Media on War

Film screenings and debates at the film festival Human Rights Human Wrongs.

In connection with the screenings of the Fritt Ord-supported documentary film Nowhere to Hide, about Iraqi family father and nurse Nori Sharif, Fritt Ord, the Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival and Ten Thousand Images invite the public to three debates at Cinemateket:

The struggle for Iraq's future - Wednesday, 15 February, at 7.45 p.m.
Media on War (in English) - Saturday, 18 February, at 6.30 p.m.
How to protect civilians in times of war?-  Saturday, 18 February, at 8 p.m. 

About the event ‘Media on War - On war reporting, propaganda and documentaries’
When covering a war, what is important to convey? What is the purpose of war reporting? Is a film maker better equipped to show us what war is about?
When media companies lack resources to have reporters on the front lines and the time to give us proper analyses, while at the same time fake news and propaganda flourish, who will help us sort out the real stories? How can we get a better understanding of today’s wars? What is important to know? The latest images of a bomb blast, or an understanding of what it is like for the people who are the victims of war?
Zaradasht Ahmed
, film maker and director of the film Nowhere to Hide, which will screen at the festival.
Rula Asad, director of Syrian Female Journalists’ Network.
Fredrik Græsvik, journalist and author with experience of reporting from several conflict areas. He works for TV2.
Moderator: Stig Arild Pettersen, author, freelance journalist and founding partner of the podcast Du Verden!

Time and venue: Saturday 18 February, 6.30 p.m. at Cinemateket. The debate will be held in English. 

The film Nowhere to Hide is scheduled for the following screenings at Human Rights Human Wrongs:

Wednesday, 15 February, 5.30 p.m. at Cinemateket - tickets
Friday, 17 February, 1.00 p.m. at Cinemateket - tickets
Saturday, 18 February, 4.00 p.m. at Cinemateket - tickets 

Read more about the Oslo première here.

About the film festival:
The Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival will be arranged from 14 to 19 February, featuring 25 Norwegian and foreign documentary films of current interest. The debates are part of HRHW Live, the segment of the festival programme that includes debates, exhibitions, etc. The full festival programme can be downloaded {file-2}.  

The Fritt Ord Foundation and 2018 HUMAN international documentary film festival invites the public to the opening of this year’s festival, featuring a screening of the Norwegian documentary Golden Dawn Girls, on Wednesday, 7 March, at 6 p.m. at the Klingenberg Cinema.

The Fritt Ord Foundation and FutureLab Europe invite you to the Norwegian
launch of the book Letters to Europe – Refugee Women Write, in which
fourteen female refugees from all over Europe share their stories,
perspectives, concerns and hopes for the future.

Fritt Ord and the Institute for Social Research invite the public to the debate on #MeToo and Freedom of Expression on Thursday, 25 January 2018, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Fritt Ord premises, featuring Sissel Trygstad, Hannah Helseth, Sofie Høgestøl, Kjersti Horn, Arne Jensen, Anja Sletteland, Silas Harrebye and Åsa Linderborg.