HRWeekend Opening Night: Nae Pasaran

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Dutch premiere of Nae Pasaran followed by a Q&A with film director Felipe Bustos Sierra.

Dutch Premiere: Nae Pasaran

Opening Human Rights Weekend 2020

This year, Human Rights Weekend will be opened by an exclusive keynote speech of Yaqiu Wang, China Researcher at Human Rights Watch, about the most pressing human rights issues in China.

Simone Weimans, news anchor at NOS Journaal and presenter at NOS Met het Oog op Morgen, will be the host during this special evening.

Dutch premiere of Nae Pasaran

1974. In solidarity against the brutal Chilean coup six months earlier, Scottish factory workers know where they stand. They refuse to repair aircraft engines from the Chilean Air Force. Through sheer persistence, they keep the engines in Scotland for four years, until they mysteriously vanish one night. Forty years later, the tremendous impact of their gesture, long believed to be meaningless, is finally revealed.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with the film director, Felipe Bustos Sierra.

Got curious already? Read this Dutch article that was published about this program by Het Parool on February 4th, 2020.

Human Rights Weekend

Human Rights Watch, De Balie, and partners present the eighth edition of Human Rights Weekend. Find out where you stand and learn more about human rights, by participating in a weekend of films, discussions, and more. Meet film directors, Human Rights Watch researchers, journalists, and others and discover your position on topics such as the link between human rights violations and your clothing, the struggles involved in being intersex, and the use of protest as a tool for change. The event covers a wide range of countries, from France to China and from Bangladesh to Chile. Join us in Amsterdam, and find out where you stand.

All programs will be in English.


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HRWeekend 2020:
6 – 8 February


Yaqiu WangChina researcher
Simone WeimansNews anchor and presenter
Felipe Bustos SierraFilm director