.
Nayla Geagea is a Lebanese lawyer and activist.